Once a private hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Mysore, Kabini, tactically located on the banks of the glorious Kabini river, was a popular hunting spot for British Viceroys and Indian royal kings. Presently it is considered to be one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka, well-known for its stunning wildlife and bird life. It has easy accessibility, scenic green background surrounding a large charming lake, and unbelievable sightings of large herds of elephants and other wild animals.
Kabini forests are a mixture of tropical, moist and dry deciduous types. Home to a rich variety of flora and fauna, Kabini attracts environment lovers from all over the country. Thickly forested regions, wild animals, range of avian species, and plentiful herds of elephants make the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka evenly interesting and distinctive. Besides elephants, it is possible to spot sambar, langurs, chital, bison, sloth bear, crocodile, pythons, tiger and leopard. The reserve is also home to around 250 species of bird life. The dam at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary across the river near Beechanahalli is a extraordinary attraction.
One can walk amidst the green forests and explore the rich variety of flora and fauna and the gorgeous wildlife. Kabini forests are extremely enchanting, owe to the imposing waterfalls, ripple-filled flowing waters of the river Kabini and the most beautiful backdrop of greenery. One can look out for the expansive river and selected with every little pleasure one would normally expect on a premium vacation and it serves as a perfect getaway for those who wish to leave behind the routine activities and the stress and strains of daily city life for a couple of holidays. The lush green scenes offer an enthusiastic forest to spend the days completely at personal convenience and to fill the vacation with flavor, fun and most adventurous. Kabini is the best suit for this and no one can offer it better than Kabini. The main activities one can engage here in this wildlife tourist spot are boating in Kabini river, an Elephant Safari and a Jungle Safari.
Travel within city
The town of Kabini is a popular tourist destination that people swarm to during every summer. This is because the town of Kabini is at once a dream tourist destination – with lush greenery, countless species of flora and fauna, glittering streams and a vast national park. All these and more make Kabini a must see destination for any tourist. In order to roam around the town of Kabini, there are very few options present for tourists and interested travelers.
Buses are the main mode of transport available within the town of Kabini. Opting for a bus ride can be very helpful, as buses are the cheapest and only mode of travel available. Buses in the town of Kabini generally tend to be really crowded, and opting for a bus travel can be quite uncomfortable during the peak hours of travel. Bus travel can cost you around Rs 3 to 5.
You can also opt for safaris in the Kabini River region for Rs 700. This region is very famous for the huge congregation of elephants during a particular time of the year. You can take up a jungle safari in order to witness this natural event, and can opt for a jeep provided by one of the resorts around the region. You can also ride a coracle in Kabini for around Rs 400.
Famous for: Wildlife
Languages: Kannada, Malayalam, English, Hindi
Best Season: October to March
Weather: Summer 23-37°C, Winter 13-20°C
Altitude: 177 m
STD code: 08228