(2800 Ft Above Sea Level)

(Also known as Kabini )

Karnataka | India
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Nagarhole is categorised as Wildlife / Bird Watching

On a boat Safari
Boat Safari Jetty
Coracle Ride
Spotted Deer
Elephant Camp
Nagarhole National Park

Reasons to Visit
  • Nagarhole (Or Rajiv Gandhi National Park) is one of the best-managed parks in the Country offering a very good park experience.
  • Guests at Nagarhole enjoy game drivers (Jeep Safaris), birding, coracle ride, boat ride and elephant ride at the Elephant training camp.
  • Nagarhole Park is open throughout the year and offers extensive sighting for Wild Elephants, Gaur, Bison, Wild Dogs, Deers, Fox and crocodiles. Tigers and Leopards are more elusive and not spotted as often.
  • Kabini area is scenic due to a dam built on the Kabini has created a splendid lake to the south of the park, which separates it from Bandipur Tiger Reserve. To the south – east lies the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary while to the west, coffee plantations separate the park from Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Wildlife Destinations in India offering best Park Experience"Nagarhole National Park (or popularly known as Kabini) is the best park in South India renowned for its birdlife and rich wildlife experience. Nagarhole / Kabini has been attracting Wildlife Photographers since early 1990s and continues to be one of the best managed parks in India."
  • Most Popular Wildlife Destinations in India"Nagarhole (Kabini) (230 kms from Bangalore and 80 kms Mysore) is a wildlife destination and a hugely popular nature centric getaway. Travellers to Kabini enjoy the riverside / lakeside experience offered by lodges and resorts around Kabini reservoir and enjoy nature walks, bird watching, jeep safaris. While Kabini is not the park to visit for Tiger sightings, it certainly is one for bird watching, Leopard sighting and overall park experience. Proximity of Kabini from other popular destinations s"
  • Destinations for the Holiday Traveller to Karnataka, North Kerala and Nilgiris"Nagarhole or Kabini (80 kms from Mysore and 120 kms from Madikeri) as its popularly known is a prime wildlife destination in India and renowned Holiday destination for guests to Karnataka, Wayanad and Nilgiris itinerary. Kabini is very popular with all travellers even though it has fewer and higher priced stays."
  • Destinations renowned for Wildlife and Bird watching in Karnataka"Nagarhole - Rajiv Gandhi National Park (Generically known as Kabini) is situated at 200/220 kms from Bangalore and 60-80 kms from Mysore. Nagarhole (popularly known as 'Kabini") represents one of the best park experiences in India and is one of the most sought and premier Wildlife destinations of Karnataka offering the best Wildlife and Bird watching experience to experience Wildlife travellers / bird watchers, getaway seekers and nature travellers."
  • Destinations to Visit for Leopard Sightings in India"Kabini (Nagarhole) is one of the best wildlife experiences in India and are home to some of the boldest leopard population, who offer photographers some of the most stunning photos during both morning and afternoon safaris. "
Access Information

Nagarhole has 8 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Jungle Lodge6

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14 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Nagarhole

Getaway (1-3 nights)5
Short Break (4-6 nights)6
Holiday (7 or more)3

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List of Holidays for Nagarhole


  • Mysore - Nagarhole Break (3 Nights)
  • Nagarhole Escape (1 Nights)
  • Nagarhole Getaway (2 Nights)
  • The Royalty and Wildlife Trail (3 Nights)
  • Wayanad with Nagarhole (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • Coorg - Mysore Break with Nagarhole (6 Nights)
  • Coorg - Nagarhole Break (4 Nights)
  • Coorg - Wayanad Break with Nagarhole (6 Nights)
  • Coorg Nagarhole Break with Halebid / Belur (5 Nights)
  • Mysore - Nagarhole Break with Hassan (4 Nights)
  • Mysore - Ooty with Nagarhole (6 Nights)


  • Karnataka: A medley of experiences (10 Nights)
  • Malabar Circuit with Bekal (8 Nights)
  • Ooty - Coorg with Nagarhole (7 Nights)

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Nagarhole has 4 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Coorg (Madikeri) and Drop to NagarholeRs. 3889
Transfer between Ooty and Kabini (Nagarhole)Rs. 6667
Transfers between Bangalore and NagarholeRs. 7612
Transfers between Kabini (Nagarhole) and MysoreRs. 3112

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Destination Ideas

  • Golden Chariot - Luxury Train Experience
  • Karnataka in Monsoon
  • Nagarhole (Kabini) – A bird watching destination
  • Nagarhole (Kabini) – A wildlife and bird watching destination

Stay Ideas

  • Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge - A Luxury Escape in the Wild
  • Kabini River Lodge - A Lakeside Jungle Lodge
  • The Bison - A Lakeside Experiential Jungle Lodge
  • The Serai Nagarhole - A stylish wildlife getaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)

    The Irupu Falls are located in the Brahmagiri Range in South Coorg bordering Wayanad area of Kerala and can be visited enroute Nagarhole. Irupu falls is a major tourist attraction as well as a pilgrimage spot. Rameshwara Temple, a Lord Shiva temple is situated on the banks of the Lakshmana Tirtha River near Irupu falls.

    Natural Wonders
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Nagarhole (popularly known as Kabini") represents one of the best park experiences in India. Coracle ride, elephant training camp visit & elephant ride, boat ride, Jeep safaris comprise some of the activities in and around the park area.
    Bird Watching, Elephant Experience, Jeep Safaris

    Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary in North Wayanad bordering Coorg and Nagarhole areas is where guests arrive for Forest walks, jeep safaris and bird watching. Indian Gaur, Deer are widely seen alongwith wide ranging birds.

    Walking, Jeep Safaris

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
KarapuraA riverside area at 80 kms from Mysore and in close proximity to area where safaris and related activities are conducted.Getaway/Experiential7
near HunsurFew kms from Hunsur on the edge of the reserve forest. One is required to travel 45 minutes before entering area where safaris are conducted.Getaway1
Landmark NameDescriptionLandmark Type
Karapura Entrance Gate - Nagarhole NPKarapura Entrance Gate lies in heart of Nagarhole National Park and Kabini ReservoirPark Entry
Veeranahosahalli Entrance - Nagarhole NPVeeranahosahalli Forest Entrance lies on the Hunsur side and from where guests have to travel towards Karapura (45 minutes drive) for core area safarisPark Entry
Nearest Airport in Nagarhole
  • Mysore Airport ( MYQ ) , Mysore-80 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Nagarhole
  • Mysore Junction ( MYS ), Mysore-80 Kms
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