Kabini River Lodge
Named after the River Kabini, the River Kabini Lodge beckons with the promise of elephants, gaur, deer and a rumour of tiger. Located on the southern fringes of the Nagarahole National Park (Rajiv Gandhi National Park) , this former hunting lodge of the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore was rated as One of the Top 5 Wildlife Resorts in the World by the British Tatlerís Travel Guide. A sprawling colonial estate in the heart of elephant country, the River Kabini Lodge echoes with the call of the wild..
The River Kabini Lodge is a great place to visit any time of the year. But during the sweltering months of March, April and May, the pools and springs in the forest dry up, bringing the animals to the banks of the River Kabini. Here you get to see the largest congregation of Asiatic Elephants in the wild. The monsoons (July, August and September) has the trees lush and thick, but promise fewer animal sightings. The other months promise a fair chance of animal and bird sightings..
Activities: Two jungle Safari (One Boat safari or one Road Safari by Jeep / Bus subject to availability) & One jungle safari by Jeep into Nagarahole National park, Coracle Ride.
Food: Serves both indian and continental for breakfast. Lunch and dinner will be predominently indian with veg and non-veg spread.
Wildlife audio visuals shows
Doctor on call
Maharaja - Cottages
Viceroy (North Block) - Rooms
Viceroy (East Block) - Rooms
Royal - Tented Accommodation
Diwan - Shared Accommodation ( Dormitory )
Kabini river lodge is 220 kms from Bangalore, 80 kms from Mysore.
You need to take Mysore - H.D. Kote road, reach H.D. Kote hand post and proceed to kabini forest. There are enough signages by Jungle lodges and resorts at crucial points.
Total distance 220 kms ( 5 hours).
Alernate route would be from Kerala.
Located on the Southeastern end of Nagarhole National Park, Kabini is home to one of the largest numbers of elephants in Asia. The river attracts these majestic animals in big herds. Besides, over 300 species of birds are spotted throughout the year.
Located by the banks of the River Kabini, this 54-acre property spells idyllic charms and countless pleasant surprises. The former hunting lodge thatís been converted, speak of erstwhile elegance and comes with comforts like charming accommodation, a well-stocked bar and even a fully-equipped conference room for those meetings that spell business as unusual. For those who seek rejuvenation in the truest sense, we also offer ayurvedic treatments.
The wild has its charms and traditions. Here youíre not a tourist, but an explorer; an adventurer. Meals, being a opportunity for explorers to share their stories and wild rendezvous, are group affairs. Thatís why the Gol Ghar, our river-facing gazebo dining area serves meals at set times. The buffet serves Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine.
A morning and evening jeep safari or even a boat ride down the River Kabini rewards you with sightings of herds of elephants, crocodiles sunning themselves and many hued birds flitting in and out of the forestís green canopy. For a touch of rustic, opt for the traditional coracle, made from bamboo and buffalo hide or go for the regular motorboat. Unwind with a wildlife movie in the audio-visual hall and then bring the day to a grand close with barbecue by a campfire.
Flora & Fauna in Nagarhole National Park
Incredibly rich with plantation and vegetation, the Park comprises of tropical and deciduous forest land. Rosewood, Teak, Sandalwood and Silver Oaks trees are found in the majority of the park. The presence of the Deccan Plateau and forests like Pala Indigo make the topography quite lush. Other species of flora such as Crocodile Bark and Axle wood can also be found here among other rich plantations. Extended leg of the River Kabiniwhich lies majorly in the forest provides lifeline to the residents of the Park.
Nagarhole National Park has a dense population of animals which consists of mammals, reptiles, and avifauna. Within every sq. km, one can find varied residents of the forest. Especially during the summers, Asian Elephants can be seen wandering with their herds. Some of the main attractions of the park are Tigers, Niligiri Thar, Nilgiri Langur, Bisons, Leopards, Wild boar, Deer, Dhole (Wild Dog), Sloth Bear, Slender Loris, Male Gaur, Sambar, Chital, Giant Flying Squirrel, and Porcupines. A complete paradise of birding, the Park is home to approx. 300 species of birds. The National Park has canopy trees with height as long as 30 meters, it attracts lots of rarest species of birds in the forest. One can get enchanted with a view of Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Malabar Pied Hornbill,Crested Hawk Eagle, Scarlet Minivet and Malabar Trogan to name a few. The park is also home to many reptiles such as Common Vine Snake, Bamboo Pit Viper, Rat Snake, Russellís viper, Common Krait and Indian Rock Python besides Marsh Crocodile, Monitor Lizard. Many aquatic and terrestrial animals can also be seen who have found solace here in the park, like tortoises, frogs, toads and tree frogs and a myriad insects, and also including some very beautiful butterflies which adds an extra charm to the living beauty of the jungle here.
During the sweltering months of March, April and May, the pools and springs in the forest dry up, bringing the animals to the banks of the River Kabini. Here you get to see the largest congregation of Asiatic Elephants in the wild. The monsoons (July, August and September) has the trees lush and thick, but promise fewer animal sightings. The other months promise a fair chance of animal and bird sightings.
Package Includes: Stay, Food (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast), one Boat Safari & One Jungle Safari - Jeep Safari for Majaraja Package, Viceroy Package & Royal Package & Bus Safari (No Jeep safari) for Diwan Package into Nagarahole National park, Coracle Ride, Forest entry charges and GST 18%