Being located on the banks of Kabini river, Kabini is 208 km away from Bengaluru, the capital city of Karnataka state of southern India. Mysore is 80 km away from this place by road. This area also includes the south-eastern part of Nagarhole sanctuary. This place was a favorite hunting spot for the Maharajas of Mysore, Viceroys and Indian Royalty.
This forest reserve sprawls over 55 acres of land. This picturesque green landscape is surrounded by the murmuring waters of Kabini river. Tourists can also see a dam across Beechanahalli.
This is the one of the main activities in Kabini. Adults and kids can enjoy riding on the back of huge elephants. Tourists can reach almost all difficult terrains by jeep safari. This safari is provided near Sunkadakattee. The main animal to be seen in Kabini are the elephants. Kabini houses nearly 6000 numbers of Asiatic elephants.
Nature lovers and environmentalists can opt for jungle safari. This takes the travelers deep into the vast lush green thick forests of Kabini. Tourists can leave civilization behind by opting for nature walks among the flourishing green vegetation. Tour operators will arrange for nature walks amidst the Kabini forest along with a guide.
Tourists can have a glimpse of serene beauty of Kabini by sailing in boats or coracles on Kabini river. Pythons, crocodiles, leopard, langur, cobras, and antelopes are a few of the animals often spotted.
This is a small town is just one km away from Kabini and is famous for its National Park. Nature lovers can come across lush green vegetation, captivating waterfalls and temples. Tourists can have an aerial view of Nagarhole from the watchtower located in the middle of teak and cardamom plantations.
Tourists can also visit various historic palaces, temples, churches, and the Brindavan garden in Mysore. It is just 80 km from Kabini.
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary:
Bird watchers can plan a trip to this sanctuary. The place is located in Mandya District. Here travelers can take a boat ride along the river Kabini and islets and can see numerous beautiful bird species. Ranganathittu is 20 km from Mysore on the Mysore –Kabini route
Nearest railhead is Mysore (80 km) from where tourists are linked with all major cities in India. The nearest airport is Bengaluru (208 km). The Kabini area also has well laid roads connecting it with nearby cities.