Kabini is a river and a major tributaries of the river Cauvery in Southern India and the dam forms the huge Kabini reservoir in Karnataka. The backwaters of the kabini reservoir and the area is part of the Nagarhole national park, Home to very rich wildlife because of surrounding landscape, jungle, steep valleys along with water bodies.
Kabini is an ideal wildlife getaway from Bangalore, located around 210 km by road from the city and reachable only by road via Mysore. Kempegowda International Airport or Bengaluru Airport is the 5th busiest airport in the country.
Mysore Airport, Airlines and Destinations
As of 2019, Mysore Airport is only serviced by three domestic airlines: Alliance Air, TruJet from Chennai and IndiGo from Hyderabad.
Mysore is the nearest Railway station to reach Kabini by Train, The famous wildlife destination is located around 80 km from the city by road and is the best way to reach Kabini from Mysore.
Kabini is part of the Nagarahole National Park, located around 80 km road distance from Mysore city. The backwaters of the kabini and surrounding area is heaven for water birds, wild animals, a perfect wildlife getaway for nature lovers and best place to spot black panther in India.
Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is easily accessible by road only from Mysore and November and January is best time visit Kabini when the forest are little green after the monsoon but for a better wildlife March to July is the another best time to visit Kabini.
Kabini River Lodge is the place where you should stay, its a Karnatala government property and one of the best resorts in Kabini, offering
full package of safari, all meals and stay.
There are two jeep safari in Kabini, Early morning and afternoon safari plus one can also go for Boat Safari in Kabini backwaters.
6:30 AM to 09:30 AM
03:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is the best place in India to spot leopards on tree, Also one of the few place to spot black panther known as Ghost of Kabini.
Image Courtesy Sridhar Nagaraj shot in Kabini 2018.
The jungle of Kabini is home to large number of Indian leopard, Bengal Tiger,Indian elephant, Gaur, dhole dog and list of water birds, reptiles – For Wildlife Photos Click Here.