Located on the border of Karnataka and Kerala, Kabini, located on the banks of the Kabini River, is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka. The place is quite well-known for its stunning fauna and avifauna species. Home to a rich variety of flora and fauna species, Kabini attracts environment lovers from all around the world. It has picturesque green backdrop encompassed by a large charming lake attracts large herds of animals and other wild animals. The main activities one can engage here in this wildlife tourist spot are boating in Kabini River, an Elephant Safari and a Jungle Safari.
How to Reach Kabini
The nearest railway station is in Mysore. It is located around 72 kilometers away from Kabini. Mysore station is well-connected to other cities via Bangalore Majestic Terminal.
Bangalore Airport is the nearest airport to Kabini. It is located around 208 kilometers away from Kabini. Bangalore airport is well-connected to all other airports in India.
The Bangalore-Mysore Road and Bangalore-Mangalore highway connect Bangalore and Kabini. By road, it will take around 4 hours to reach Kabini from Bangalore. Kabini is well-connected to Bangalore and other neighboring cities via KSRTC buses.
Attractions in Kabini
Located on the banks of the Lakshman Tirtha River, Rameshwara Temple is a Hindu religious temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. As per Hindu mythology, When Rama and Lakshmana were searching for Rama’s beloved wife ‘Sitadevi’. When Rama asked him to bring drinking water, Lakshmana shot an arrow into the Brahmagiri Hills and created a river called Lakshmana Tirtha.
Located in the Kodagu district of Kabini region, The Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, named after the Brahmagiri Peak, located at a height of 1607 meters above sea level. The sanctuary is quite famous for its agricultural fields and coffee plantations. The wildlife sanctuary is inhabited by a large number of rare species such as lion-tailed macaque, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Brown Mongoose, Elephant, tiger, gaur, wild dog, sambar and sloth bear among others.
Nagarhole National Park
A part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Nagarhole National Park, also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park is one of the most famous wildlife reserves in India. The wildlife sanctuary was set up in 1955 and was enriched with greenish forest cover, gushing waterfalls and little streams among others. The national park plays host to a large number of mammalian species and rare species of animals such as tiger.
Fondly known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, The Irpu Falls is a fresh waterfall located in the Brahmagiri range. It is located 60 meter above the ground. Due to presence of Rameshwara Temple, Irpu Falls is a major pilgrim spot as well.