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%