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Kabini Tourism

Located around 245 km from Bangalore, Kabini is primarily known for its handful of luxury resorts around the Kabini River and Nagarhole National Park in the vicinity.  Please note that there are not many budget-friendly accommodations near Kabini River. It is a popular weekend getaway from Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore.

Once a private hunting area for the British, Kabini is a wildlife destination that is the largest place for Asiatic Elephants in the world. The Kabini Forest Reserve (which comprises the south-eastern part of Nagarhole National Park) is famous for its amazing wildlife and birdlife. Kabini is also home to the world's most famous living black panther "Saya". Even though it is not impossible to spot him, it is very rare.

Boat Safari and Jeep Safari in the Kabini jungle is the ideal way to spot the tiger, leopard, guars, elephants and other majestic species. Kabini is also one of the best places in India to photograph leopards.

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Jungle Safaris and Other Adventures

The Jungle Safari is a great opportunity to experience the essence of this place and appreciate the humungous amount of flora and fauna spread across. The nature walk in the forest is a must if you want to reconnect with the surroundings and nature all over again. With the largest congregation of Asiatic Elephants, Elephant Safari is a fun way to get close with the wildlife in Kabini. Also, boating down the Kabini river is an experience which is one of a kind. The view is just spectacular with dense forest all around and at times spotting various animals in their natural surroundings makes the ride and the entire vacation worth it.

Suggested Itinerary for Kabini

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.

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What is the best way to reach Kabini?

Kabini doesn't have an airport or a railway station of its own. The closest and most accessible airport is Banglore Airport which is very well connected. However, the closest station is Mysore Junction. The best way to commute to Kabini is via roadways. There are many private and government buses which commute to Kabini. They are economical and convenient.
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What are the places near Kabini?

The top places near to Kabini are Ooty which is 79 km from Kabini, Mysore which is located 20 km from Kabini, Coorg which is located 109 km from Kabini, Wayanad which is located 79 km from Kabini, Srirangapatna which is located 32 km from Kabini

What are the things to do in Kabini?

The top things to do in Kabini are Jungle Safari, Kabini, Elephant Safari, Boating in Kabini, Nagarhole National Park, Shopping in Kabini, Kabini Dam. You can see all the places to visit in Kabini here

What is the local food in Kabini?

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 .
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What is the best time to visit Kabini?

October to May is the best time to visit Kabini as these are the non-monsoon months. This area receives heavy rainfall during monsoon so it is advisable not to visit Kabini from June to September. But Kabini is an exquisite destination that you can visit any time of the year, as there are numerous options for travellers of every kind. Kabini is popular for its diverse fauna and comfortable weather and camping options. It is a place that will be most enjoyed during summers as it gives more options to explore wildlife during this time.
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Who should visit Kabini?

Kabini is an ideal place for those who love exploring and submerging into the wilderness and enjoy nature up close and in its most organic form.

What is not so good about Kabini?

Cannot be visited throughout the year.

What is famous about Kabini?

You get to explore the amazing wildlife and flora and fauna. A getaway close to nature. Ideal for a short trip.

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Q. Is there multiple resorts if yes please provide more details to it and how we can book a good one.


6 years ago
There are many resorts in the vicinity of Kabini. Check out the list of hotels near Kabini in the following link - https://www.holidify.com/places/kabini/hotels-where-to-stay.html and you can get the (Read More) detailed list by clicking on the above link.
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Q. Hi I am going to coorg for 3 days after that I want to go Kabini for 3 days. Can you guide me about place hotels and what to see at Kabini.

Deepak Venkatesan

6 years ago
Kabini most resorts are online basis so better PreBook . Since it's a matting season safari is not much interesting but u cab enjoy the climate and sight seeing go before 6 in Eve and after 6 am

Q. Is it advisable to visit Kabini during June during the monsoon?

Nehad Zein

6 years ago
No, it is not because it can interfere with your plans and is just not a very good option if you want to enjoy your trip.
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King Elric

on Elephant Safari 4 years ago
Animal cruelty. Please avoid.........
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