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Kabini River Lodge

Starting from INR 9675

Named after the River Kabini, the Kabini River Lodge beckons with the promise of elephants, gaur, deer and a rumour of a 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.

  • Duration
    3 days
  • Group Size
    2 to 10
  • Difficulty
    Moderate
  • Season
    January - December
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 as Kabini River Lodge, 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 a barbecue by a campfire.

 

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 bonfires and barbecues 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

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

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

- Stay - Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast - Safari into Nagarahole National Park (Rajiv Gandhi National Park) - Coracle Ride - Forest entry charges and GST 18%.

Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

- Everything not mentioned in Inclusion.

  1. Day 1 :

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    - 12.30 Noon : Check in at noon. Settle down and freshen up - 01.30 PM – 03.00 PM : Treat yourself to a sumptuous lunch at the Gol Ghar - 03.00 PM – 03.30 PM : Gear up for a ride into the Park with tea/ coffee served at the Gol Ghar - 03.30 PM – 06.15 PM : Our naturalists take you on a wildlife Safari in Vehicle or Boat safari into the Nagarhole National Park, showing & sharing their experiences and information about the jungle and all the animals that live there - 06:30 PM : Tea/ coffee served at the Gol Ghar - 07.45 PM : Watch a wildlife movie at the Viceroy’s building - 08.30 PM – 10.00 PM : Bask in the warmth of the campfire, while you dine in the Gol Ghar, exchanging tales of the jungle with the other guests and our staff

  2. Day 2 :

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    - 12.30 Noon : Check in at noon. Settle down and freshen up - 01.30 PM – 03.00 PM : Treat yourself to a sumptuous lunch at the Gol Ghar - 03.00 PM – 03.30 PM : Gear up for a ride into the Park with tea/ coffee served at the Gol Ghar - 03.30 PM – 06.15 PM : Our naturalists take you on a wildlife Safari in Vehicle or Boat safari into the Nagarhole National Park, showing & sharing their experiences and information about the jungle and all the animals that live there - 06:30 PM : Tea/ coffee served at the Gol Ghar - 07.45 PM : Watch a wildlife movie at the Viceroy’s building - 08.30 PM – 10.00 PM : Bask in the warmth of the campfire, while you dine in the Gol Ghar, exchanging tales of the jungle with the other guests and our staff

  3. Day 3 :

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    - 06.00 AM – 06.30 AM : Wake up to a hot early morning cup of tea/coffee - 06.30 AM – 09.15 AM : Cruise through the serene backwaters of the River Kabini on a motor boat viewing sleepy crocodiles and chirpy birds, intent on their morning catch. View a variety of wildlife, especially the elephants, coming to the river for bath or a drink. Alternatively, you can go on a jeep safari to sight the animals, which means you can have the boat ride the evening before. - 10.00 AM : Your stay at Kabini is not over yet. A hearty brunch is what awaits you after your sojourn in the wild. - 11.00 AM : If you must leave, we look forward to your next visit to discover what other secrets the jungle conceals One road safari and boat safari is provided as per the programme at Kabini River Lodge. If a second road safari is requested, it can be provided only on the basis of availability. Also, in case of a request for a road safari, the second safari will de facto be a VAN safari.

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Accomodation

The River Kabini Lodge with its colonial styled accommodation facilities recreates a time bygone. Rooms that transport you to the Rajah’s era, quaint cottages, maharaja cottages(with A/C) and tented cottages with modern bath facilities sum up the accommodation facilities at River Kabini Lodge. The capacity to host just over 68 guests at a time and the absence of TV and A/C in our rooms keep this property true to what it stands for – a place to get closer to nature. **Dormitory** - **Weekday** : **Rs.6450** - **Weekend** : **Rs.7080** **Cottage** - **Weekday** : **Rs.15860** - **Weekend** : **Rs.17487** **Maharaja** **Cottage** - **Weekday** : **Rs.17077** - **Weekend** : **Rs.18832** **Room** - **Weekday** : **Rs.13444** - **Weekend** : **Rs.14857** **Tented** **Cottage** - **Weekday** : **Rs.11215** - **Weekend** : **Rs.12320** **Room** **East** **Bungalow** - **Weekday** : **Rs.12234** - **Weekend** : **Rs.13452** - Seasonal hike applicable on above tariff - Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis(For single occupancy 30% extra). - Cottage- Bed and Breakfast package at Rs. 1,900.00 Per person - Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis. - Transfers to & from our resorts are not included in the tariff. - Single occupancy charges are applicable. - Tariff for children (accompanying parents) between 5 and 12 years is 50% discount on the tariff. - Tariff May be changed without prior notice. **Note:** - Dormitory tariff includes accommodation, food, taxes & one Boat Safari (No Jeep safari).

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Essential

- Dress for comfort. Do avoid bright colours and stick to muted shades of green, black, grey and brown. The more you meld with the background, the better. - Wear comfortable walking shoes. - Avoid smoking - anything can start a forest fire. - You'll be spending a lot of time outdoors. Don't forget your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, torch, etc. - Avoid plastics. We're really trying to cut down on plastics. - Don't put perfume while going to safari. - PETS ARE STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED

Refund

Life is unpredictable and we understand that sometimes you have to cancel or change your trip dates and it is our endeavor to make it as easy as possible for you. However, please understand that we plan everything including guide fees, permits, accommodation and ration in advance. Therefore, any cancellation means inconvenience and certain losses to the people involved in various stages of the program. Keeping that in mind, our cancellation charges are as below, - Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the event: Full refund as cash. - Cancellations between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the event: 50 % refund as cash. - Cancellations less than 15 days to the start of the event: No refund. - Cancellations will be accepted only by email. Note: We reserve the right to cancel a program before departure in the event of logistical problems arising due to natural calamities, strikes, wars or any other circumstances that make the event inadvisable. In this case, we will refund 50% of the event fees.

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