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Malalli Cross, N.Belathur Post H D Kote Taluk, Nagarhole National Park 571114 India
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#1 of 6 in Nagarhole National Park
KAAV motto is to provide superior Home-Stay experience for wild life enthusiast. We are located at the edge of the Rajiv Gandhi National /Nagarhole national park. The overview from the deck gives you best view of the forest canopy!DescriptionKAAV is located in Malalli cross, N.Bellathur village, 215 kms away from Bangalore, next to Nagarahole National Park adjacent to the Kabini River basin. In here you will experience wilderness at its best, waking up to the chirping of birds, (Peafowls, Barbets, Drongas, Pittas, Bee Eaters and Flycatchers) in the heart of Jungle. Situated in the lap of mother nature this place gives you true wildlife experience. We also support you for wildlife safari and the best part is, you can customize your stay with us.The beautiful architect imagination has come alive in this facility. The forest view from deck and balcony is icing in the cake.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi


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Malalli Cross, N.Belathur Post H D Kote Taluk, Nagarhole National Park 571114 India
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Mysore Airport58 kmSee all flights
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PADMAJA_10 wrote a review 16 May
Bengaluru, India89 contributions41 helpful votes
We stayed at Kaav for the second time last week. Since we were not able to visit the Nagarhole Forest for the last two years because of Covid. Our first stay here in Kaav had been very enjoyable and this time too it was really wonderful. Its a small property with just six rooms, so its quiet and peaceful disturbed only by the sounds of the jungle that it abuts. Its green and well maintained. The staff are excellent. Food is also very good and one must compliment the chef for such well chosen menus. Divya was very helpful. It was Sujith, the naturalist on the property who accompanies you on the visit to the forests, who really made our stay. He is knowledgeable about the jungle, has excellent spotting skills, knows animal behavior and is persevering in ensuring one has a really exciting jungle safari. He also conducts a Tiny safari within the property to acquaint guests with different varieties of spiders. This was quite unique and interesting. Would strongly recommend Kaav to those visiting Nagarhole Forest. Or even if one is not visiting the forest it is a lovely place to relax in.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Vidhi D wrote a review 10 May
Mumbai, India140 contributions36 helpful votes
Wow, wow, wow!!! What an experience.. Kaav is the heart of Kabini in true sense. The property is a small boutique property with just 6 rooms, which means you have your own calm in every corner of the resort. We stayed in the tent and it was an experience in its own. The room was spic and span. Every basic essential was provided.. the bathtub added to the aesthetics of the room. Direct view to the forest within few meters from the room was the highlight.. DIVYA!! Well she is the shining star of Kaav. She was constantly in touch with us right from the time we booked the resort. Always running on her toes and trying her best to fulfil every smallest demand. She definitely made our stay super comfortable and relaxing. She was always ready to politely answer every doubt and has abundant knowledge of wildlife in and around the resort. We kept nagging her to join us on a Safari and she did and provided abundant information of the reserve and wildlife therein. The resort offers all inclusive plan which meant all meals were included. But the resort staff didnt limit to just that. They were always happy to serve additional beverages/ fruits and snacks whenever we asked for at no added costs. The food was amazing though the variety was tad limited and became repetitive. Since we were celebrating our anniversary, the staff made special arrangements for breakfast and the cake was a delish. Coming to the staff. Every member of the 16 person team is amazing. They are always there to help with a smile and have a warm behaviour always. We had a mouse visiting our room at 2am and Divya and the staff were just super helpful escorting him out even in middle of the night. We would want to thank Divya, Sujeet and every member of the staff to help us through our stay and make it a memorable one.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
slowtrav wrote a review Feb 2022
Chennai (Madras), India220 contributions131 helpful votes
I would say that the architecture of KAAV is one of its impressive qualities - my husband and I stayed in the DEER room and from the oxide walls to the horizontal mirrored wall in the bathroom, from the statement mirror with a matte gold back to the wide shelves everywhere and all around the room, there were thoughtful touches that were a delight to discover and appreciate. The room is spacious and we never ran out of room to place our 'stuff'. In addition, there's a large balcony with seating to contemplate the forest right outside the property. Another feature that is very attractive at KAAV are the common areas - be it the large living area in the center, with another spacious balcony, the covered viewing deck on the topmost floor with a very large sofa or bed, the open-air pavilion on the ground floor, or the pool area. We never felt confined because of these other spaces to hang out in. KAAV is a small place with only 6 rooms and we loved that. We also spent 1 night in the tent and it is luxurious, with a bathtub. It does get hot in the tent so you need to keep the AC going, which means you can't have the netted walls open to let in a lot of light. The 4 feet deep pool is wonderful to plunge into from time to time, especially after getting hot and sweaty. The meals are all included with your stay and the food is everyday fare, with multiple courses, from soup to dessert. But all of this is typical at an exclusive resort and what sets KAAV apart is the hospitality and caring of the staff, from Divya to Jagadeesh, who served us our meals, from Sharat to Sujit, the naturalist. Each of them made sure, everyday, that all our needs were met, looking after us like one would take care of guests at home. Make sure to explore all the activities - we went kayaking and coracling, as well as the bicycling to the river bank. We went on a land safari with Sujit and he made it a rich and memorable experience. KAAV helps you book all your safaris in Nagarhole. KAAV packed us dinner since we had to leave around 7pm to catch a train from Mysore, and their messages on the meal boxes brought smiles on our lips. I was disappointed to not find organic eggs at such a high-end resort. One suggestion is for KAAV to expand meals to include some non-Indian items such as hummus and veggies, or falafel or mixed greens salads. More variety in meals can also be brought about by adding millet-based or other kinds of rice based items, and non-dairy items which are more easily available and common these days. We look forward to returning to KAAV very soon!
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Date of stay: February 2022
Room Tip: Rooms facing the forest have better views.
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Gurudev R wrote a review Nov 2021
Visakhapatnam, India203 contributions102 helpful votes
This is an exotic and exhilarating place to stay on our safari tour to Nagarhole Safari. It's indeed a clean and decent homestay which has just 5 rooms. Exclusive swimming pool, exquisite cuisine and exemplary staff make the stay and trips memorable. They coordinate with Govt and organise Safari tours twice a day plus one river ride. Also they have a tiny Safari inside resort to give closer view of spiders and snakes. This part requires improvements in the contents. They have a good telescope to give a glimpse of stars and planets but this again not located in suitable place and we were not impressed. Food is excellent and kudos to kitchen team. On the whole it's a wonderful place to stay made possible by Sujit, Divya and Priyanshi, strongly recommend for nature lovers.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Comfortable for 3 to 4 cars parking.
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Anupama H wrote a review Oct 2021
Bengaluru, India32 contributions20 helpful votes
We loved our stay here. The food was simple and tasty. The property is small (which i personally love) and quiet and green. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the naturalist and manager are passionate about wildlife. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend here and would definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
$259 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKarnatakaKodagu (Coorg)Nagarhole National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kaav Safari Lodge - Kabini
Which popular attractions are close to Kaav Safari Lodge - Kabini?
Nearby attractions include Kabini River (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kaav Safari Lodge - Kabini?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Kaav Safari Lodge - Kabini?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kaav Safari Lodge - Kabini?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kaav Safari Lodge - Kabini?
Conveniently located restaurants include Honey Comb, The Kuruba Grill, and Tasty Hotel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kaav Safari Lodge - Kabini?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kaav Safari Lodge - Kabini?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.