what was once, the hunting lodges of the Mysore
Maharajas now lies the Kabini Sanctuary. It is right
inside the Karapur forest and is filled with nature’s
bounty. There are pools, spectacular valleys and
rapids to appeal to your adrenaline.
were to look from one of the lodges in the Sanctuary,
you can spot pools in midst of the trees and of course
rapids which provide an ideal location for white water
The sanctuary is abound with wildlife; elephants,
leopards, antelopes, tigers and a lot of other
animals, you can find them all in abundance. Those are
sights and scenes that you will remember for a life
Kabini Sanctuary is located near another famous
sanctuary, Nagarahole Wildlife National Park. This
sanctuary scores over the others in terms of the rare
species of animals and birds that can be found here.
It is rated as one of the 5 best wildlife sanctuaries
in India. What really is appealing here is that it is
a convergence of Wildlife and Birds with a river
History of Kabini Sanctuary
This Sanctuary was earlier the hunting grounds for the
Maharaja’s of Mysore and has been now converted into a
sanctuary for wildlife. It is located on the banks of
River Kabini and near the Karapur Forest Range. Close
by are other sanctuaries like the Nagarahole Wildlife
Sanctuary. Kabini Sanctuary was the place where the
erstwhile Maharaja’s used to conduct Khedda Operations
to capture Elephants and tame them so that they can be
used in their armies. However post-independence saw
the forest department conducting a few khedda
operations to capture elephants. This practice has
been abandoned now.
Special attractions in and around
While there are no attractions per se here, you can
indulge in various activities inside the park. There
are river rafting, treks through the jungle, you can
do bird watching.
Distance: From Bangalore: 208 km, from Mysore: 80km
How to Reach Kabini
Nearest Airports: Bangalore: 208 km away, Mysore: 80km
Nearest Railway Station: Mysore
Mode of Transport: It is suggested that you hire a
taxi from Mysore to Kabini. To reach Mysore you have
the option of taking a Bus/ Flight from Bangalore and
The weather is pleasant except during the rainy
Warm clothing is suggested as temperature might dip
during the nights. Clothes that can bear wear and tear
of trekking, rafting etc preferred.
There are numerous options for lodging that is
available at Kabini.
Tourist Attractions near Kabini:
There are numerous tourist
attractions near Kabini.
The Culture Capital of Karnataka is close by at a
distance of 80kms.
Nagarahole Wildlife Sanctuary:
This wild life sanctuary is in the neighborhood of
The Dam is a nearby attraction which can be visited.
Banasura Sagar Dam:
The Dam is built on one of the tributaries of Kabini.
This District has numerous waterfalls and offers
some breath taking scenery.