It is a beautiful wildlife region, located on the banks of glorious River Kabini. It was once served as a popular hunting lodge of Indian Royal Kings and British Viceroys. It is one of the stunning and best wildlife sanctuaries in the state of Karnataka. The charming beauty of Kabini is further beautified by calm lakes, variety of birds, large herds of elephants and plenty of wildlife species. The Kabini forest is a fine blend of moist, tropical and dry and deciduous types of forests. It attracts nature lovers and environmental enthusiasts from far and wide by its rich fauna and flora. Besides avian species and herds of elephants, one can even find chital bison, sambar, sloth bear, pythons, crocodiles, loepards and tigers. The Kabini Dam is another major attraction in this reservoir. Elephant Safari, Jungle Safari and Jungle walk are the most interesting ways to explore the gorgeous wildlife of flora and fauna. Ripple-filled flowing water of River Kabini, Scenic backdrop of thick green forest, aroma of various plantations and twitters of birds are enthralling and mesmerizing experiences of Kabini.
Places to visit
It is a ever green forest wildlife sanctuary and a natural habitat of several tribes. It is a popular destination of coffee plantations and agricultural fields. It is precious place to get a glimpse of variety of wild animals.
It is also known as Lakshmana Tirtha. It is cascading from 60 meters height located in the midst of thriving green forest and majestic Western Ghats. It is also a famous Hindus religious spot where the Irpu waterfalls flows and joins to River Kaveri at another side. The populat Rameshwara temple devoted to Lord Shiva is located on this River banks.
It is located on the banks of River Lakshman Thirtha. This is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Some legends claims that this is the place where Lord Lakshmana fetched water for his beloved brother Lord Rama. Maha Shivarathri is the famous festival celebrated here.
Kutta and Nagarhole National Park are the other popular attractions here. Jungle Safari, Elephant Safari, Boating and Trekking are most loved activities of tourists in Kabini.
How to reach Kabini
Bangalore international airport is 208 km from Kabini is the nearest airport.
Mysore railhead is around 80 km from Kabini is closest railway station.
There are numerous buses available to reach Kabini from all major cities of Karnataka.
In summer 23-37°C and in winter 13-20°C. Kabini is best visited from October to March.