Kabini Hotels

Kabini River Lodge, Kabini

Karapura Nissana Beltur Post HD Kote Taluk

Ranked 3 amongst 10 hotels in Kabini

5.6/7 308 Ratings
Kabini River Lodge,Kabini
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Destination
5.8 / 7
Location
5.9 / 7
Appearance
5.6 / 7
Front Office
5.5 / 7
Service
5.5 / 7
Room
5.4 / 7
Food & Drink
5.3 / 7
Activities
5.6 / 7

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Saurabh Jhamb

Bengalooru
1 Review

"Approach road to lodge "

Overall Rating
5.8 /7
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Saurabh Jhamb

Bengalooru
1 Review

"Reception and garden area "

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Kabini River Lodge Reviews


1 Review | 6 Readers

"Excellent hospitality "

7.0/7
Posted 8 days ago

Great place to stay, experience pure nature, excellent location, beautiful views in front of room. You can enjoy jungle safaris as well as boat safari also. The food quality is exceptional. You get variety of food including non-veg. I enjoyed my stay.

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Mumbai
3 Reviews | 36 Readers

"Beautiful experience."

6.4/7
Posted 1 month ago

Kabini made me speechless. It was an amazing experience. From food to the stay to the activities to the services. Everything was just perfect. It was an experience I would never forget. It included two safaris in the nagarhole tiger reserve. A beautiful place to visit.

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Bangalore
1 Review | 27 Readers

"Hotel review"

6.6/7
Posted 1 month ago

I had visited this hotel with my family. I was satisfied this hotel room. The room was neat and clean. Wi-Fi service was available at this hotel. The food facility was available at this hotel. The food quality and quantity was good. The behaviour of staff's was good. I would recommend this hotel to upcoming travellers. The overall experience was go....

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Delhi
4 Reviews | 831 Readers

"Awesome resort."

6.6/7
Posted 4 months ago

Jungle lodges Kabini is a great place to stay if you love visiting the wild. We stayed in a cottage and its damn spacious, neat and clean. Bathroom was also pretty clean and has a bathtub with jacuzzi. Very well maintained with a good view of the river Kabini. Kent RO fitted outside the room and at dinner place for drinking water. Food is of ver....

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Delhi
4 Reviews | 858 Readers

"Good property to stay "

6.0/7
Posted 4 months ago

JLR kabini is One of the best jungle property in Karnataka apart from the Bison kabini. I have visited this place for more than 10 times but the only pain is the property is too expensive but its worth paying it if the price is reduced I would like to visit this place frequently with family. The only thing I don't like in this property is that they....

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Hyderabad
2 Reviews | 368 Readers

"Friendly staff and amazing stay"

6.0/7
Posted 6 months ago

This resorts run by the Jungle lodges govt enterprises at Kabini near to Nagarahole National Park, and it includes accommodation, food and wild life safari. Activities like bird watching, safari, boating and other small outdoor games and nature walk is enjoyable here. The staff are good and friendly. Totally is worth for money what we are paying.

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Delhi
4 Reviews | 1215 Readers

"Excellent service, spacious and well designed room"

6.0/7
Posted 6 months ago

Very nice hotel, a bit pricey but they provide excellent service. The rooms are quite spacious and nicely designed. The breakfast spread is very good, front office staff was helpful in my queries. Lean and refreshing rooms, highly recommend for anyone wanting a very good stay and I had great experience.

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Ahmedabad
3 Reviews | 437 Readers

"Excellent location,huge area"

6.2/7
Posted 7 months ago

One of the good jungle resorts we have been, we been to many junglers like corbett, bandhavgarh, kanha, gir, pench, but nagar hole jungle was just the best, this resort specially the safari staff within, nice restaurant locations, what a room sizes, huge bathrooms, nice space outside all cottages and rooms, good walk from rooms to restaurant, fanta....

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Bangalore
3 Reviews | 504 Readers

"Good accommodation and good food "

7.0/7
Posted 7 months ago

My family, friends and I visit this place. I opted for cottage and surprised to see the excellent five star hotel like accommodation in such a remote place and that too owned by government. Even though we are skeptical and thought the cost per head was very high for one day after staying and enjoying the safari we felt the cost is reasonable. Food....

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Bangalore
2 Reviews | 500 Readers

" The room was spacious, quite regal"

6.5/7
Posted 8 months ago

I was a bit sceptical when i learnt it was a govt run outfit. I was supremely thrilled on all fronts 1. The room was spacious, quite regal and opened into a vast garden with butterflies dancing attendance. 2. The location - on the banks of the Kabini backwaters. Early morning walks were ethereal. 3. Breakfast, lunch and dinner - sumptuo....

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Top Reviews of Kabini River Lodge


Hyderabad
2 Reviews | 1511 Readers

"The best jungle safari resort; reasonable "

7.0/7
Posted 2 years ago

I have been to Jungle Lodges Kabini River Lodge in September last week. The weather was serene and while approaching Kabini, the beautiful landscapes beckoned us to a heavenly trip. We went from Mysore via KSRTC bus, got down at hand post and took another private bus to Karapura. The village is 3-4 km from Jungle Lodges Kabini River Lodge and the staffs were so courteous they came to pick us up from the village on calling them about the reservation. We reached their by 2:00 PM and proceeded to the lunch buffet. The accommodation had an old world charm and we felt we were in a different world far from the deafening noise, traffic. We stayed in one of the tents which were far better than what it actually looked like from the outside. The lunch was yummy, vegetarian and non-vegetarian were finger-licking good and then we proceeded to take rest for an hour. The view outside the tent was breath-taking, just on the banks of Kabini River and we proceeded to the jungle safari, we managed to spot a tiger and lots of deer, Malabar squirrel, peacocks. The safari was amazing and we came back for tea and a wild life short film which was informative. We were treated to an extraordinary barbeque buffet and walked back to the tent with our stomachs full. We had an early morning wakeup call and had coffee and embarked on the most interesting aspect of the tour, the speed boat ride on the River Kabini. The staffs were very courteous and most of the other people in the resort opted for a second safari making our group of four only take the boat ride. The views were breath-taking, the guides offered extraordinary details on the wildlife, birds and we were able to spot many deer, squirrels at the edges of the river. There is an amazing island just near the edge of the forest which had a peacock and horn-bills nesting. We came back at around 9 AM after an exhilarating experience and the breakfast buffet was awesome as usual. We packed our bags and left to our next destination with full of beautiful memories. The price of 12000/- per night for two people in a tented accommodation might seem high however it includes jeep safari, boat ride, lunch and dinner buffet. The staff is the most courteous and refused to be tipped even when no was watching. Pack your bags and get yourself treated to one of the most amazing and best jungle safari lodges in India.

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Bangalore
2 Reviews | 7228 Readers

6.8/7
Posted 6 years ago

It was an eye opener of sorts. To realize and appreciate the beauty of wildlife in India. When foreigners prefer to come to India as tourists, being indians, it is our utmost duty to showcase our rich flora, fauna and grandeur. Located amidst pristine surroundings, jungle lodge resort has carved a niche for itself. It is difficult to believe, it is run by a semi govt company. You are for a pleasant shock. Everything is so professional. Courteous staff ever ready to serve with a smile, clean and spacious rooms, spic and span dining hall, very tasty buffet food, a decent well stacked bar, eco friendly items etc.

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Bangalore
3 Reviews | 4297 Readers

5.4/7
Posted 6 years ago

the place was great, the resort was very nice, the wildlife spectacular. JLR is probably the only good thing the government has done. It is hard to believe that is a government establishment since they provide great service, efficiently. the highlight of trips are definitely the safaris into the forest. we were there for 3 nights and went for 5 of the possible 6 safaris. the place is family friendly too. there are huge hammocks by the lake on which you can lounge around on. we had our 11 month old son in tow with us, and did not encounter any serious inconvenices. you pay a lot for the room (or tented cottage in our case), but private resorts charge almost the same. In JLR all safari, camera and entrace costs are included, so you don;t need to pay extra for anything (unless you have drinks, and tips). Another useful feature: they have 24 hr electricity. So while you are constantly suffering power cuts in bangalore, at kabini you have unlimited power. the food is also good, buffets all along. the guides are fairly knowledgable and if bird watching is your thing, the guides will be able to help you identify a lot of bird species found there. the resort is very beautiful. its very green, obviously, being in the forest. it is well laid out, lots of room to walk, hammocks by the lake to relax on, nice dining area, it is kept clean by a staff of attenders. they give you a brief spiel of what you will be doing there when you arrive- the focus is on the safaris and the food. they also have a fun coracle ride, that may be more fun in summer when you have a great chance of seeing wildlife on the shores. we stayed for 3 nights, but i think a 2 night, 3 day trip may be best. we will be going back during the summer hopefully to enjoy the quier, serenity, greenery, peace and the prospect of seeing the large cats.

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Mumbai
10 Reviews | 33067 Readers

7.0/7
Posted 6 years ago

It was wonderfull expirence at Kabini Jungle lodges and resorts, rather it was expirence of lifetime. Its a nice property and i was just amazed and couldnt believe it was Sarkari, the services and the attitude of the staff was as good as any five star. buffet we had at Jungle Resorts was very homely and we just enjoyed eating at kabini(we came to kabini just after our stay at club mahindra coorg, the buffet spread there was big and nice, but we actually enjoyed eating @ kabini then at coorg) even stay was comfortable, the best thing was theres no T.V in the room .

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Gurgaon
7 Reviews | 22991 Readers

"An enjoyable stay with comfortable rooms "

5.9/7
Posted 9 months ago

We visited Nagarhole National Park (Karnataka) in June 2015. We stayed for one night at Kabini River Lodge (KRL) which is property of Govt. Of Karnataka (and managed by Jungle Lodges & Resorts). From Bangalore airport, the resort is located at village Karapura which is about 240 Kms. Barring the traffic at Bangalore, Mysore and Mandya, the drive from Bangalore to Kabini River Lodge is very good. We have to drive through Bidadi - Ramanagara Chennapatna - Mandya Srirangapatna Mysore HD Kote Road Hand Post - Karapura (Kabini). We have to take the HD Kote road from Mysore to Kabini. KRL has the following variety of accommodation Maharaja Cottages & Cottages. Rooms & Tented rooms. The tented rooms have a tented roof and have a queen size bed and a couple of chairs. The pucca constructed bathroom cum toilet has a wash basin, area for shower bath and a western commode. Value for money accommodation. The Rooms are big and very comfortable. The ceiling is at a height of almost 30 feet and the room feels comfortable even during the day even in the month of June. The rooms are very comfortable. The bath rooms have a wash basin, western commode and a cubicle for shower bath. All the Cottages oversee the Kabini river. All meals (buffet) are served at the open air restaurant. Food is tasty. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is served at the restaurant. Before the start of the safari, tea / coffee are served along with biscuits at the gol ghar. For the alcohol lovers, a bar is available in the club house. Basic alcoholic drinks with snacks are served at the bar. Every evening at 7. 30 pm, a film on wildlife is shown at the hall in the club house. The room attendants or the attendants at the gol ghar are very courteous and helpful. The jungle safari, in a jeep, starts from the gol ghar itself. Booking for the resort can be done online on the jungle lodges & resorts (jlr) website. For single occupancy (person staying alone in a room), additional charges are applicable on the tariff mentioned on the website. One has to contact jlr bangalore office who will send a link through which payment has to be remitted. Also the naturalists are very knowledgeable especially mr. Shivanand and mr. Afsar. We really enjoyed our stay at the kabini river lodge.

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Kabini River Lodge Overview

Kabini River Lodge was once the hunting lodge of the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore. Nestled in the southern fringes of Nagarhole National Park, Kabini is elephant country and one gets to see numerous herds at a time. The resort, featuring Colonial architecture, can accommodate 50 persons at a time in either double rooms, cottages or tented cottages.....
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