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4 Exciting Activities at Kabini

As an extended branch of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Kabini stands out as a beacon for wildlife enthusiasts. Everything from tall trees to fierce fauna adds an element of excitement to Kabini. But wait, there’s more! We’ve scouted out the most happening activities in and around Kabini for you to enjoy on your next visit.


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Get a row boat and paddle your way across the clear waters of Kabini. Kayaking is a fun way to explore the river and doubles up as a good workout. It’s also a great way of spotting exotic birds as they fly by the mystic river.



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Nagarhole National Park
Formed in 1983, Nagarhole National Park is spread over 643 sq. km and is flanked by Bandipur National Park to the south-east and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary to its south-west. Take a tour through the thick forest to spot exotic birds and animals such as Malabar trogons, crested hawk eagles, gaurs, sambar deer and tigers.



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Kabini Dam
The Kabini Dam was built in 1974 for irrigational purposes. The backwaters of the Kabini Reservoir are now an important perennial water source where one can witness the largest and most spectacular congregations of Asiatic elephants during peak summers.


Bhimana Kolli Temple

The Bhimana Kolli Temple takes its origins from a legend that dates back 800 years to the Mahabharata era. The legend claims that during the exile of the Pandavas, Bhima, the strongest of the five brothers, crossed the river Kabini with a single leap. The spot from which he jumped was later turned into a temple in Bhima’s honor and hence the name.


If you’ve missed out on any of these exciting experiences in Kabini, you can always revisit the river with a new zeal.


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