Kabini is one of the most enchanting wildlife destinations of Karnataka. The forest reserve is situated on the banks of the river Kabini and is spread over an area of 55 acres of thick dense forestland, steep valleys, and water bodies. Blessed with picturesque landscape, Kabini was originally the private hunting lodge of the Maharajah of Mysore and served as the favourite hunting spot for the Indian royalty and the Britishers .It is home to a rich variety of flora and fauna and many rare species of birds. You can get a glimpse of wild animals including leopard, elephants, sambar, wild boar, antelope crocodiles, tigers, and bears in the dense jungles of Kabini Wild Life Reserve. Considered one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in India, Kabini is truly a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.
Kabini has many forest lodges, cottages, rest houses, wildlife resorts and hotels, which offer accommodation for all kind of travellers. Located in the lush green surroundings of the reserve, the hotels in Kabini provide tastefully decorated rooms equipped with host of amenities like 24 hours room service, hot and cold water, coloured television, telephone, tea/coffee maker etc. The in house restaurants and the well stocked bar of the resorts and hotels in Kabini offer a wonderful dining experience. It is advisable to book the room in advance in Kabini hotels as the tariff keeps changing and the hotels remain almost occupied round the year. Many of the resorts and hotels in Kabini organize wild life safaris to the Kabini Wildlife Reserves and short trips to the nearby tourist places.