Kabini – the land of the leopard is a true nature’s delight that provides you with virgin views of nature. You will get to rivet this unparalleled experience of witnessing exotic wildlife species from up close and enjoy the magnificent views of the elegant Asiatic Leopard relaxing in the jungles. Nagarhole National Park located in this beautiful slice of paradise is well acclaimed for the world’s highest density of tigers. Enthral in this delightful experience of living in nature’s abode.

The rooms are opulent and spacious with each of them equipped with the fine furnishings and tastefully interiors. The blend of tradition and modernity is one of the specialities that has made these lodges unique from other lodges.

Stay at Kabini River Lodge, Kharapur also provides you with a golden opportunity of watching hunting exhibitions by the Ospreys and Shaheen Falcons in the neighbourhood. Delight in this stunning experience of living in the wild while enjoying the natural beauty that accompanies your stay here. Rivet in this amazing unparalleled experience of staying at Kabini River Lodge with friends and family while here.

Named after the River Kabini, the River Kabini Lodge beckons with the promise of elephants, gaur, deer and a rumour of tiger. Located on the southern fringes of the Nagarahole National Park (Rajiv Gandhi National Park) , this former hunting lodge of the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore was rated as One of the Top 5 Wildlife Resorts in the World by the British Tatler’s Travel Guide. A sprawling colonial estate in the heart of elephant country, the River Kabini Lodge echoes with the call of the wild. 

 

About Kabini River Lodge

Enjoy the serene waterscapes of the River Kabini and jungle adventures with a host of recreational activities and leisure facilities at Kabini River Lodge.

  • Serves Indian and international cuisines at the in-house dining hall with lovely green outdoor views.
  • Recognised as one of the top 5 wildlife resorts in the world by the British Tatter’s Travel Guide.
  • Offers morning and evening jungle safari, coracle ride and motorboat ride on the River Kabini.
  • Organised bonfire and barbecue in the evenings.

 

Activities Available at Kabini River Lodge

Jungle safari: A trip to the jungle and explore its beauty, watch the wild animals walking peacefully in front of you.

Garden: Take a walk in the vast green garden and explore the harmony of nature.

Elephant interaction: The Dubare Elephant Camp is a must-experience for the elephant lover in you. Karnataka’s history with elephants goes a long way back and currently, the state’s Forest Department has about 150 elephants in various

Snorkeling, Speed boat, Kayaking: These adventurous activities that are provided at the resort are subject to availability and additional costs.

 

Which is the best season to stay in Kabini River Lodge?

The River Kabini Lodge is a great place to visit any time of the year. But during the sweltering months of March, April and May, the pools and springs in the forest dry up, bringing the animals to the banks of the River Kabini. Here you get to see the largest congregation of Asiatic Elephants in the wild. The monsoons (July, August and September) have the trees lush and thick, but promise fewer animal sightings. The other months promise a fair chance of animal and bird sightings.

 

Description of a Day in Kabini River Lodge

Imagine waking at the crack of dawn and setting forth for the experience of your life. Witnessing the wild rousing from its slumber is a life changing experience. The forests of the Nagarahole National Park (Rajiv Gandhi National Park)  abound in herds of elephant, sambar and spotted deer, wild boar, sloth bear, gaur and the occasional tiger and panther. It’s not for nothing that the locale of this resort was once the Maharaja’s favourite hunting ground.

Located by the banks of the River Kabini, this 54-acre property spells idyllic charms and countless pleasant surprises. The former hunting lodge that’s been converted, speaks of erstwhile elegance and comes with comforts like charming accommodation, a well-stocked bar and even a fully-equipped conference room for those meetings that spell business as unusual. For those who seek rejuvenation in the truest sense, we also offer ayurvedic treatments.

The wild has its charms and traditions. Here you’re not a tourist, but an explorer; an adventurer. Meals, being an opportunity for explorers to share their stories and wild rendezvous, are group affairs. That’s why the Gol Ghar, our river-facing gazebo dining area serves meals at set times. The buffet serves Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine.

A morning and evening jeep safari or even a boat ride down the River Kabini rewards you with sightings of herds of elephants, crocodiles sunning themselves and many hued birds flitting in and out of the forest’s green canopy. For a touch of rustic, opt for the traditional coracle, made from bamboo and buffalo hide or go for the regular motorboat. Unwind with a wildlife movie in the audio-visual hall and then bring the day to a grand close with barbecue by a campfire.


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