The Backwaters of Kabini

A tranquil waterway surrounded by lush vegetation, with boats gently gliding on the surface
Grey heron perched in a green meadow, surrounded by nature and its habitat captured during the day
an image showing the trail of a boat moving through backwaters

Nestled in Karnataka, the backwaters of Kabini is a hidden gem surrounded by lush greenery. This stunning destination is a haven for nature lovers and adventurers alike, offering serene waters and abundant wildlife. Explore this natural wonderland where verdant forests meet shimmering waters, and exotic birds and animals roam freely.

Beyond the picturesque scenery, the backwaters of Kabini are steeped in history and culture. The region has been inhabited for centuries, and visitors can explore ancient temples and ruins, witness local customs and traditions, and learn about the rich heritage of the local communities. Whether you're interested in history, culture, or simply soaking up the natural beauty, the backwaters of Kabini offer an unforgettable experience. 

The Picture-Perfect Kabini Backwater Setting

The Kabini backwaters in Karnataka offer a stunning glimpse of the natural environment. Surrounded by emerald greenery, these backwaters offer a soothing and tranquil retreat from the regular mundane routine. The Kabini backwaters play host to a variety of wildlife, including majestic elephants, leopards, and crocodiles. For those seeking adventure, the backwaters offer numerous opportunities for boating, kayaking, and fishing. But for those who simply wish to relax and soak in the natural beauty of the surroundings, there is no shortage of quiet and secluded spots to unwind and enjoy the peacefulness of nature here.

image of a calm and serene lake with dense green trees around

Kabini Backwater - Viewpoint

Beautiful late sunset sky over a calm lake, surrounded by a lovely landscape with trees and distant boat

Situated amidst the rich flora of the Western Ghats, the viewpoint at the Kabini backwaters offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. Visitors can witness the shimmering waters of the river Kabini flowing gracefully through the verdant hills, and soak in the serenity of the unspoiled natural beauty. As the sun sets, the tranquil atmosphere is accompanied by the soothing sounds of nature, creating a symphony that is truly mesmerizing. Accessible by a short hike through the forest or a boat ride, the viewpoint is a must-visit for those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Boat Safari in The Kabini Backwaters

The Kabini backwaters are an emerald tapestry of green and blue, where lush vegetation meets the pristine waters of the river. With panoramic views of rugged hills, glistening water, and diverse wildlife, a boat safari through the backwaters is a feast for the senses. Be on the lookout for wildlife in these wetlands as you glide along the calm waters. In addition to that, this wetland is home to over 250 species of birdlife, including the majestic Oriental White-backed Vulture and the rare and endangered Grey-headed Fish Eagle.

Houseboat journey on the tranquil waters of Kabini Backwaters, surrounded by lush greenery and the sights and sounds of nature2

The experience is heightened by the boat's silence, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the peaceful surroundings. With the right luck, you may even see the resident crocodiles basking in the sun on the river banks. As a responsible traveller, it is paramount to follow the guidelines and regulations set by the forest department and resort management. This will ensure the protection and conservation of this delicate ecosystem. But with a knowledgeable guide and a keen eye, a boat safari in the Kabini backwaters promises to be a memorable and enriching experience.

The Serai Kabini - one of the best resorts in Kabini backwaters, is nestled in the heart of Karnataka and promises a luxurious and immersive experience. From stunning river views to elegant accommodations, our resort offers a plethora of activities for nature lovers and adrenaline junkies alike. Take a wildlife safari, ride a coracle, or unwind by the pool while admiring the spectacular scenery. For those seeking a more relaxing experience, our spa and wellness centre - Oma, offers to revitalize treatments. Our opulent accommodations boast classic furnishings and contemporary facilities, with private villas and large rooms overlooking the serene backwaters. While staying at The Serai Kabini, savour the best of both worlds with our mouth-watering cuisine that blends local and international flavours, and let the adventurer in you run wild with thrilling activities like bird-watching, jungle safaris, and trekking. Whether you're seeking an adrenaline-pumping experience or a tranquil escape, our resort offers an idyllic setting to elevate your vacation to new heights.