Eco Tourism

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Eco Tourism2018-01-22T08:23:08+00:00

Why stay with us?

What’s so special about us when compared to other so called eco-friendly lodges?
OR
Why you should choose Dhole’s Den for your stay at Bandipur?
AND
How BIG or SMALL your Carbon Footprint can actually be by choice…
We have been the FIRST project to try and successfully employ eco-friendly methods in the Bandipur National Park
First Lodge in the district and in the Bandipur national park to utilse alternative energy by a wind-solar hybrid solution

First to have a bio-diversity garden
First to employ waste water treatment using reed beds to reduce the effluents entering the ground water to the maximum
First to use a bio-digester for the disposal of kitchen waste
First to have LED lights on the property

We believe that Eco-consciousness begins with doing away of modern luxury which means there are no air conditioners, televisions, telephones, tea and coffee makers or for that matter refrigerators in the rooms. To start with most of the electricity 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 our bio gas digester. We 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 our own vegetable garden which inturn supplies our kitchen with organically grown products. We harvest rain water on 90% of the built up area and even have a pond to collect rain water during the monsoon and provide the earth with softwater and use it to recharge our borewell.
We always ask ourselves one question: How small can our and your carbon footprint be?
Sustainable & Responsible tourism
Number of guests entering the forest is limited as we accommodate only 15 persons when fully occupied

Construction of guest areas is limited to 10% of the property
Support the local youth as 80% of employees come from adjoining villages and tribal settlements
Support the local school by providing assistance in form of educational material and conducting safari rides and educational talks highlighting the importance of forests in their lives
Doing away with ‘city luxuries’ like pool, television and other facilities that are expected in city hotels to minimize the burden on the environment and encouraging a more active holiday filled with nature walks or bird watching

Water Conservation
Dual flushingWC’sinstalled

STP (Sewage treatment plant) based on reed bed system requiring no electrical power and little or no maintenance
The treated water used for organic farming
No swimming pool provided, no bathtubs nor Jacuzzis to minimize water usage by guests. Open to sky showers are a great idea isnt it?
Rainwater harvesting done for all major portions of the property

Solid Waste Management
Degradable / Bio degradablewastesegregation

Organic Compost used as fertilizer (organic manure)

Sound Pollution
Very minimal generator used (2.5 KVA) only for utmost emergency
Working to minimise mechanical noise levels at the property
Notelevision in therooms
No vehicular movement within the premises possible

Air Pollution
Very minimal generator used (2.5 KVA) only for utmost emergency

Staff accommodated within property to ease functioning and unnecessary transportation of personnel
First wind power and solar hybrid generator is the main source of power!!!
Local trees and bio-diversity garden planted in the premises to allow small fauna to survive

Light Pollution
Usage of lights avoided by not installing in areas except where required

EnergyConservation
LED Lamps used all over the propery

Fresh produce from the organic garden and local produce used to the maximum
Dedicated Green power lines so that guests realize the potential of clean energy
Maximum lighting load is being taken by the inhouse green power generated on the premises
No airconditioners in rooms, nor tea or coffee makers are provided
Solar pump installed for water requirements in our farm

Flora & Fauna
Local trees and plants are planted in the premises

No exotic fauna within premises (Even the hounds, our domestic dogs are of the indigenous breed…)
No landscaping done just pathways to walk.

TWO NIGHTS SAFARI PACKAGE
From INR 21,000 onwards per couple
To book call or Whatsapp 94444 68376
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