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General Information about Kabini

An unavoidable tourist destination in Karnataka, 250 kms from Bangalore, is the beauty of Kabini, the mighty river and its annexes. It is an apt location for a getaway trip with your family and creates some colourful memories. The untouched wilderness would sway your hearts away with its utmost charm. Once a private hunting area for the British, this famous wildlife destination which has a rich variety of flora and fauna is made to become a definite tourist attraction and a place for a peaceful stay.

One of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka, the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary was once a private hunting area for the British. Today, it attracts tourists from all over. It is a must see for all nature lovers and those looking for a perfect vacation amidst the lush greenery and imposing waterfalls. Kabini has in store hints of various elements of nature, be it a huge variety in the plantation, abundance of wildlife ranging from carnivores to mammals to birds or the terrain where each type is a part of and a compliment to the other.

Tigers, elephants, deer etc are spotted near the region often. It is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in South India.

Nature based activities are quite easy and famous here. Coracle ride, jungle safari, elephant ride, nature walk, trekking etc are some of the most familiar activities available near Kabini.

It is good to visit Kabini throughout the year as it possesses beauty as its own during the whole time of the year. Monsoon will make the river overflow and nature would become symbolically the best when it is raining heavily. Plan a trip to this one of the best weekend getaways near Bangalore and make some special memories with your loved ones.

Connectivity :
By Rail : The nearest railway station is in Mysore. It is located around 72 kilometers away from Kabini. Mysore station is well-connected to other cities via Bangalore Majestic Terminal.

By Air : Bangalore Airport is the nearest airport to Kabini. It is located around 208 kilometers away from Kabini. Bangalore airport is well-connected to all other airports in India.

By Road : The Bangalore-Mysore Road and Bangalore-Mangalore highway connect Bangalore and Kabini. By road, it will take around 4 hours to reach Kabini from Bangalore. Kabini is well-connected to Bangalore and other neighboring cities via KSRTC buses

There aren't too many options for food in the area and your choices can get a bit limiting, apart from the several cuisines served in the hotels and lodges. One might find local delicacies here such as Dosa, Bisi Bele Bath, Akki Roti, Jolada Roti, Idli, Vada, Sambhar, Kesari Bath, Ragi Mudde, Uppittu, Vangi Bath and traditional and local sweets like Mysore pak, Chiroti etc .

An Ideal Itinerary

Day 1- On reaching Kabini in the morning, check in the resort and sit back and admire the scenic view outside. The resorts itself carries out Jungle safaris, boat rides and trekking and other activities in and around the sanctuary. Check with them and pick the activities which you would want to do.
Day 2- Next day you can visit the Kabini dam and do some local shopping.

Few Places of Interest

Jungle Safari
The jungle safari is a wonderful opportunity for all the environmental enthusiasts to mingle among the variety of flora and fauna. Tourists can spend some enjoyable time here by taking a nature walk under the guidance of tour operators.
Attractions: Kabini River is a major attraction here. Nagarhole forests, Kabini dam etc are the other major attractions near Kabini.

Elephant Safari
Where buses cannot be used to venture into the irregular terrain, a tourist can enjoy the royal feel of an elephant safari. With the largest congregation of Asiatic elephants in this reserve, the ride atop the tamed animal is an exquisite experience.

Boating down the Kabini River is a feast for the eyes with the wondrous scenery that is put forth on such a ride. Along with the dense forests, various animals can be seen in their natural habitat while boating.

Kabini Dam
Close to the Bheechanahalli Village, this dam is host to some wide and beautiful sceneries as well as a reservoir that foster an abundance of wildlife around the area.

Rameshwara Temple
Located on the banks of the Lakshman Tirtha River, Rameshwara Temple is a Hindu religious temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. As per Hindu mythology, When Rama and Lakshmana were searching for Rama’s beloved wife ‘Sitadevi’. When Rama asked him to bring drinking water, Lakshmana shot an arrow into the Brahmagiri Hills and created a river called Lakshmana Tirtha.

Brahmagiri Sanctuary
Located in the Kodagu district of Kabini region, The Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, named after the Brahmagiri Peak, located at a height of 1607 meters above sea level. The sanctuary is quite famous for its agricultural fields and coffee plantations. The wildlife sanctuary is inhabited by a large number of rare species such as lion-tailed macaque, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Brown Mongoose, Elephant, tiger, gaur, wild dog, sambar and sloth bear among others.

Nagarhole National Park
A part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Nagarhole National Park, also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park is one of the most famous wildlife reserves in India. The wildlife sanctuary was set up in 1955 and was enriched with greenish forest cover, gushing waterfalls and little streams among others. The national park plays host to a large number of mammalian species and rare species of animals such as tiger.

Irpu Falls
Fondly known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, The Irpu Falls is a fresh waterfall located in the Brahmagiri range. It is located 60 meter above the ground. Due to presence of Rameshwara Temple, Irpu Falls is a major pilgrim spot as well.

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