Travel Review

Nagarhole National Park, Kabini

Last weekend, with my wife and 4-year-old son, I had gone to Kabini. My son loves seeing animals especially elephants, so we booked to stay in Kabini River (Jungle) Lodge with the idea to take tours of the national park near-by. We travelled by flight from Chennai to Bangalore, then travelled by road to Mysore – stayed there for a day. The next day went to Kabini River Lodge, it takes about 2 hours from Mysore by road.

The lodge is owned by Government of Karnataka tourism, so it has basic amenities but nested inside the forest, beautiful surroundings. There is no room service. Breakfast and meals are served only in the restaurant; evening tea is served in an outdoor canteen. The lodge organises tours to the Rajiv Gandhi National Park (Nagarhole National Park) near-by. It is a treat to visit the park, you are sure to sight elephants, deer, sambar, wild gaur, langur and plenty of birds. Bandipur National Park and Mudumalai Tiger reserve are next to Nagarhole National park.

Kabini River Lodge

Kabini River Lodge

Fire in a distance from Kabini River Lodge

Wild elephant herd inside the forest

Wild elephant herd inside the forest

Baby elephant part of the herd

Baby elephant part of the herd

Pugmark

Pugmark

Wild Gaur

Wild Gaur

Tour inside the forest

Tour inside the forest

Kingfisher bird

Kingfisher bird

Flying mongoose

Flying mongoose

Spotted Deer inside the forest

Spotted Deer inside the forest

Wild Gaur crossed our path

Wild Gaur crossed our path

In the evening we took a tour inside the forest, where we got into a boat ride to see the animals closer when they come to drink.

Elephant herd comes to drink water

Elephant herd comes to drink water

View of an elephant looking majestically at us

View of an elephant looking majestically at us

Pond inside the forest - the water hole for animals

Pond inside the forest – the water hole for animals

Boat Ride

Boat Ride

Birds too come to drink

Birds too come to drink

A tribal temple

A tribal temple

Deers running inside the cover after having drunk to their satisfaction

Deers running inside the cover after having drunk to their satisfaction

Elephants grazing

Elephants grazing

Elephants maintained by forest department

Elephants maintained by forest department

An Elephant having its meal given to it

An Elephant having its meal given to it

Flowering season

Flowering season

Red flowers add colour to an otherwise green forest cover

Red flowers add colour to an otherwise green forest cover

Beautiful Sunset over the water hole

Beautiful Sunset over the waterhole


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