Rich in wildlife, abundant in beauty the Kabini River is one of Karnataka’s most popular spots for ‘getting away from it all’ owing to its easy accessibility from the cities of Mysore and Bangalore. Our pick of the best places to stay in Kabini River are all ideally situated for experiencing the region’s abundant wildlife and natural beauty.
The tempo is turned down a notch here. Congested roads are replaced by the river’s free flowing waters, with just a ‘coracle’ or two to get in your way.
The Kabini Reservoir is particularly rich in wildlife in the summer months, when the waters recede and give way to rich grassy marshlands, teeming with bird and animal life. From herds of elephants to hunting tigers or a skulking crocodile, there is plenty to discover here.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Kabini River are all equal parts relaxing and in tune with their local environment.
Still not sure which to book? From intimate to eco browse through our list of the best places to stay in Kabini River to start to plan your trip. Alternatively you can widen the net by checking out all of our Karnataka recommendations, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.
H.D.Kote, Kabini River
A serene safari camp beside the Kabini backwaters and on the confluence of both Nagarhole and Bandipur National Park. A superb location.
Mysuru, Kabini River
If tranquility is what you're after then look no further. On the calm waters of the Kabini surrounded by grassy plains and forest, stay in huts decorated in local art, earthy colours and featuring large bathrooms and a private terrace. Multi cuisine is served at Poshini plus there is a pool and spa.
Mysore, Kabini River
Chic, modern interiors hidden away in a secluded spot on the edge of Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary. Rooms feature design pieces and contemporary palettes. All have state of the art bathrooms and stunning views. A stay at KAAV is an intimate affair and guests can dine together. Enjoy the serene pool.
Karapura Village, Kabini River
A boutique resort boasting modern interiors in muted colours. Chic bedrooms with kingsize beds are decorated in polished dark woods and exposed stonework. They also feature large bathrooms and private balconies. Wild Grass restaurant serves gourmet food and there are sumptuous treatments at Omã spa.
Kote, Kabini River
A shining example of eco luxury, Orange County is an award winning lodge overlooking the Kabini River. Thatched cottages feature dreamy four posters, private terraces and stunning bathrooms. There's a sumptuous Ayurvedic spa and romantic dining at Honey Comb - or opt for a private candlelit cruise.