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Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Karnataka

Main Wildlife Attractions: leopard, panther,sambhar, spotted deer, cheetal, panther

Coverage Area: 55 Acres.

Best Time to Visit:October to May

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From rare species of flora to endangered species of fauna, Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to a vast wildlife population. Nestled on the banks of Kabini River, the wildlife sanctuary fosters the wildlife and offers various exciting opportunities to spot Leopard, Sambhar, Spotted deer, Cheetal, Panther and 250 species of birds.



How to reach Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary

By Air

Nearest airport to Kabini is of Bangalore which is about 200 km away.

By Rail

One can easily reach Kabini from Mysuru Junction which is at a distance of 88.9 km.

By Road

Kabini is well connected by all the roads of Mysore which is 220 km away.



Spread over 55 acres, it is an essential part of the Nagarhole National Park, Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary includes dense forests, lakes, steep valleys and streams. A number of herbivores, especially elephants or Asian elephants dwell in their natural habitat at Kabini Forest Reserve. Considered as an ornithologist’s paradise, the park is famed for housing a number of species of birds as well.

Earlier, Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary was an exclusive hunting ground for the kings of Mysore. One of the major attractions and a best way to explore the wildlife sanctuary is via Jungle Safari. While wandering in the park, one can spot critically endangered oriental white-backed vulture and other animals like eagle and the Nilgiri wood pigeon. Presence of Indian Bison in Kabini excites many.

Best time to visit Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary

The best time to visit Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is between October and May.

Accommodation at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary

A viable number of guesthouses and lodges are available near Kabini which offer excellent and comfortable accommodation facilities. Different resorts also make your stay a pleasant one.