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Kabini River Lodge

Price Starts from
₹ 9,735
Per Person on twin sharing
Price Starts from
₹ 9,735Per Person on twin sharing

Overview

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.

Experience

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, speak 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 a 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.

Season

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) has the trees lush and thick, but promise fewer animal sightings. The other months promise a fair chance of animal and bird sightings.

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    Resort Contact Info

    Kabini River Lodge, Nissana Beltur Post, HD Kote Taluk, Karapura, Around Mysore - 571 114 Karnataka, India Manager: Mr. Gangaswamy
    Contact Number: 9449599754
    Land-line: 08228-264402/03/05
    Email Id: info@junglelodges.com

    Packages

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    Maharaja Package

    Price Starts from
    ₹ 15,222 ₹ 13,098

    15% discount applicable on Week-days (on Weekend Rate) and 5% discount applicable on Weekend, if you book online.

    Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis(For single occupancy 30% extra, Camera charges Extra as applicable).

    Package Includes : Stay, Food (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast), Two jungle Safari (Jeep Safari), Coracle Ride, Forest entry charges and GST 18%
    *Seasonal hike applicable on above tariff.

    Accomodation Type: Cottage

    Amenities:

    Air Condition
    Bathroom
    House Keeping
    Parking
    Umbrellas
    Torch
    Luggage assistance
    Wake-up Call / Service
    Seating Area
    Coffee Maker
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    Viceroy Package

    Price Starts from
    ₹ 13,334 ₹ 11,493

    15% discount applicable on Week-days (on Weekend Rate) and 5% discount applicable on Weekend, if you book online.

    Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis(For single occupancy 30% extra, Camera charges Extra as applicable).

    Package Includes: Stay, Food (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast), Two jungle Safari (One Boat safari or one Road Safari by Bus subject to availability) & One jungle safari by Jeep into Nagarahole National park, Coracle Ride, Forest entry charges and GST 18%.
    *Seasonal hike applicable on above tariff.

    Accomodation Type: Room (North or East Bungalow)

    Amenities:

    Bathroom
    House Keeping
    Parking
    Umbrellas
    Torch
    Luggage assistance
    Wake-up Call / Service
    Coffee Maker
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    Royal Kabini Package

    Price Starts from
    ₹ 11,470 ₹ 9,735

    15% discount applicable on Week-days (on Weekend Rate) and 5% discount applicable on Weekend, if you book online.

    Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis(For single occupancy 30% extra, Camera charges Extra as applicable)

    Package Includes: Stay, Food (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast), Two jungle Safari (One Boat safari or one Road Safari by Bus subject to availability & One jungle safari by Jeep into Nagarahole National park, Coracle Ride, Forest entry charges and GST 18%.
    *Seasonal hike applicable on above tariff.

    Accomodation Type: Tented Cottage

    Amenities:

    Bathroom
    House Keeping
    Parking
    Umbrellas
    Torch
    Luggage assistance
    Wake-up Call / Service
    Seating Area
    Coffee Maker
    • Exterior
    • Interior
    • Interior
    • Bathroom
    • Exterior
    • Interior
    • Interior
    • Bathroom

    Diwan Package (Shared Accommodation)

    Price Starts from
    ₹ 8,614 ₹ 7,198

    15% discount applicable on Week-days (on Weekend Rate) and 5% discount applicable on Weekend, if you book online.

    Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis(For single occupancy 30% extra, Camera charges Extra as applicable)

    Package Includes: Stay, Food (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast), one Boat Safari & One jungle safari by Bus (No Jeep safari) into Nagarahole National park, Coracle Ride, Forest entry charges and GST 18%
    *Seasonal hike applicable on above tariff

    Accomodation Type: Dormitory

    Amenities:

    Bathroom
    House Keeping
    Parking
    Umbrellas
    Torch
    Luggage assistance
    Wake-up Call / Service
    Coffee Maker

    Itinerary

    Day 1

      12:30 pm -

      Check in , Settle down and freshen up.

      1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

      Treat yourself to a sumptuous lunch at the Gol Ghar.

      3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

      Gear up for a ride into the Park with tea/ coffee served at the Gol Ghar.

      3:30 pm - 6:15 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.

      6:30 pm - 7:15 am

      Tea/ coffee served at the Gol Ghar.

      7:45 pm - 8:15 pm

      Watch a wildlife movie at the Interpretation center.

      8:30 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.

    Day 2

      6:00 am - 6:30 am

      Wake up to a hot early morning cup of tea/coffee.

      6:30 am - 9:15 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 - 10:50 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

       

    • 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.
    • Bank Details
      Account Holder: Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd Branch: M G Road, Bangalore HDFC Bank Account No: 00762050000434 IFSC Code: HDFC0000076.
    • 100% advance for confirmation.
    • All request for cancellation of confirmed booking have to be received through email or in writing if booked at our office in Bangalore.
    • 10% of the tariff, if cancelled two or more than two weeks before check in date/time.
    • 50% of the tariff, if cancelled between 48hours to two weeks before check in date/time.
    • No refund if cancelled less than 48hours before check in date/time.
    • One postponement / Preponement is free if requested two or more than two weeks before check in date/time (Once postponed /preponed there is no further change or cancellation).
    • 10% of the tariff, if requested between 48hours to two weeks before check in date/time.
    • 50% of the tariff, if requested within 24hours to 48 hours before check in date/time.
    • No modification, if requested within 24 hours to check in.

    Travel Tips

    • 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.
    • PETS ARE STRICTLY  NOT ALLOWED

    Route map

    From Mysore

    By Road

    The resort is about 223 km from Bangalore and 73 km from Mysore, which is well connected by national and state highways.

    By Rail

    Mysore Junction is the nearest railway station, with trains available to major cities.

    By Air

    The nearest airport is the Mysore airport, which has flights connecting Bangalore and Mangalore

    Mysore to Kabini :
    • If you’re arriving by train, arrange for a taxi to meet you at the station for your onward journey to Kabini.
    • Those setting out from Ooty can follow the Bandipur, Gundlupet, Begur, Nugu Dam & Hand Post Circle for a shorter albeit bumpy route, or come via Mysore, which is a better road.
    • Guests from Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Madras etc., can arrive via Bangalore.
    • Guests from Trivandrum, Cochin & Calicut can come via Mananthavadi, along the Mysore Mananthavadi road.
    • Guests from Mangalore & Madikeri could come via Hunsur, H.D. Kote and Hand Post Circle.

    Bengaluru to Kabini River Lodgehttps://goo.gl/maps/MCdCuJL8mkm


    Things to do

    Explore More

    A Tale of Two Safaris

    ಎರಡು ಸಫಾರಿಗಳ ಒಂದು ಕತೆ

    I gripped the railing of the safari jeep a little tighter, as it whizzed past the villages and fields of Kabini on a crisp February morning. Sadly, it was almost the end of my trip, but I was filled with a tingling expectation. On the previous safari, an enormous tusker had made his way to ‘Tiger Tank’ for a cool respite from the summer heat.

    Soulful Kabini

    ಭಾವಪೂರ್ಣ ಕಬಿನಿ

    Even the smallest jaunt to a forest could be a spiritual experience for a true nature lover. This has been precisely how I’ve felt from the first moment I was taken to Nagarhole National Park; many summers of my childhood were spent waking up to the forest’s misty mornings, with Spotted Deer grazing in the backyard of our quaint little room.

    The Many Lives of Kabini River Lodge – I

    ಕಬಿನಿ ರಿವರ್ ಲಾಡ್ಜ್ – I ರ ಅನೇಕ ಅನುಭವಗಳು

    It is often said that it is the people who define the place. And this doesn’t ring truer than at the Kabini River Lodge. A slice of jungle heaven set in the midst of the lush green Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, the lodge soaks you in; its personalities draw you to their stories with grins of familiarity; and its nooks and corners comfort you as haunts of yore.

    The Many Lives of Kabini River Lodge – II

    ಕಬಿನಿ ರಿವರ್ ಲಾಡ್ಜ್ – II ರ ಅನೇಕ ಅನುಭವಗಳು

    ‘We do not just want our guests to just come here, hop onto a safari, shoot a few photographs and go back,’ says Shivanand. He goes on to proudly assert – ‘The experience here is much more than this. We have been taught to engage our guests; to help them appreciate the finer nuances of the way animals in the wild behave; to let them experience the joys of discovering things that they would otherwise not notice; and most importantly, try learning from them as much as they learn from us.’ Shivanand has worked as a naturalist at the Kabini River Lodge for about eight years now.

    The Woods of Kabini

    ದಿ ವುಡ್ಸ್ ಆಫ್ ಕಬಿನಿ

    River Kabini winds through the wooded treasure of peninsular India, a dividing line between the two most important national parks in that area: Nagarahole Tiger Reserve and Bandipur National Park. The banks of this river are home to an unparalleled richness of fauna.

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