The Kabini Forest Reserve is a
55-acre wildlife preserve situated on the banks of the Kabini River. Most
famous for it’s endangered species and incredible greenery, it is also a
popular tourist destination for bird watching, as over 250 different species of
birds can be seen here! Whether you want to relax by the Kabini river and watch
herd of elephants or trek through the nearby Tadiyamol Mountain, Kabini has
plenty to offer for any type of traveler. Make sure to visit in the summertime
when the water level drops to form grassy meadows rich with wildlife.
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive in Kabini with ease! The best way to get there is via the Bangalore-Mysore road. Continue along this road until the SH33 and then continue to follow signs towards the forest reserve. The entire trip is just over 215KM and should take four to five hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Kabini however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Kabini in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore the
Kabini Forest Reserve as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers
or walk for kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Here are three of the best things to see and do in Kabini:
Jungle Safari: Take a tour through the national park and learn from the educated tour guides. This is easily the best way to see Kabini Forest reserve, and is a great way to spend time with friends and family. Make sure to bring binoculars so that you can maximize the amount of animals that you see!
Kabini Dam: Built back in 1974, this 58m tall 696m long dam is a must see for anyone visiting the Kabini Forest Reserve. The dam can be accessed from Heggadadevanakote, and is located near Beechanahalli village.
Nagarhole National Park: Officially a National Park since 1974, this is one of the best places in all of Asia to see elephants! Small hills and valleys, making it perfect for trekking before or afterwards, also surround it. The Kabini National Park is a small portion of the Nagarhole National Park, so if you are seeing one you must see the other as well!
Insiders Tip: If you want to take a boat ride make sure to rent one of the Coracles and take a trip down the river!
Kabini has great temperatures year round, but the best time to visit is between October and May.