- Rajiv Gandhi National Park (Generically known as Kabini) - 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. Coracle ride, elephant training camp visit & elephant ride, boat
ride, Jeep safaris comprise some of the activities in and around the park
around Kabini river reservoir, Nagarhole is a wholesome experience for
and Leopards are spotted infrequently, however Bison, Gaur, Elephant herds and
crocodile can be spotted in large numbers.
A high canopy of trees- up to
thirty metres tall in some places- harbours rare birds such as the endangered
Malabar trogon, the Malabar pied hornbill and the crested hawk-eagle. Jeeps
safaris in Kabini are often a bird watchers delight and one able to spot
easily number of species across length and breadth of the park.
department conducts Jeep Safaris and Canter Safaris and Resorts here provide two
safaris per day (Morning and late afternoon - 3 hours each). Elephant safaris
are provided at the Elephant training camp.
of River Kabini
Lodges in Kabini - Lodges in Kabini are situated in three areas.
area is closer to the park and allows guests much upclose wildlife
experience with some even focusing on luxury.
Hunsur side accommodation are
more like getaway resorts. Karapura side attracts wildlife and luxury
profile whereas Hunsur side attracts getaway profile of guests.
side is the Churicad side in South Coorg near Thirunelly Temple (15 kms).
Here guests get a mix of plantation and wildlife experience.
Kabini offers an enchanting experience all through the year. However, during
March, April and May, when the season is the driest, most of the elephants of
the surrounding forests converge to take advantage of the back waters of river
Kabini, and to feed on the grass growing on the dried out surface. This is when
you can view the largest congregation of Asiatic wild elephants, anywhere in the
During the rainy
season, i.e., July, August & September, the trees will be at their greenest
best, with fewer animals visible. During the other months, a fair number of a
variety of wildlife including birds can be sighted
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