Kabini River Lodge

Kabini, Karnataka, India
4.85 (20)

- 225 Kms. from Bengaluru
- Bengaluru - Mysore - HD Kote - Karapura - Kabini River Lodge

Max pax
Jungel Lodges
Max pax
90-100 Pax
36 Nos.

JLR - Kabini welcoming guests since 2013
Maintained by Government of Karnataka - JLR with a well trained team from the different parts of Karnataka who are ready to meet the guest requirements with a big smile on their face.
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Named after the River Kabini, the River Kabini Lodge beckons with the promise of elephants, gaur, deer and a rumor of tiger. Located on the southern fringes of the Nagarahole National Park (Rajiv Gandhi National Park) , this former hunting lodge of the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore was rated as One of the Top 5 Wildlife Resorts in the World by the British Tatler’s Travel Guide. A sprawling colonial estate in the heart of elephant country, the River Kabini Lodge echoes with the call of the wild.

The River Kabini Lodge is a great place to visit any time of the year. But during the sweltering months of March, April and May the pools and springs in the forest dry up, bringing the animals to the banks of the River Kabini.

Here you get to see the largest congregation of Asiatic Elephants in the wild.


Buffet Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast will be served in the Golghar.


Tariff and room arrangements

A spacious room with 10 pax accommodation.
Room Size 58 m²
Room Facilities
10 Single beds, Sitting chairs, Sitout area, Toiletries, 02 Attach Bathroom, Individual room

Room arrangements : - ( Sleep X10 )

 Week-Day charges/ person
8,700/- 9943 Flat 15% OFF

 Week-End (F/S) charges/ person
10,220/- 11680 Flat 15% OFF

Include : Lunch|Dinner|Breakfast
Kabini Tented Package(TC)
A spacious room with twin bed.
Room Size 37 m²
Room Facilities
Twin bed, Desk, Sitting chairs, Air Cooler, Sitout area, River facing, Toiletries, Attach Bathroom, Individual rooms

Room arrangements : - ( Sleep )

 Week-Day charges/ person
11,440/- 13074 Flat 15% OFF

 Week-End (F/S) charges/ person
13,470/- 15395 Flat 15% OFF

Include : Lunch|Dinner|Breakfast
Viceroy Package(Room-EB)
A spacious room with twin bed.
Room Size 34 m²
Room Facilities
Twin bed, Desk, Sitting chairs, Sitout area, Toiletries, Attach Bathroom, Adjoining rooms

Room arrangements : - ( Sleep )

 Week-Day charges/ person
13,290/- 15188 Flat 15% OFF

 Week-End (F/S) charges/ person
15,650/- 17886 Flat 15% OFF

Include : Lunch|Dinner|Breakfast
Viceroy Package(Room-NB)
A spacious room with twin bed.
Room Size 34 m²
Room Facilities
Twin bed, Desk, Sitting chairs, Sitout area, Toiletries, Attach Bathroom, Adjoining rooms

Room arrangements : - ( Sleep )

 Week-Day charges/ person
13,290/- 15188 Flat 15% OFF

 Week-End (F/S) charges/ person
15,650/- 17886 Flat 15% OFF

Include : Lunch|Dinner|Breakfast
Maharaja Package(MC)
A spacious room with queen size bed.
Room Size 42 m²
Room Facilities
One queen size bed, Desk, Sofa, Sitting chairs, Private balcony, River facing, Toiletries, Attach Bathroom, Adjoining rooms

Room arrangements : - ( Sleep )

 Week-Day charges/ person
15,150/- 17315 Flat 15% OFF

 Week-End (F/S) charges/ person
17,830/- 20377 Flat 15% OFF

Include : Lunch|Dinner|Breakfast

Get to know

Check-in : 12noon
Check-out : 11am


  • Children from 6-12 years are charged 50% on Tariff.
  • Children below 5 years are complimentary.
  • Dress for comfort. Do avoid bright colours and stick to muted shades of green, black, grey and brown.
  • You'll be spending a lot of time outdoors. Don't forget your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, torch, shoes etc.
  • Avoid smoking - anything can start a forest fire.
  • Refer website Cancellation policy
  • Please be guided by the JLR and forest department instructions.
  • Booking will be confirmed only on receipt of full payment.
  • All disputes are subject to Bengaluru jurisdiction.

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Self cook
Room service

Guest review


(20 reviews)
5- Excellent 85%
4 - Good 15%

Apr, 2021

5.0  The accommodation was comfortable...

Very happy with the way the reservation is handled, very good response too. The accommodation was comfortable at JLR and the check-in process was smooth. Thanks a lot..!

Mar, 2021

5.0  Great support and awesome accommodation ...

Great support and awesome accommodation booked by Trailroots (Usha). Very prompt and quick communication. Usha and team have always been very helpful and informative. I would definitely recommend Trailroot!!

Jan, 2021

5.0  Fantastic stay....

Fantastic stay. Amazing property spread over a huge area. Excellent staff. All the meals are excellent with great choices. Great view of the Kabini river from this place. Highly recommended for stay

Jan, 2021

5.0  Nature lover...

If you are a nature lover and you want to see big cats I would highly recommend staying at Kabini River Lodge. I loved my stayed at Kabini River Lodge although it was expensive I thought it was excellent value for money.

Jul, 2020

5.0  Wish you many more bookings...

I am very happy with the way you help us in booking our stay and also it becomes more exciting when you personally take care of all our needs. I am happy to be associated with Trailroot and wish you many more bookings in future.... Regards Harish Ramamurthy

Mar, 2020

5.0  Great trip...

It was a great trip! Thanks to Usha and her team for organizing this! It was managed pretty smoothly and happy to talk to Trailroot for my future trips. Cheers!

Jul, 2019

5.0  Enjoyed our stay...

Enjoyed our stay in kabini, we stayed in tented cottage. Although it was for a day, we had a great time amidst the nature. We had a great time in jeep safari, but dint spot any big cats, its mere luck. Hope to spot them next time. The staffs were very cordial. Ambience, room and food was excellent and we definitely wish to visit again.

Sep, 2018

5.0  Great Stay with Awesome 2 Jeep Safaari...

Planned for my spouse birthday and We stayed at Kabini River lodge for one night.We booked one Tent Cottage it was beautiful and its near to kabini river.We really enjoyed the stay along with the safari In evening safari we saw so many deers,elephants, bison and one bear. In Morning safari luckily spotted both tiger and leopard. Safari Staff they tried their best to show wild animals like tiger and leopard to peoples and they are good.Food also nice with good variety Nagarhole national park is beautiful and highly recommended for nature lover. While planning for Nagarhole, first choice should be kabini river lodge. Highly recommended.

Sep, 2018

5.0  Amazing location...

This is the Government resort with very rustic and old-styled architecture. All the rooms are wooden finished. There are bungalows and huts available for stay that can be booked online. It is a very luxury feeling being surrounded by river. The resort location is one of the best on the banks of kabini river. The resort provided jungle safari unlike the nearby resorts that have to contact Kabini River lodge for the Safari. At the time of booking, we were informed that out of the 2 safaris we can opt for both the safaris as jeep safaris but the management created a ruckus and provided us with a boat safari that we didnt want. The rooms in our bungalow were very good and clean, but the bathtub was broken. It is a very organised and maintained resort as compared to the other government owned accommodations but definitely can improve a lot.

Vishwanath Hegde
Jun, 2018

5.0  Excellent is all that one can say...

We visited the place when the monsoons had just started. The place had a flavor of its own. Right from the old world bungalow kind of accommodation to the lip smacking , finger licking food that they dished out, everything was quite fantastic. My family and I had a fantastic time.

Apr, 2018

4.0   Overall its good...

I stayed with my husband in Kabini for one day.We spotted a tiger,crocodiles,elephants and deers.The best part is only Safari.People who love birds can go for boat safari.Before 1 month of the trip I called to Kabini river loadge and I asked them about the activities.They were like you can go for either jeep safari or boat safari.We are not that much bird watchers but we love wild animals.

Feb, 2018

4.0  Beautiful surroundings...

They took my last minute request. The room was in the East block, and was big and basic. Safari experience last evening was nice, and the jeep driver made his best effort. Food was simple. The resort is located right at the bank of kabini river and has beautiful surroundings.

Sukesh Singhvi
Oct, 2017

4.0  Everything is superb here...

Everything is superb here...stay , food ,,,people only thing the problem is ..the safari is for 3 hrs in morning and evening, even 3 hrs are ok if we get to spend them in the jungle....but here effectively we get only 2 hrs like safari starts at 3.30pm...the vehicles will leave around 3.40 and for reaching the park gate and pass another 15 min..so effectively we enter the zone at 4.00 pm and same thing happens afterwards...the guides start rushing at 6.00 and we reach jlr at 6.30...so its 2 hr safari only kindly look into it.

Sep, 2015

5.0  Would love to go back again...

Had a wonderful time in JLR, Kabini .......Lovely location ,good food, nice and cordial staff ....would love to go back again ...Thanks Trailroot for making the reservation .

Jul, 2015

5.0  Room was cozy and the food was fresh...

Had an excellent time at JLR ,Kabini. Room was cozy and the food was fresh and nice. Had a great safari even though no big cats were sighted. Thank you Trailroot for getting me a reservation .

Sally Knowles
Jan, 2015

5.0  Enjoyed out stay very much...

Enjoyed out stay very much. Would have liked a bit more desciption or explanation of the water and locale. I did not even know if we were in river or lake or dammed river. Accomodations and food were very good.

Balasaheb Chordia / Sunil
Oct, 2014

5.0  Water safari & jungle ride was very nice...

Kabini -- Very Good resort Food was good Water safari & jungle ride was very nice

Jul, 2014

5.0  Awesome experience...

Awesome experience, Trailroot did a nice job in consolidating bookings for multiple locations(Jungle Lodges - Kabini and Korakolly Homestay), Thanks

Vikash Agarwal
Apr, 2014

5.0  We thoroughly enjoyed it...

Stay and all arrangements were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed it. I would love to visit again in future.

Jul, 2013

5.0  Awesome location...

Good arangement and a awesome location

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