The Kabini Dam

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Serai Kabini - side view of a dam
Serai Kabini - dam with water gushing out

The Kabini dam is located in the district of Mysore on the Kabini River. The dam is 696 m long and constructed in 1974. The dam was installed near the village of Beechanahally in the Taluk of Heggadadevanakote. Kabini reservoir serves the needs of around 22 villages.

In recognition of its natural splendour, the Kabini dam has transformed into an exotic travel destination for nature enthusiasts who visit primarily for its abundant wildlife and biodiversity. You have the opportunity to view and explore a beautifully woven setting with hills and forests, each of which draws demandable attention.

Must Visit Tourist Attractions in Kabini

The Kabini Backwater Viewpoint

The Kabini Backwater viewpoint furnishes a captivating view of distant, soaring mountains and a majestic flow of streams, making it a tranquil retreat from the daily hustle of life. At Kabini Backwater viewpoint, enjoy the best of nature amidst magnificent trees and the scenic view of the river Kabini. The river originates in the Wayanad district of Kerala and ends as a tributary to the Kaveri river.

Serai Kabini - a boat near a small island
Leopard sitting on a boulder

Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park is in the Mysore district of Karnataka. Situated close to Bandipur National Park, this place brims with an abundance of pristine nature. The territory, blessed with the best biodiversity and dense forest cover, features picturesque streams, gentle hills, and shallow valleys. The area is a haven for solitary travellers and those who enjoy the outdoors.

Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary

Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is among the best options for anyone looking to visit South India's top wildlife sanctuaries for an unforgettable wildlife experience. Located on the banks of river Kabini in Karnataka, this sanctuary has thick forests, lakes and rocky valleys that are bound to be enchanting. Visitors travel from all corners of the world to this sanctuary, inhabited by a wide diversity of flora and fauna. Here, a range of animal species can be seen in addition to a few endangered ones like leopards, sambhar and spotted deer and panthers.

Elephants walking out of a stream

Exciting Activities Around Kabini

Serai Kabini - jeep safari in jungle

Jungle Safari

For all environment aficionados, the jungle safari is a fantastic chance to interact with numerous flora and fauna. Here, visitors can spend a delightful time by hiring jeeps, canters or a boat and become one with nature.


Boating is one of the most common tourist activities for tourists visiting Kabini. With the breathtaking panorama presented on a trip to the Kabini River, it becomes an absolute visual feast. Along with the pine greenery, numerous creatures can be spotted in their natural habitat when boating.

A boat in the kabini river with the kabini forest in the background

After a day of exploring Kabini, guests can relax at one of the best stay options in Mysore - The Serai Kabini. The resort offers luxurious accommodations, luxurious amenities and breathtaking views