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Mudukuthore Temples
Mudukuthore is located at a distance of 60 km from Mysore, 25 km from Somnathapur, 5 km from T.Narsipur and is close to Talakad. The place is known for the temple of Lord Mallikarjuna. During January-February, every year, a big festival fair is organized for a week where cattle and agricultural items are traded.....more
Nanjanagudu Temples
Located near the city of Mysore, the town of Nanjanagudu (a.k.a. Nanjangud) is a traditional and historical place known for the temple of Lord Shiva, and a variety of flavorful bananas that are grown in the region, called Rasabale....more
T.Narasipura Temples
Tirumakudalu-Narasipura (Kannada: ) , officially known as T.Narasipura [1],is a panchayat town in Mysore district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The first letter “T” of the name (T.Narasipura) refers to Tirumakudalu,the peninsular town (Trimakuta in Sanskrit) at the confluence of the Kaveri, Kabini and Spatika Sarovar (a hidden mythical lake or spring, also named Gupta Gamini)....more
Talakadu Temples
Talakad is a scenic and spiritual pilgrimage center located in near T. Narasipura, Mysore district. Talakad is also know as Talakadu in Kannada, state language of Karnataka. Talakad is situated on the banks of the Kapila Cauvery River. Talakad is about 130 Kms from Bangalore and 50 Kms from Mysore. River Cauvery makes a sharp turn here.....more
Mysore Historical
140 Kms from Bangalore lies the abode of untold grandeur and glory. Mysore,the capital city of the Wodeyars has always enchanted its admirers with its quaint charm,rich heritage, magnificent palaces,beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings,broad shady avenues and sacred temples.....more
Arabithittu Wildlife Sanctuary
Spread across 14 sq km, Arabithittu Wildlife Sanctuary, established in 1985, is situated in Mysore District of Karnataka. The area has scrub forests and plantations and is surrounded by agricultural fields.....more
Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
Holidaying in Karnataka has its advantages. Apart from the ancient and world heritage temples depicting artistic expertise of the dynasties that ruled here, Karnataka offers you a fabulous opportunity to enjoy its majestic natural beauty.....more
Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary
Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary is situated north of Bandipur National Park in Mysore District, Karnataka. It covers about 30 sq km and the northern part of the sanctuary is occupied by the Nugu Reservoir.....more
Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole National Park also known as 'Rajiv Gandhi National Park' is located 94 km away from Mysore. It is spread between Kodagu and Mysore districts. The national park has rich forest cover, little streams, valleys and waterfalls.....more
Mysore Archeology
This was the capital of Mysore during British times. It was highly developed city with a population of 700,000. Chamaraja established it in 1640. Between 1760 and 1799 the Muslim Hyderali and Tippu Sultan, father and son duo, gained control and shifted the capital to Srirangapatnam in the north.....more
Somanathapur Archeology
"There is a stillness and everlastingness about the past, it changes not and has a touch of eternity," wrote Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru in his "Discovery of India." These words somehow hold true when one arrives at Somnathpur, a tiny village on the banks of the Kaveri, 140 kms, south-west of Bangalore.....more
Balamuri Falls
On the way to K.R.S. from Mysore, 3 Km away from the main road, there are two beautiful small waterfalls, which is the hot spot for students and nature lovers. You also come across an ancient Ganesh temple in the vicinity.....more
Chunchanakatte Falls
Chunchanakatte Falls is a waterfall on the Kaveri River, near the village of Chunchanakatte in Mysore district, Karnataka, India. Water cascades from a height of about 20 meters.It is in the Western Ghats. Here the river falls in two small cascades before joining again to flow as one.....more
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, is an important tourist destination from Mysore city orthe adjoining Vrindavan gardens, both of which are barely 20 km away.....more
Gundal Reservoir
This place is located in Western Ghats hill range starting from Kerala and ending in Tamilnadu. MM Hills also extends beyond B.R.Hills.In between these two hills there is a dam called Gundal dam constructed between two hills,is a picnic spot. In B.R. Hills and attracts lot of devotees from South India.....more

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Kabini River

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Kabini River

About:

The Kabini is a river of southern India. It originates in Wayanad District of Kerala state, south India from the confluence of the Panamaram River and Mananthavady River, and flows eastward to join the Kaveri River at Tirumakudal Narasipur in Karnataka, which empties into the Bay of Bengal.

Close to the town of H D Kote it forms the huge Kabini Reservoir. The backwaters of the Kabini reservoir are very rich in wildlife especially in summer when the water level recedes to form rich grassy meadows. The Kabini dam is 2,284 feet (696 m) in height with a gross storage of 19.52tmcft but has reduced considerably due to silt accumulation.

Course : River Kabani originates from Pakramthalam hills at Kuttyadi-Mananthavady road. Makkiyad river and Periya river join it near Korome and Valad respectively. After flowing through Mananthavady town, Panamaram river joins Kabani near Payyampally. One branch of the Panamaram river starts from the Banasura Sagar reservoir near Padinjarethara and the other branch of the river start from Lakkidi hills. After traversing two more kilometers from the confluence of Panamaram river Kabani forms an island called Kuruva Island, spreading over 520 acres (2.1 km2) with diverse flora and fauna. Within 20 km it reach the Kabani reservoir bordering Kerala and Karnataka for some distance. Between Kabani reservoir and Kuruva island Kalindi river joins Kabani. Kalindi river originates from Brahmagiri hills which on reaching near Tirunelly temple the rivulet Papanasini joins it.

Dams : The Banasura Sagar Dam is built over a tributary of the Kabini River. There are 2 lovely luxury jungle resorts at the edge of the Kabini river- Cicada and Kabini river lodge The Karapura irrigation dam is built over a tributary of the Kabini River.

The best thing about Kabini is the sense of tranquility and solitude that envelops the forest reserve. Big city life and traffic seem so far away as you surrender yourself to jungle sounds and smells. The elephant rules here and if you are lucky, you may come across herds of tuskers splashing in the river or crashing through the wilderness. Crocodiles glare balefully at the antics of these jumbos and grin wicked thoughts. The tiger and leopard are much more elusive, while sloth bear, gaur (Indian bison), antelope, sambar, wild boar and any number of monkeys live here.

Kabini shelters the osprey, brown-headed fishing eagle, racket tailed drongo, goldenbacked woodpecker, stork and peafowl among almost 250 species of bird life. Spend some time in the watchtower near the river and spy on the wildlife as they venture out to the river. Experts from the lodge will guide you along nature walks and safe paths to tread. Besides jeep safaris and elephant rides, another interesting way to explore the jungles is by coracle. These are circular bamboo boats lined with buffalo hide, on which you float down the river. If this seems too daring, try cruising on a motorboat, sailboat or paddleboat. You may meet some interesting river creatures on the way!

Location info:

Address:River Kabani originates from Pakramthalam hills at Kuttyadi-Mananthavady road.
District: Wayanad District
Nearest City:Mysore
Best time to visit: You can come to Kabini at any time of the year, but the best season for wildlife sighting is from November to May. The forest turns a lush green between July and October, another good period for a visit.

Climate/Weather:

The climate is moderate throughout the year: winter temperatures do not fall below 16ºC and summer temperatures do not exceed 32ºC. When the monsoons arrive, the rain-washed forest turns a brighter green. This is the time when the excited twitter of the avian population gives way to the exuberant lyrics of songbirds. Once the monsoons recede, the wildlife is at its most visible from November till May. So choose any time of the year to come here for a wildly refreshing break.

History:


Interesting things to do:

Today, Kabini is one of Karnataka's best wildlife resorts, stretched over 55 acres of forest and river. The lodge organizes safaris and wildlife watching treks into the forest and even has an elephant-back safari to boot.

Interesting things to Visit:

After traversing two more kilometers from the confluence of Panamaram river Kabani forms an island called Kuruva Island, spreading over 520 acres (2.1 km2) with diverse flora and fauna. Within 20 km it reach the Kabani reservoir bordering Kerala and Karnataka for some distance. Between Kabani reservoir and Kuruva island Kalindi river joins Kabani. Kalindi river originates from Brahmagiri hills which on reaching near Tirunelly temple the rivulet Papanasini joins it.

The Banasura Sagar Dam is built over a tributary of the Kabini River. There are 2 lovely luxury jungle resorts at the edge of the Kabini river- Cicada and Kabini river lodge.

Kabini River Lodge on the banks of River Kabini, Karnataka, India is a Jungle Lodges Enterprise and was Once the hunting lodge of the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore. Kabini is today rated among the top five wildlife resorts in the world by Tatler's Travel Guide, a prestigious British Travel Magazine.
It is very close to Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka and is a paradise on the banks of the river Kabini.
Kabini River lodge is a favorite destination for International groups between September and March.
Kabini is a tributary of the River Cauvery that surrounds the River Lodge. It is located at Karapur near Nagarhole national park. The lodge is spread over 55 acres.

Mobile range info:


How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Mysore
Nearest Airport:Mysore
Road Transport: Kabini River Lodge is located at Karapur near Nagarhole National Park, 220 km from Bangalore and 80 km from Mysore. The best way to get here is by road via Mysore, on the Mysore-Manantawadi road - a drive of 5 hours. Buses and trains from Bangalore are available for Mysore, from where car rentals are possible. The River Lodge organizes transport on request from Bangalore and Mysore.

Nearest Visiting places:

Nagarhole National Park (Rajiv Gandhi National Park) is visited as a Weekend Getaway Ex-Bangalore or visited as a part of a larger Karnataka Itinerary

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Mysore

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation:

Kabini River Lodge was originally the private hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Mysore. It later became the Viceregal lodge where British Viceroys and royalty from abroad were entertained.

Accommodation: Kabini River Lodge has colonial-style rooms, riverside cottages and tents with good amenities. Tariffs, which vary for Indian and foreign nationals, start at Rs2000 per person per night for tents and cottages, to Rs2750 for the luxury rooms, inclusive of wildlife tours, safaris, forest entry and elephant rides. For bookings contact Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd, Shrungar Shopping Centre, MG Road, Bangalore. Tel 080-5597021-24-25. Fax 5586163. You can also stay in Forest Lodges, Rest Houses and Cottages at Nagarhole - for more information contact Chief Conservator of Forests, Karnataka Forest Department.

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Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:Mysore
Nearest Hospital:Mysore
Society/Community Phone Number
Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabini_River
http://www.nivalink.com/kabini/index.html
http://india.journeymart.com/kabini/default.asp