"Fantastic Time in Kabini - Thanks to The Serai!!"
Used to think that Kabini was just another Jungle area in Karnataka but it far outlived our expectations. The view of the backwaters against a clear blue sky makes for a fantastic backdrop against which you have the amazing Jungle. The Sun Rise and Sun Set were just spectacular!
For the Wildlife Enthusiasts, this is Tiger Country - in fact it has the largest concentration! Sightings of the elusive cat are frequent in the right seasons. And then you have the very rare Black Panthers too!!
We did a Jeep Safari and the Boat Safari which gives different perspectives to viewing wildlife in the Jungle. The Boat Safari actually has the Bandipur Forest on one side and the Nagarhole Forest on the opposite. For those who don't know, Kabini is where the world famous Khedda Operations used to be held - to capture wild Elephants and then train them for work. These were stopped in the early 70's.
Wildlife sightings are many and we were lucky to see a pack of 10 Dholes (Wild Dogs) stalk and hunt a hear of spotted deer. Amazing planning and discipline ensures they can succeed at landing larger animals by outwitting and working as a team.
For people longing for peace away from the maddening city life, The Serai brand is known to provide a release and we were not at all disappointed. The awesome location, spacious and luxurious accommodation with independent villa - sit out - hammock, fantastic food and most helpful staff left nothing to be desired. The pool, movie room, Games for kids and adults, bicycles, campfire, well equipped library made the stay extremely comfy.
Must mention that Mr. Devaiah (Manager) personally ensures the comfort of each guest. His staff of Nixon, Chamraj, Yoganand, Shekar, everyone ensured that everything including the well planned Safari's are all taken care of.
Best of all, it's just 210 Kms from Bangalore and the road is excellent!! Would highly recommend The Serai!!