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No - 60/1, Nishana, Karapura Village, Antarasante Hobli, HD Kote Taluk, Mysuru, Karnataka 571114 , Karnataka
Ranked 2 of 10 guest houses in Kabini
Kapila Wilderness Retreat is situated on the banks of river Kabini in the vicinity of Nagarhole and Band... More >
# 66/2, Anterasante Hobli, N. Begur Village, H.D.Kote Taluk, Mysore Distric., Kenchanahalli, Karnataka 571116 , Karnataka
Ranked 5 of 10 guest houses in Kabini
Nice spacious cottages with 2 rooms and kitchen facility. Good if you are travelling with family or frie... More >
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- I traveled by car...
- by Pramod Vikamshi for Kabini River Lodge
- Posted Apr 13, 2010
Resort is wonderfully placed at the bank of the river kabini. Very well sufficiently spaced and has maintained a look of the nature friendly resort. I had booked a tent for 2nights and three days with single occupancy. The tent i found it to be clean and well maintained. The resort excited me and I immediately went on a tour to the resort. Found a Ayurveda hut which I desperately needed and booked myself for the evening after the safari. During my period of stay I had 3 massages for different body parts. During my 4 visits to the safari( which includes one boat safari) I got a chance to photograph 2 leopards on different days, lots of elephant herds near the river along with deers and sambars, slot bear , malabar giant squiral, wild boar, bull gaur, barking deer, etc… birds included peacock, redwatted lapped winged, white bellied woodpecker, Indian roller, large cormorants, Grey heron, snake necked bird(darter) wholly neck stork, spot billedduck, etc…. and special mention of a crocodile resting in the sun.
I would rate the resorts naturalist and one of the best with special mentions of Basil and shivanand and the jeep driver Anil who did his job fantastically well.
The Gol Ghar which serves the tasty indian cusine is surely the best I have ever had in any resorts.
Kabini river lodge has a great history also being the first of the JLR resorts. The resort carries a long old tradition of customer service with pride in conserving the forests.
Before my departure I had a chance to speak to the resident manager Mr. Kunal and Asst. Manager Mr. Poovapa, who are young and they know their job well. They are committed to serve every customer to their maximum satisfaction.
Got into the resorts stressed and tired. Got out of the resort with rejuvanted body and mind. I carry a lot of memories and hope I can make back again as soon as possible.
Best Experience: every moment there was the best moment
Worst Experience: none
- An unplugged experience with basic rooms
- by Sanjay G for Kabini River Lodge
- Posted Sep 20, 2015
Like other JLR properties, it is on the expensive side, but worth a visit.
Kabini also has a royal heritage, since it was once upon a time the hunting preserve of the Maharajas.
Rooms are clean and basic, no TV, no internet and cell phone signal was a little patchy in our room, so it was a 'unplugged' experience.
The tariff is all-inclusive and food is good. (Just reach the buffet a little early. ) We opted for the Safari option, but did not see any significant wildlife which is something that cannot be guaranteed.
Approach to the place was a little tricky since Google maps stopped after a while, but we asked around a bit and found the place.
Bottom line - Recommended for a family holiday to unwind. But there are cheaper options that you can explore.
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- by Naresh More for Kabini River Lodge
- Posted Jun 16, 2011
It saves money on one hand & gives me ample time to read about destination so when I go there I feel like I already know the place.
This summer I searched for cool place in south India. As my niece has got married recently & has been staying in Bangaluru so I googled things around it & finalized my tour for Mysore, Kabini (Nagarhole national park) & Marcara (Coorg).
Kabini, the river, is lined by various wild life sanctuaries & lot of resorts like Orange County, kings sanctuary etc. I chose Kabini river lodge over them as it take you in forests two times in a day using jeep, elephant or Boat safari.
As I landed there, I was amazed by beauty & maintenance of resort, believe me it didnt appear like any government run place. I apologized to myself because I booked it for one night only.
In the mid of resort ,there are large lawns of several acres which are surrounded by various types of heritage bungalows , in them rooms for accommodation are available . River runs on one side of the property, I booked a tent accommodation, these &Cottages are riverside. In tent they provide 3 beds. So my kids of 7 & 5 years were accommodated easily without any extra cost. In package they provide all three meals, tea & snacks in addition to the safaris.
Kettle & material for tea & coffee are also provided in each type of rooms.
In addition there is a Bar where you can buy drinks on nominal cost,
A theatre & library entertain you if you want. Overall whole experience was very- very good.
I woke up in morning 5.30 AM & wandered inside resort. It was wonderful & after tea at 6.30 AM we proceeded for Boat safari. For whole of 3 hours we enjoyed nature in its resplendent beauty. River runs through various forests like Nagarhole, Bandipur & Wayanad.
We saw varieties of birds, water animals & wild animals that come to riverside for water. Experience was so lively beyond words.
Evening we went for Jeep safari & visited Rajeev Gandhi national park, Nagarhole. That was also interesting tour, we saw wild oxens, wild elephants, leopard & types of deers, Guide & driver was very cooperative & knowledgeable. .Solitude in deep forest blessed you, something so serene as beyond the world experience..
Best Experience: Safaris were wonderful
Worst Experience: Food was little boring , but still manageable
- Poor service
- by Denise Solie for Kabini River Lodge
- Posted Feb 29, 2012
We were really looking forward to our stay there. Our plane landed at 11:30 in Bangalore and we drove to Kabini, actually eating lunch in the back of the car to avoid wasting any time. We were the last to check in on a Saturday night at 6:30 pm. When I saw the room I almost cried.
The walls for sure hadnâ€™t been painted in a decade. There was about a four inch circle of filthy fingerprints around every wall switch. See the attached pictures. The bathroom was not beautiful by any stretch but the bathtub was so badly stained that it was disgusting. There was about a half inch at the bottom of the outside door that opened on the bathroom. Things were always crawling through there. Even a toad jumped over my foot in the room on the last night.
Most of the lights did not work. They sent someone down to rewire a couple of switches for the wall/ceiling lights. Later we found that the bedside lamp did not work and neither did most of the outlets. We tried to charge my phone, to no avail as the outlet had no power. The bathtub didnâ€™t even have a plug. My husband thought that the finger prints were the result of people repeatedly trying to get the lights to work.
We heard that the newer cottages are very nice. Nearly all other â€œforeignersâ€ were staying in these. When we complained to the manager and I mentioned how much money we had paid, so far in advance, to be assigned such a horrible room, he told me flat out that the cottages are much more expensive but for foreigners they charge the same for a â€œgood roomâ€ as they do a â€œbad roomâ€. There was no remorse whatsoever about the situation.
A couple of other tourists who we met said they were happy with their cottages, which were very well maintained. They did comment that they found the management the most unfriendly at registration of any place in India. That was certainly our experience when we checked in and in later dealings we had.
The general workers around the lodge were quite nice. The food was OK, nearly all Indian, which was OK with us as we were in India. We took the boat safari and enjoyed it very much. On the jeep safaris there was not a lot to see, deer, gaur, wild boar and langur monkeys were plentiful and we saw only a couple of elephants. We had been forewarned by our Indian friends not to expect much game in this area and even though the sign at the front tells tales of leopard and tiger sightings almost daily, it wasnâ€™t true. No-one on the drives had seen any. Even one of the naturalists at the lodge admitted that those sightings were very rare indeed.
There are many better places today close by. If you happen to be assigned a filthy room like we were after paying so much, you will not be pleased I am sure.
You can take a look at my reviews of many other hotels where we have stayed and you will see that we are pretty generous reviewers. It has to be bad to deserve this one.
Best Experience: The boat safari was nice.
Worst Experience: The room was absolutely disgusting.
- When my pal told me...
- by Sumit Ghosh for Kabini River Lodge
- Posted Jun 28, 2007
However, I Googled some arbit names, and came up with this website www.junglelodges.com. It looks like a normal resort site, but at a closer glance I was surprised to note that it was a Govt. of Karnataka venture. They have about 8-10 sanctuaries under their belt, and each is a discovery by itself!
To cut the long story short, I discovered that Kabini River Lodge, at the south of Nagarhole National Park, was one of the top 5 wildlife resorts in the world, voted by a prominent British travel guide. I just had to go... a brief discussion with the wife sealed the deal!
Driving about 5 hrs from Bangalore, and 1.5 hrs from Mysore, I was pleasantly surprised by the following:
1. The supersmooth roads to the resort except for the last few stretches.
2. world class directional signs all throughout the journey, even in the remote wild.
3. The remoteness of the lodge and the genuineness of all claims in the website
4. The amount of wildlife we encountered even on the highway leading to the resort (Can you imagine there is a national highway right through the forest, with no streetlights, and elephant/tiger country on both sides)
When we reached the resort, we found that our cottage was the nearest to the river, and what a place it was! Neither words or pics can describe it. We strained to hear a sound other than natural ones. The silence was stunning, so were the views and the pristine surroundings.
A day at the Kabini river lodge comes for approx. Rs. 7,000, which includes everything. Yes everything! Bed tea, meals, safaris, entertainment, cruises... What more can you pack in a day?
I won't go into the details of our schedule, cos that would spoil the surprise. Instead, I would ask everyone to ensure that even though you would feel extremely lazy and want to just slob around in the meadows or in the extremely comfy armshair in your balcony, DO NOT MISS ANY OF THEIR ACTIVITIES, including the wildlife movie in the evening. For the indulgent, there is a bar too.
In a nutshell, we saw the following in our safaris:
1. Tiger killing a sambar
2. leapard waiting in the trees to pounce upon a herd of deer
3. hundreds of elephants - including a huge bull who decided not to like us and charged
4. crocs lazing on the river banks
5. massive python squeezing a massive gaur
6. ugly and dangerous wild dogs chasing a bull gaur - In the royal years, killing and mounting a wild dog in ones drawing room was the ultimate proof of your hunting skills
Apart from this, the scenery was breathtaking. The evenings were surreal, and dawn was like a fantasy artist's creation. And our cottage was fantastic.
For the gorgers, the food was excellent in parts, but good on the whole. Don't miss their desserts, but then my bengali origins have given me a sweet tooth.
A comforting word for pestered parents - Your child/children will be surprisingly quiet. The place does that to them. Even for the extra-hyperactive kids, there's enough to keep them busy.
The best season is March - May, but early June's also perfect, as we discovered.
A word of caution - there are a couple of private resorts nearby that you might be tempted to go to. But don't waste your time.
My web searches have proved that Kabini is the best option for the wild in us - Go for it!
Best Experience: What could beat seeing a tiger kill its prey 5 meters from you? Maybe passing underneath a waiting leopard on a tree branch, but not quite...
Worst Experience: A boisterous family from Punjab who insisted on shouting throughout their, and our, stay. They shouted when they saw wildlife (an absolute no no), they screamed when they didn't like the food, and they hollered at their kids during the evening campire. They even guffawed the next morning when someone told them they had missed the tiger spotting. It went like - 'Oh My God, you missed it? What a shame, your entire trip is screwed. Well we had a good time. Do you know the tiger even winked at my son?' Thank God they weren't in the same safari jeep as we were...