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Dhole's Den is an eco-friendly Lodge and luxurious gateway to the Bandipur National Park. The name Dhole’s Den is derived from the Dhole, the Asiatic wild dog (Cuon alpinus). For many years it was hunted down as vermin but it is one of the most fascinating hunters in the Indian jungle with a complex and unique social hierarchy. The dholes live in packs and are organised perfectly under the leadership of an alpha male and alpha female. The population of the Dholes has been decimated in the various national parks in India and a notable population remains only in national parks like Kanha, Periyar and Nagerhole and of course Bandipur. At Dhole's Den it is their endeavour to emphasise the importance and the beauty of this animal which wrongly stands in the shadow of bigger and well-known animals like the tiger, leopard or elephant and win support for the conservation of the jungle in Bandipur with the dhole as its mascot.

WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT DHOLE'S DEN WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER ECO-FRIENDLY LODGES?
Eco-consciousness begins with doing away of modern luxury which means there are no air conditioners, televisions, telephones, tea and coffee makers nor refrigerators in the rooms. To start with most of the electricity at Dhole's Den is generated by a wind turbine and solar cells. The switches are clearly marked allowing you to use renewable energy to the maximum. The kitchen waste is turned into bio gas in the bio gas digester. They use an age old method which was used even in the Indus valley civilization until recently rediscovered. The waste water is treated in reed beds so that the resulting waste water is odourless and can be used for farming in the vegetable garden which supplies the kitchen with organically grown products.

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