Once upon a time during the British rule, Kabini was a popular destination amongst the British Viceroys. Located 205 kms from Bangalore and 80 km from Mysore, Kabini is one hell of a weekend getaway. The easy sighting of elephants, the fantastic green spaces and the eye catching landscapes with a shimmering lake is what makes Kabini a favourite amongst many. The place has spectacular wildlife and tremendously impressive backwaters.
The land of elephants, one can take rides on the elephants back in early morning. Or for the “not so early birds” there are jeep safaris arranged twice a day and if you are lucky enough, you might even spot leopards. But even for the bad days, there are plenty of other wild animals to spot; birds, crocodiles, sambar and the list go on.
You could also visit the Kabini Dam built on the Kabini River (a tributary of the river Cauvery). And a temple by the name of Mastigudi which comes into site once the water drains off during the hot weather. There are a number of things a person can do here (apart from visiting the dam and the temple); such as bird watching, boating, kayaking, nature walks and of course what night is complete without the good ol’ bonfire? The best time to be here is between September and May or June to November.