The state of Karnataka in Southern India is a very beautiful state when it comes to the varied flora and fauna and being surrounded by the Western Ghats make the state a very biodiversity rich state and is having major attractive National Parks of the country as well. These National Parks are also Tiger Reserves and boast of a good population of the Bengal Tigers and one among these National Parks of Karnataka is the Nagarhole National Park and this National Park was declared as the 37th Project Tiger Reserve of India in 1999. The Nagarhole National Park is one of the premier tiger reserves of India and it is contiguous with the Bandipur Tiger Reserve and the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and the park is located in the Kodagu and Mysore districts of the Indian state of Karnataka close to the beautiful hill station of Coorg (known for its coffee plantations). The Nagarhole National Park is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve that is a part of the Western Ghats (Nilgiri Cluster). The Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary that is spread across an area of 55 acres of land is a part of the Nagarhole National Park and the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is nestled on the banks of the Kabini River and is home to varied species of fauna like Panthers, Sambars, Leopards, Cheetals, Spotted Deer, etc.
The Nagarhole National Park is divided across four zones and these are classified into North, South, West and Central Zones. The North zone of Nagarhole National Park is having the Kabini River flowing alongside the zone and this is an important water hole for the animals that come to quench their thirst here. The herbivores in the North zone who come to drink water by the banks in turn attract the carnivores as well and this watering hole serves as an ideal place to sight various fauna species at the Nagarhole National Park. The North zone of the park receives abundant rainfall that makes it a flora rich zone and it is having a growth of moist deciduous forest cover and also an abundance of flora species to be seen here and visitors often get the opportunity to sight large herbivore species of Nagarhole National Park in this area. The southern zone of the Nagarhole National Park is relatively drier section when compared to the North zone and this makes the southern zone an ideal place for bird watching and also spotting the predators as well. The Central zone of Nagarhole National Park is one of the most popular zones visited by tourists as the Kabini backwaters is located here and the common animals to be found here are Elephants, Gaurs and deer species while the western zone of the Nagarhole National Park is a beautiful landscape surrounded by mountain, streams, valleys and waterfalls and this zone has a dense growth of the sandalwood trees and the bamboo groves and this makes the zone ideal for spotting the various primates of the Nagarhole National Park and the bird species as well.
The Nagarhole National Park is adjoined by the Bandipur National Park (Karnataka), Madumalai National Park (Tamil Nadu) and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (Kerela) and all together these four places constitute the largest protected area in Southern India that comprise a total area of around 2183 sq. km. The Nagarhole National Park covers an area of around 643 sq. km. and it is located towards the North West of Bandipur National Park and the Kabini River separates these two prominent National Parks and Tiger Reserves in the state of Karnataka. The Nagarhole National Park is located around 220 km from the State capital of Bangalore and just 50 km from Mysore and the area of the National park extends from the foothills of the Western Ghats towards the southern state of Kerela and the park’s forest spreads across the Brahmagiri Hills in southern India and the elevation inside the Nagarhole National Park ranges from 697 to 960m. When it comes to the history of the Nagarhole National Park, it was earlier setup as the private hunting grounds of the rulers of the Kingdom of Mysore viz. the Woodeyar dynasty and the park derives its name from ‘Naga’ meaning snake and hole.
The hunting reserve was handed over to the State and Central Government by the Woodeyars and it was in 1958 that the place was setup as the Nagarhole National Park. Further on, the area of the park was increased to 643 sq. km. and it was upgraded to a National Park in 1988 and later to be setup as a tiger reserve in 1999. What makes the Nagarhole National Park an ideal habitat of the various wild animals is the presence of numerous water holes, streams and rivers and the area of Nagarhole National Park has around four perennial streams, 47 seasonal streams, 41 artificial tanks and the Kabini River and reservoir and the Nagarhole National Park even receives an average annual rainfall of 1440mm. The Nagarhole National Park has a tropical climate and this makes the park accessible to tourists around the year. The best time to visit the Nagarhole National Park is said to be during the months of April and May when the temperature rises and the animals come out to the watering holes to quench their thirst and this makes the sightings easier. The park gets alive with the tourists from November itself and the weather remains favourable during that time with warm days and cold nights. Though you can visit the place anytime during the year it is not recommended that you visit in the monsoon season when heavy rains lash the park and the parks area becomes slippery.
If you are planning to visit the Nagarhole National Park that is one of the premier Tiger Reserves in the country, then there are several ways of accessing the place either by Air, Rail or Road as well. The nearest airport is the Mysore airport but it is recommended that you at first arrive at the Bangalore International Airport that is one of the best airports in the country with frequent flight frequency and you can take the time to explore the Silicon Valley of India at Bangalore and also explore the Banerghatta National Park that is also known for its tigers and later you can travel to the heritage city of Mysore by road. Regular Government operated luxury Volvo buses under KSRTC operate from Bangalore to Mysore and this is one of the very comfortable rides to Mysore. At Mysore you can hire the services of a local taxi to take you to Nagarhole National Park and the drive will take about 3 hours for you to reach Nagarhole National Park from Mysore. It is recommended that you halt at Mysore to explore the historic Mysore Palace, the Urs Road, the KRS backwaters and later on travel to the Nagarhole National Park and Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary. Alternately you can also choose to travel via train and the Mysore rail junction is connected to major important towns and cities in India and you can come to Mysore and hire the services of a taxi to take you to Nagarhole National Park.
The Nagarhole National Park is renowned as a place that is home to the Sandalwood trees, Rosewood trees, Teak and Silver Oak and these are some of the most expensive varieties of wood to be found. This has led to several cases of timber smuggling inside the Nagarhole National Park and this has come as a threat to the flora and fauna of the park. The flora of the Nagarhole National Park can be described as mostly of the North Western Ghat’s moist deciduous forests. However towards the East of the Nagarhole National Park, the forests are mostly dry deciduous and at certain parts the vegetation of Nagarhole National Park comprises of valley swamp forests. Apart from the Sandalwood and Teak trees, the other tree varieties to be found are cotton, kadam, crocodile bark, Indian kino tree, etc. The forests of Nagarhole National Park also have growth of golden shove trees, clumping bamboo and Indian gooseberry. The various shrub species to be found are horse kettles, tick clover, lartane and bonesets. But what draws visitors to the Nagarhole National Park is its varied species of fauna and this park protects the wildlife of Karnataka along with the contiguous Bandipur National Park. The important herbivores that inhabit the forests of Nagarhole National Park are Asian Elephants, Chital, Samabr Deer, Barking Deer, Four horned antelope, Gaurs, etc.
The Nagarhole National Park is one of the best places in Southern India to witness the Asian Elephants in the wild where they are spotted amidst the forest and the bamboo thickets. The total population of the Asian Elephants in the wild in southern India is estimated to be around 6500 individuals that live in Karnataka, Kerela and Tamil Nadu. The major predator species inhabiting the forest reserves of Nagarhole National Park are the Royal Bengal Tigers, Indian leopards, Black Panthers, Dhole, Sloth Bear and Stripped Hyena. Apart from the above herbivores and predators other fauna species inhabiting the forest reserves of Nagarhole National Park are jungle cat, leopard cat, slender Loris, Asian palm civet, small Indian civet, grey Langurs, bonnet macaques, Indian brown mongoose, European Otter, Giant flying squirrel, golden jackal, hare, Indian Pangolin, Porcupine, etc. The Nagarhole National Park is also an IBA and there are around 270 species of Birds recorded at the forest reserves of Nagarhole National Park. Rare and endangered birds recorded at the Nagarhole National Park are lesser adjutant, white backed culture, greater spotted eagle, Nilgiri wood pigeon, darters, grey headed fish eagle, red headed vulture, Malabar grey hornbill, Blue winged parakeet, oriental white ibis, etc.
Coming to the options of exploring Nagarhole National Park, then there are three safari modes that are conducted for tourists who come to explore the varied flora, fauna and avifauna of Nagarhole National Park. These three safari modes that can be enjoyed are the jeep safari, Coracle ride and Bus rides inside the forest reserves. However, the best safari option is considered to be the jeep safari that are conducted in 4×4 gypsy vehicle inside the park and this allows visitors to cover more grounds of the Nagarhole National Park and sight more species of animals inside the park of the likes of the Asian Elephants, Gaurs, Barking Deer, Leopards and even the Royal Bengal Tigers of Nagarhole National Park. The jeep is accompanied by a well-trained driver and a naturalist cum guide who will guide you across the forest reserves of Nagarhole National Park and these are the local people who have stayed across the place since long and they have undertaken numerous safari rides and spent hours inside the park to understand the behaviour pattern of the animals and so they are the best people who can sight the various animals and guide visitors to the park to spot them on their jeep safari ride inside the forests of Nagarhole National Park. In case a visitor is interested to spot the aquatic life of the Kabini river here at Nagarhole National Park, there in an option of a Coracle ride that is schedules at two times in a day from 9AM to 11AM and 5PM to 6PM.
These Coracle are an Indian round boat that is mostly used for slow drifting and visitors can sit on these Coracles accompanied by a boatman to sight the aquatic life of the Kabini River where you can sight the crocodiles and the various bird species of Nagarhole National Park. But in case visitors are looking for a large group of around 15-20 persons at affordable rates then the best safari mode is the bus safari ride that is again scheduled twice a day from 6AM to 9AM and 3PM to 5PM and this bus ride takes visitors inside the forests of Nagarhole National Park and allows them to have a chance to sight the vast species of flora and fauna of the park. The various other activities to be enjoyed apart from the safari rides inside the forest reserves of Nagarhole National Park are photography, nature walks, cycling and birding tours and even stay at a luxurious jungle lodge. The wildlife safari experience at Nagarhole National Park is one thing every visitor has to try on their visit here as it allows them to explore the varied flora and fauna of the park. The safari rides are conducted into the forest reserves of Nagarhole National Park from two gates that are located at the two ends of the park and with the limited number of safari vehicles and more number of tourists it is recommended and advised to reach the entrance gate early to book the safari rides into the dense forest reserves of Nagarhole National Park.
As mentioned earlier, apart from the jeep safari ride that is a thrilling experience to enjoy inside the park, visitors can also avail the option of a bus ride and a boat ride on the Kabini River as well and these two safari options inside Nagarhole National Park are equally thrilling as well. The forest reserves of Nagarhole National Park come alive post the monsoon season and visitors start coming to explore the area of the park and from the months of October to March they get to sight the varied species of fauna and avifauna of Nagarhole National Park and these are of the likes of Wild Elephants, Wild Dogs, Sambar deer, Leopards, Bengal Tigers, etc. Visitors who come for photography and birding find the forest reserves of Nagarhole National Park to be a wonderful destination to capture amazing pictures of the birds here and the sunset by the Kabini River is also a grand view to be seen. The sparkling waters along with the background of the forest reserves offering stunning views of the landscapes and provide a natural background to the pictures clicked. The various bird species that can be captured on your camera lens are peacocks, Drongos, white breasted kingfishers, Eagles, Egrets, vultures, racket tailed Drongos, etc. Also worth capturing are pictures of the Sambar Deers, Chitals, Elephants and the Langur species of Nagarhole National Park.
One part of the Nagarhole National Park is the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary that is a beautiful place spreading across 55 acres of land and a variety of herbivores and predators can be spotted here and Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is known for the presence of the black panthers of India. Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary can also be described as a paradise for all the bird lovers and the ornithologists as the place is home to several species of birds that are rare and also endangered as well. The best time to visit Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is across the months of October thru May when it is also the best time to explore the grand forests of the Nagarhole National Park as well. The interiors of the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is accessed on the jungle safari that is a part of the safari experience at Nagarhole National Park and on these safari rides, visitors to the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary might get lucky to spot the Asian Elephants in the natural habitat, the Indian Bison or gaur, the Sambar Deer, the four horned antelope, the leopards, the panthers or even the Bengal Tigers and the various unique bird species like the Crescent Serpent Eagle, the Oriental White Backed vulture or even the Nilgiri Wood pigeon here at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary. To ensure a wonderful holiday experience for visitors to Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary, there are various options of stay for guests where they enjoy a wildlife stay across the dense forest reserves of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarhole National Park and enjoy good accommodation, delicious meals and impeccable service.
The Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the very blessed and most celebrated Wildlife Sanctuary in India along with Nagarhole National Park of which the sanctuary is a part of and the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is located along the banks of the River Kabini in the Kodagu and Mysore district of the South Indian state of Karnataka. Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary coupled with the Nagarhole National Park is one of the very amazing places to indulge in various adventure activities like jeep safari, bus safari, boating, trekking, etc. The lovely landscapes of the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary coupled with the rich variety of flora, fauna and avifauna, Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary in Nagarhole National Park can be described as an apt place for all the nature lovers who come from all across the World to be a part of the jungle safari experience at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary. Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary along with Nagarhole National Park is located around 210km from the State capital of Bangalore, 535km from the capital of Tamil Nadu viz. Chennai and 66km from the heritage city of Mysore. The best way to access Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarhole National Park via air is to come to the Kempegowda International airport at Bangalore and from the airport take the Volvo bus to Mysore and from Mysore hire the services of a taxi to travel to v and Nagarhole National Park. The dense forests of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary are home to the leopards, gaurs, panthers, antelopes, Bengal tiger, cobra and pythons. Around 250 species of birds are known to inhabit the forests of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarhole National Park and these are both resident and migratory bird species as well.
A few of the prominent bird species that can be found inside the forests of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary are woodpeckers, Indian pitta, green pigeon, dove, eagles, vultures, parakeets, etc. For your accommodation at the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary, there are various hotels, resorts and homestays at the vicinity of the Wildlife Sanctuary and few of these luxury stay options are Cicada – Kabini, Jungle Lodges Kabini River Lodge, Orange County – Kabini and Water Woods – Kabini. One of the best luxury stay options around Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is the Jungle Lodges Kabini River Lodge that is located by the banks of the River Kabini and the place is spread across a huge area of 54 acres of land. The Kabini River Lodge is a former hunting lodge that is now converted to a deluxe stay that speaks of elegance, charming accommodation, well stocked bar and even a conference room for business meetings and the place offers ayurvedic treatment to its guests for a rejuvenating experience as well. The Gol Ghar is the in-house restaurant at the Kabini River Lodge at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary that offers meals at the place overlooking the Kabini River. The buffet meals at the Gol Ghar restaurant at the Kabini River Lodge serve its guests Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine. Guests after a day of safari ride can come back to the jungle lodge to unwind by the campfire enjoying their barbecue or even watch a wildlife movie in the auditorium.
The Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary forms the South Eastern part of the Nagarhole National Park and it is one of the most popular wildlife destinations in the Indian state of Karnataka. The Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is home to 120 tigers, 100+ leopards, and four types of deer species, sloth bear, Indian Gaurs and the Asian elephants that also form a part of the Nagarhole National Park. The Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is easily accessible from Mysore and Coorg and the place is known for its green landscapes, large lakes and sighting of the elephants, panthers and tigers. The Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across an area of 55 acres and is mostly comprised of steep valleys, forest lands and water bodies and it was again earlier the private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Mysore and today Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is considered to be one of the best wildlife destinations of India known specifically for its spectacular wildlife and bird species. The Kabini River Lodge is a wonderful place to visit across the year and the best time to spot the predators of the park is during the months of March, April and May when ponds and springs in the forest reserves dry up and the animals need to come out of their hiding to the banks of the River Kabini to quench their thirst and you can have assured sightings of the tigers, leopards and panthers of the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary during this time.
The Kabini river lodge near Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary offers visitors various packages for the stay and there are four types of accommodation options that are on offering here on your visit to Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and there are deluxe cottages, rooms (bungalow), tented cottage and Kannada style homes that offer all types of visitors to the place one of the very luxurious stay options here at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary overlooking the Kabini River. Various packages are combined along with stay that include stay, fooding, boat safari, bus safari or jeep safari ride into the interiors of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarhole National Park and this allows guests not to have the hassles of booking their safari and stay separately and the Kabini River Lodge offers a one stop experience during your visit to Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka. You just need to arrive at the Kabini River Lodge and all your requirements for one of the most memorable jungle safari experiences in the place will be taken care of. Few of the other stay options around Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary that is the gateway to the Nagarhole National Park are Sunkadakatte Guest house that is located right in the middle of the forests of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and this is a perfect place for tourists who want to get away from the busy city life and keep themselves away from all the modern technology gadgets and immerse themselves solely in the lap of Mother Nature.
The Sunkadakatte Guest House has no electricity and yet it is a well-furnished and maintained jungle lodge that offers complete serenity to its guests. The open verandah area at the place is a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate and this is where the forests of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary come to life with the sounds of the roaring of the predators and the cry of its prey. Another place to stay at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is the Water Woods that is again a colonial theme stay experience that is a lavish way to spend your holiday at the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary. The Water Woods Kabini is an experience that allows guests to seek luxury amidst the calm and pristine setting of the forests of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and the in-house spa facility here is a highlight that visitors should surely try. Another place to stay and enjoy the forests of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is the Kapila Bungalow that offers visitors a comfortable stay experience right at the entrance of the forests of Kabini and this place also provides the modern amenities and facilities to make yor stay at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary a very pleasant one. Your stay at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is sure to be one of the most rewarding jungle visits across the country as the forests of the place is home to the beauty of the Leopards and the elusive Black Panthers and Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the few places in the World where you can sight these Black Panthers.
Another of the popular stay experiences at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is the Kaav Safari Lodge that is a place to enjoy luxury at affordable costs and this is an eco-friendly resort at the forests of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary that ensured to leave the smallest footprints and the Kaav Kabini practices sustainable hospitality to keep in harmony with the nature across the place. The Kaav Kabini is a luxury resort that harnesses the use of renewable energy sources that ensures that very less impact on the environment is caused and this is done keeping in mind the future so that even the coming generations have the opportunity to witness the tall trees and enjoy the fresh air of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary. But when it comes to experiencing the most luxury resort at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary then one name that is sure to come to mind is the Serai Kabini that is one of the most luxurious resorts that is present not only at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary but at Bandipur National Park as well and the Serai Kabini is a serene wildlife stay that can be visited around the year to enjoy the luxury in the lap of Mother Nature. The Serai Kabini offers accommodation to its guest at three luxury category stays namely the waterfront verandah, waterfront villa and the Residence. The Serai Kabini offers luxurious dining at the Wild Grass restaurant and various cocktails and alcoholic beverages at the open bar called as the Outpost along with a Spa and Conference facilities as well.
Few of the other stay options around Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarhole National Park are the King’s Sanctuary Jungle Resort that is located near Nagarhole National Park. The King’s Sanctuary is a very peaceful and popular resort that is located at the vicinity of the Nagarhole National Park. This is an eco-friendly resort that is spread across 34 acres of land and the place has Mango orchids spread across the land and there are a total of 24 air-conditioned luxury suites and cottages here at the King’s Sanctuary at Nagarhole National Park. A deluxe swimming pool is also present here that allows guests to unwind after a day of safari in the interiors of the park.
Another stay option at Nagarhole National Park is the Jungle Inn that is said to be the first eco-friendly resort that is located at the northern zone of Nagarhole National Park and also it is just 1km away from the forest entry zone of Nagarhole National Park. The Jungle Inn overlooks the dense forest reserves of Nagarhole National Park and the resort is a best way to experience wildlife and ecotourism at the same time. The Jungle Inn at Nagarhole National Park also arranged for various other activities like trekking, rappelling, rafting, boating, etc.
When you are visiting the home of the Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Black Panthers, Asian Elephants and more of varied fauna species at the Nagarhole National Park and the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary you need to keep in mind to follow certain guidelines (Dos and Don’ts) when you are visiting the forest reserves because mind you this is the territory of the animals and you have to abide by the rules in the interest of your own safety and to have a good sighting experience. These rules are simple and must be adhered to enjoy your wildlife sightings at Nagarhole National Park and Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary. The Nagarhole National Park and the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary close to tourists at 6PM and you must ensure to come out of the forest reserves much prior to the closing time. Always wear comfortable clothes and shoes on your safari ride to enjoy the forest reserves better. Ensure to follow all the rules of the forest that will be informed to you by your jeep driver and guide. Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited inside the forest reserves of Nagarhole National Park and Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary. It is recommended that you place your visit to Nagarhole National Park outside of the monsoon season. To have the opportunity to sight the elephants of Nagarhole National Park take the option of a jeep safari ride into the forests of Nagarhole National Park and Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary. Ensure to wear light coloured clothes inside the park on your jeep safari ride as the bright clothes distract the animals inside the park and they might run away and ensure to carry hats, sun screens, to protect from the weather conditions and keep you binoculars and camera handy inside the park to catch a better glimpse of the animals and birds.
Visitors should avoid littering inside the park and carrying of food is not allowed inside the forests of Nagarhole National Park and Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary. In order to have confirmed safari slots, visitors should confirm with the hotels whether or not they provide the jeep safari option and confirm the booking or else you will need to avail the services of the canter/bus safari that is organized by the forest department and one has to ensure to reach the booking counter much ahead of time especially during the weekends and book their tickets and you can travel inside the forests of Nagarhole National Park. When you are staying in one of the fine resorts at Nagarhole National Park or Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and you would like to enjoy the local delicacies of the place that many tourists are interested during these times then you need not worry as there are many options to choose from at the areas around Nagarhole National Park and Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary. Few of the local restaurants that are present across the place are the Shiva Shakti Bhojanalaya, Red Ribbon restaurant that serves some of the very delicious recipes of Coorg, Gujarat Bhawan that serves delicious vegetarian cuisine and the Neel Sagar that serves authentic South India vegetarian cuisine to its guests.
Coming to another of the deluxe stay options near the Nagarhole National Park is the Bison Kabini Resort that is a perfect blend of the wild charm and luxury that overlooks the dense forests of the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and the banks of the Kabini River. The Bison Kabini Resort is a perfect place to spend your weekend at the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and the Nagarhole National Park and at the same time enjoy various adventure activities like camping, fishing, coracle rides, wildlife safari, night boat safari, etc. The Bison Kabini Resort at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarhole National Park offers accommodation across three categories of rooms viz. deluxe luxury tents, Deluxe luxury Machans and Suite cottages and all the rooms have the facilities of en-suite bathrooms, hot water, room service, comfortable king size beds, full length mirrors and you will have access to the Bar cum Lounge, Business Centre, Free Wi-Fi, Swimming Pool, Restaurant, etc. Dining at the Bison Kabini Resort is a totally different experience when it comes to other hotels and resorts around Nagarhole National Park and Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and it is unmatched as well. Visitors here can enjoy various themes dinners like bush dinners overlooking the banks of the Kabini River, a romantic poolside dinner, Bank water breakfast, etc. The best thing is that guests can enjoy the wildlife of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarhole National Park from the resort itself as many animals are known to move around the premises of the campus itself.
Another grand stay option at the Nagarhole National Park is the Machaan Nagarhole that is nestled along the green coffee estate and it is a great place to stay in a peaceful environment away from the chaos of a city life and enjoy the luxury of life in the lap of Mother Nature. The Machaan Nagarahole is located at the proximity of the various tourist attractions around Nagarhole National Park viz. the Iruppa falls, Abbey falls, Nalknad Palace, Kushalnagar, etc. The Machaan Nagarhole, offers luxury stay options at two categories of rooms viz. the cottages and Bungalows and these stay options have the facilities like tea/coffee maker, hot and cold water, eco-friendly toiletries, Diwan bed, study table, etc. At the Machaan Nagarhole be rest assured to enjoy fine dining, world class hospitality and various activities like white water rafting, golfing, fishing, elephant camp, etc. In total there are 6 cottages and two bungalows at the Machaan Nagarhole where you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature at Nagarhole National Park.
Another luxury stay option at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is the Water Woods Lodge and Resort that overlooks the banks of the Kabini River and it can be called as a boutique guest house that overlooks the tall mountains of Brahmagiri and the forests of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary. There are a total of 6 rooms on offering at the Water Woods Lodge and Resort and the rooms are categorized under superior and superior luxury rooms that offer host of facilities to guests like AC, flat screen TVs, en-suite bathrooms, room service, intercoms and 24 hours hot and cold running water. The rooms here are built on elevated platforms and offer complete privacy to guests and the rooms are also designed quite elegantly and the service offered by the staff at the Water Woods Lodge and Resort in simply World class. In case you are committed to the environment and prefer to stay in an accommodation that follows all eco-friendly practices that one name that comes to mind on your visit to Nagarhole National Park is the Panchawati Eco Resort that is located near to the main entrance gate of the Nagarhole National Park.
The Panchawati Eco Resort offers accommodation to guests in various room categories like dome tents, cottages and dormitory and this is ideally suited for various kinds of travellers who are especially on a budget. The charm of the jungle along with good accommodation facilities makes this place an ideal retreat to travellers coming to Nagarhole National Park. It is a great place for corporate outings and team building activities where guests can enjoy bonfire, indoor and outdoor activities to unwind in the evening after a day of jungle safari inside the forests of Nagarhole National Park. The in-house restaurant serves good veg and non-veg cuisine to guests at Nagarhole National Park.
To end another of the luxury resorts at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarhole National Park is the Red Earth Kabini that is spread across a huge area with beautiful green surroundings that is untouched by the modern World developments. The Red Earth Kabini offers guests World Class stay experience around the forests of Kabini and it is unmatched when it comes to World Class amenities, comfort and gracious hospitality of the staff towards visitors who come to explore the forests of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarhole National Park. The Red Earth Kabini offers accommodation to its guests across 20 spacious and ultra-deluxe cottages that have a private Jacuzzi for the relaxation of guests. The cottages here offers facilities like open air Jacuzzi, AC, mini-fridge and bar, patio, tea/coffee maker, wide screen TV, bathrooms, etc. Apart from the in room facilities, the various other facilities offered at the resort are bar/lounge, fitness centre, complimentary breakfast, conference hall, souvenir shop, AC room, indoor games, restaurant, spa, swimming pool and even a jogging track by the waterfront. Various outdoor activities are also arranged for guests like wildlife safari, birding, cycling, trekking, excursions, etc.