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Highlights: Jungle Safari, Elephant RIde, Coracle Ride
Location: Kabini, Karnataka
Start Date: 01, Oct, 2015
Duration: 02 Nts /03 Days
Overview: Nestled in the southern fringes of the Nagarhole National Park, the Kabini River Lodge is a perfect getaway for nature lovers. The breathtaking locale with the tranquil backwaters of the River Kabini presents an ideal setting for a long-awaited vacation. Once the hunting lodge of the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore, Kabini River Lodge is today rated by the British Tatler’s Travel Guide as one of the top 5 wildlife resorts in the world. Kabini is pure elephant country as one can see numerous herds at a time. However, the blaze of the elusive tiger always haunts you as you roam through the verdant jungle here. Once widely known for the mass elephant-trapping operations called "Khedda", Kabini stands as the one of the brightest beacons for wildlife preservation in India today.
Accomodation: Kabini River Lodge has a colonial style architecture equipped to accommodate 60 persons at a time. Fourteen spacious, colonial style double rooms with modern amenities, ten twin-bedded cottages in sylvan surroundings and six tented cottages with attached modern bath ensure that your stay here is in comfort. (But there is no A/c, or T.V. in any of the accommodation). All these is in a well maintained 54-acre campus, surrounded on three sides by the bend of the River Kabini, giving it a paradise like look.
Facilities: Apart from the luxurious living areas, the Viceroy"s building house has well-equipped bar. There is also a large, charming room exclusively for seminars, meetings with multimedia projector and other conferencing facilities. Our communal dining area called the Ghol Ghar (circular, open-to-sides gazebo) overlooks River Kabini and is the perfect place for guests to share their experiences of the day with each other.
The Cuisine: Food is an integral part of every holiday. At Kabini River Lodge, we pamper your taste buds with delicious and piping hot buffet of Indian, Chinese or Continental cuisine. Fresh Tandoori preparations are offered daily.
Activities: The main wildlife viewing activity here is the exciting safaris on  jeeps into the famed Nagarhole National Park. Our first ride into the Park is at the crack of dawn and we visit the park again at 4.30pm. A boat ride on the River Kabini would sure be a treat to your eyes, as many elephants tend to congregate on the banks in the evenings. You could be sure to see as many as 150-200 elephants on a summer evening. Guests can choose between the traditional, circular boat (made of bamboo and buffalo hide) and the regular motorboat for the river cruise. In the evening, movies on wildlife are shown in our audio-visual hall. We could also start a campfire and barbeque at the Ghol Ghar in the night. An ayurveda treatment option is also offered to guests
Season: 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 at Kabini, 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 world. 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.
Wildlife: Perhaps no where else in India can one see so much wildlife. Sighting of elephants, sambhar, spotted deer, gaur, wild boar, sloth bear, wild dogs, etc., are almost assured, while if one is lucky, a tiger or a panther too, could be sighted. Our clients are permitted to shoot, not with guns but with camera and video. The sighting of wildlife in their eco-system creates awareness and respect among the humans towards other life forms.



Day One

12 noon   -   Check in at noon. Settle down and freshen up

01.30 p.m-2.30 p.m. - Treat yourself to a sumptuous lunch at the Gol Ghar

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

04.30 p.m - 7.00 p.m. - Our naturalists take you on a wildlife jeep safari into the Nagarhole

National Park, showing & sharing their experiences and information about the jungle and all the

animals that live there

07.45 p.m - Watch a wildlife movie at the Viceroy"s building

08.30 p.m- 10.30 p.m. -  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 Two

6.00-6.30 a.m. -  Wake up to a hot early morning cup of tea/coffee

7.00-09.30 a.m. - Cruise through the serene backwaters of the Kabini River 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 a.m. - Your stay at Kabini is not over yet. A hearty brunch is what awaits you after your sojourn in the wild.

11.00 a.m. - As you bid adieu to Kabini, the memories of your stay here will linger on, till the time you return again.





Accommodation Type                                    Till 15th Sep 2015                   From 16th Sep 2015


                                                                Foreigner        Indian Foreigner Indian


Maharaja Cottage                         14,816 9,635            14,816 10,514


Cottage                                 14,157 8,921            14,157 9,745


Room                                 12,729 7,604           12,729 8,318


Tented Cottage                                11,518 6,337           11,518 6,941



Traiffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis(Inclusive of All)


Package Inludes: Stay, Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast, safari into Nagarahole National Park (Rajiv Gandhi National Park), Coracle Ride. Luxury tax (4,8 or 12%) on lodging, VAT (14.5%) on boarding,Service tax (12.36%) on 70% of basic and Forest entry charges.




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.



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.