Mysore To Kabini
Mysore To Kabini Tour Packages, Mysore To Kabini Taxi
Kabini 80 km from Mysore on Mysore-Mananthavadi Road (SH 17 to Karapur) Kabini fringed by Nagarhole and Bandipur parks supports the highest density of herbivores anywhere in South Asia. The 58 m high dam at Beechanahalli separates Nagarhole and Bandipur. The 60 sq km static water of Kabini Reservoir or Mastigudi Lake inside the forests south of Nagarhole attracts elephants that according to an estimate number over 1500.
Besides these herds of Asian elephants, the area with its quiet flowing Kabini River is home to barking deer, chital, gaur, sloth bears, langurs and the elusive cats – tiger and the panther. Crocodiles and over 250 species of birds including ospreys, grey headed fish eagles, great cormorants, white bellied woodpecker, Malabar pied hornbill etc. flock here. To go on a safari in a jeep through the forests driving through herds of elephants, chital, gaur and sambars in this animal kingdom is a thrilling experience. Elephant rides are organised in the morning.
A water source named, Tiger lank, in the Sunkadakatte area offers frequent sighting of big cats in its vicinity. The Bisalwadi Kere Lake with its watch- tower is another point to spot the big game. Some of the best wildlife spotting can be had from a coracle on the Kabini River. A couple of lodges and resorts arrange for safari, wildlife viewing and boat rides.
You can also visit the elephant camp at Balle, about half an hour drive from Karapur.