We spent our 4 week honeymoon in India and were excited to get to the parks. We love nature travel and this hotel was recommended by a popular travel guide as one of the few in the area (although upon arrival there are many more). I believe it's run by the state so don't expect hotel quality service, food (was cafeteria style and all veggie) or linens. It's more like a summer camp setting than resort or hotel. We enjoyed the stay even though we didn't see much wildlife but the most terrible part of the stay was actually reaching the hotel. After taking a bus to Mysore and then a 90 km taxi ride the last 12 km took over an hour. The roads to Kabini are like traveling on the surface of the moon. My husband has traveled in Africa and said "the roads in Kenya aren't this bad" There were potholes and trenches a foot deep and in many places we bottomed out. You need a 4 WD and patience. There are very little facilities past the villages and the hotel will NOT help you get transportation. They may refer you to a local taxi but you must insist on a jeep. Even then if you are fragile, pregnant, elderly or have back issues don't attempt to drive or ride on the entrance road (there's only one). We are both in good health and felt ill after the drive. There are many places in India to see wildlife so do your homework.
- Also Known As:
- Kabini River Hotel Nagarhole
- Kabini River Lodge Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka