Kabini River, Kabini

Kabini River

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About Kabini River

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Kabini River supports the ecosystem of Kabini Forest Reserve that is spread over an area of 55 acres on its banks. Popularly called Kabani and Kapila, the river originates in Wayanad District of Kerala, from the confluence of the Panamaram River and Mananthavady River. The river flows eastward to join the Kaveri River at Tirumakudalu Narasipura in Karnataka, which empties into the Bay of Bengal. Ecosystem of Kabini Reservoir supports the highest density of herbivores anywhere in Asia. 

What travellers are saying about Kabini River

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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
Facilities available
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed

6 traveller reviews for Kabini River

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Lijo Varghese

  • Tourist
  • Lijo Varghese
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 80 photos
  • 18 Reviews
  •  38 helpful votes
  •  6100 readers

"A river located in an open space inside village"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 18, 2016
I visited Kabini River near Malai on the way to Wayanad from Mysore (11. 959879, 76. 273360). Its an open space inside village. No need any permission. You can just go there. Enjoy the water and the wind and come back.
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Karandeep Kapany

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  • Karandeep Kapany
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 17 photos
  • 10 Reviews
  •  117 helpful votes
  •  2585 readers

"Delight River but elusive of Tiger"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 28, 2015
Well maintained and clean with very little human interference, the Kabini River is a delight. Numerous resorts dot this river and have a lot of water sports for enjoyment. You can enjoy Coracle rides along the river and spot many beautiful birds and animals. However, a Tiger or a Leopard will prove to be elusive and you will have to be up really early to be able to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures.
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Raghav Sharma

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  • Raghav Sharma
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
  •  17 helpful votes
  •  3070 readers

"Very nice river"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 1, 2015
This place is a must visit if travelling in Karnataka. The views are fantastic. I would recommend to stay at Waterwoods Kabini as it has excellent rooms with great views of Kabini.
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  • 4 votes

Rohan Khandelwal

  • Connoisseur
  • Rohan Khandelwal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 13 photos
  • 23 Reviews
  •  74 helpful votes
  •  16988 readers

"Wonderful place for safari"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 7, 2014
Kabini is a heavenly place in India, just 2.5 hours fr Mysore. The drive itself is so scenic and what strikes you is the cleanliness. The river runs through three national parks and is an excellent site for wildlife sighting. This is one of the few places in India which offers a river safari. the safari is government run but it carried out very efficiently and the boats are very clean. It can either be done in the morning or evening, personally I like the evening safari because you get to see the sunset as well, crocodiles, deer, elephants & exotic birds are a common site along with picturesque scenery, must carry items:
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  • 4 votes

Venu Ananda

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  • Venu Ananda
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 16 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  3834 readers

"The most place to see"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 26, 2014
The Kabini River begins its journey in the northern most tip of Kerala & joins Karnataka before merging with Cauvery at Narasipura. A quiet river meanders along. The Kabini Dam is located close to Mysore & is one of the must see places.
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  • 3 votes

Devki panini

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  • Devki panini
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  2299 readers

"The living river"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 10, 2013
Kabini is a "healthy" and thriving river supporting lots of wildlife and birdlife. And it offers amazing sights for wildlife photography as well. If you haven't been on the sunset wildlife boat cruise on the Kabini river, you are missing out on a lifetime experience!
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