Nagarhole National Park in Kabini is connected to major cities like Bengaluru and Mysore via excellent, well-maintained roads. The Kabini river unwinds itself through this dense forest, leaving a breathtaking landscape with occasional flashes of herds of elephants and tigers. It constitutes the eastern part of the Nagarahole National Park. Historically, Kabini was famous as the most visited shikar spot during the time of British rule.
Kabini is an incredible place for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers as it is filled with exotic flora and fauna. It shelters the largest number of Asiatic elephants in the world. Summers in Kabini are ideal for wildlife visits, while monsoons enhance the lush greenery of Kabini, making it a tourist favourite throughout the year.
Jungle Safari in Kabini
Are you a fanatic when it comes to jeep rides? How would you like your jeep experience combined with a wildlife tour? This is precisely what the Kabini jeep safari offers! The lodges and resorts near the jungle operate these safaris. So, if you prefer to explore the wildlife in a jeep, you will have to contact the resort authorities and pre-book them for the best experience.
If you are going with your family or friends, this would be the ideal choice. Canters are mini-buses that can seat about 18 people and is a budget-friendly option for large groups. The canter safari is operated by the Karnataka Forest Department. It happens twice a day on weekdays: between 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The weekends have four shifts open for canter safari. The timings are 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m., 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The tickets should be booked at the Forest Department booking desk located at Nagarhole National Park or via online bookings. These counters open around 30 minutes before the safaris begin, so it is recommended you arrive early to get preferred reservations.