Kabini River Lodge
Kabini River Lodge run by the Karnataka Tourism department is a delightful place set on the banks of the river Kabini, dammed to create a large backwaters teeming with bird life. An old hunting lodge of the Maharajah of Mysore, the ethnic resort with colonial style bungalows, cottages and tented accommodation offers a tranquil getaway, situated at the southern end of the Nagarhole National Park.
Location: Karapur, Karnataka. About 220 km from Bangalore and 80 km from Mysore.
Prominent fauna: Elephants, gaur (Indian bison), leopards, crocodiles, chital (spotted deer), barking deer and the occasional tiger.
Best time to visit: October to May. Open through the year.
Minimum stay recommended: 02 nights
Destination Guide: Early morning jeep safaris into the jungle with one of the excellent resident naturalists or a ride on the river Kabini in a motorboat or a coracle (a native boat shaped like a round, flat basket ) provide ample opportunity for wildlife sightings. Tree stumps protruding from the water provide surrealistic perches for the many exotic birds. You can see the osprey, crested serpent eagle, brown-headed fishing eagle, golden-backed woodpecker, stork and peafowl among almost 250 species of bird life. A well equipped library stocked with wildlife books and videos provides hours of entertainment and knowledge. Pedal boats are also available to spend lazy afternoons drifting...
Accommodation: The Kabini River Lodge is a charming destination built in the colonial style. The ambience of an old world charm is evident in the spacious rooms with period furniture. The common dining area is a huge, open-air circular space overlooking the river.
Note: If you're driving in from Bangalore, you can also visit the historic temple town of Srirangapatna and the Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary- a paradise for bird watchers, made up of small islands on the Kaveri river.
Prices start from 550$ per person on twin sharing basis
Booking & Cancellation Policy
- Meet and assist at arrival and departure
- 02 nights' accommodation with all meals and taxes
- 02 safaris into the jungle
- 01 coracle ride
- Entrances and camera fees
- Intercity travel by private a/c car with driver, fuel, tolls and taxes to and from the nearest airport
- Additional jungle safaris
- Personal expenses like telephone calls, laundry, beverages, etc
- Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides and hotel staff
- Government Service Tax @ 4.5%