The Nagarhole Game Sanctuary a National Park covers 644 sq km area. Wildlife is in abundance which can be viewed from boats or vehicles during a safari tour.
Orange County Resort
We couldn't make Kabini more beautiful, so we thought we'd simply make it more exquisite. We began with the understanding that the most luxurious things in the world are peace, tranquility and harmony, and that whatever we do should only enhance these pillars of our philosophy. The result is a resort architecture that has a tribal Kadu kuruba leitmotif, where each of the guest huts bespeaks a happy marriage of traditional craft and modern luxury.
From the outside, the dwellings subtly incorporate the colours and textures of the landscape in every detail; while within, the sumptuous interiors reflect a warm vernacular sensitivity. From the ethnic furniture to the tribal patterned furnishings, to the little touches like the 'bottle gourd' lamp shades, the sum of the parts is a harmonious whole.
They come with a large living and dining area, a palatial bedroom, a unique bathroom with a courtyard, and yes your own personal swimming pool. They provide all the facilities you'd expect in a world class luxury resort. A scenic Reading Lounge, a well stocked bar, a traditional Ayurveda Village and the timeless Infinity Pool are designed to relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.
On the Boat Safari, you will be taken upstream from the resort on the Kabini River to where the river itself separates the Nagarhole National Park from the Bandipur National Park. On the banks of the Kabini, one can witness the largest congregation of Asiatic elephants, peacefully feeding and getting on with their lives. In addition to diverse wildlife sighted on the extensive river banks, the boat safari offers an opportunity to observe the Marsh Crocodile, Smooth-coated Otter and myriad water birds.
The Nagarhole ecosystem supports the highest density of herbivores anywhere in Asia with around 108 animals per sq km. In addition to large herbivores such as the Chital, Sambar, Gaur, a large number of predators including the Tiger, Leopard and Wild dogs could be seen.
The Resort Elephant
During an informal talk with our Naturalist, you get to learn about this magnificent animal, its natural history and its long association with man. After the talk, get up close and personal with Meenakshi, our resident elephant. You can bathe and feed her and while doing so, reaffirm our historical bond with this fascinating and intelligent animal. Re discover the pleasures of an era long gone. Sit back and enjoy a ride on this magnificent, regal animal on the banks of Kabini.
Every alternate evening, a troupe of Kuruba tribal dancers performs their traditional dance around a campfire, to the accompaniment of two wooden drums and one wind instrument. This dance is traditionally performed during festivals & times of strife and is an invitation to their gods to join them and bless the occasion. A Documentary on wildlife is screened every other evening in the Check-in Lounge to open to our guests the mysteries of nature.