|Kabini River Lodge : Kabini River Lodge, First Eco Tourism Venture of Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd, Joint Venture of Tourism and Forest Departments of Govt. of Karnataka. Rated by the British Tatter’s Travel Guide as one of the top 5 wildlife resorts in the world. Nestled in the southern fringes of the Nagarahole National Park, the Kabini River Lodge is a perfect getaway for nature lovers. The breathtaking locale with the tranquil backwaters of the River Kabini presents an ideal setting for a long-awaited vacation. Once the hunting lodge of the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore and British rulers.Kabini is home of herds of Elephants,Gaur, Chital, Sambar and Barking Deer, Sloth Bears and Langur. Crocodiles and over a hundred species of birds and the elusive Cats, the Leopard and Tiger. Once widely known for the mass elephant-trapping operations called ‘Khedda’, Kabini stands as the one of the brightest beacons for wildlife preservation in India today.|
|#Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole National Park, the enchanting 247 square-mile park in Karnataka has an astonishing abundance of wildlife including large mammals such as tiger, leopard, wild elephant, Dhole (Indian wild dog), and Gaur (Indian bison).The park derives its name from the combination of two Kannada words. ‘Naga,’ meaning snake, and ‘hole,’ meaning streams. True to its name, quite a few serpentine streams fork through the rich tropical forests of the park. The landscape is one of gentle slopes and shallow valleys. Dry deciduous forest trees are leafless in the summer rather than in the winter. The change in terrain throughout the park in refreshing and the river system provides a unique wildlife viewing experience. The park has been recently renamed as Rajiv Gandhi National Park after the late Prime Minister of India. Nagarhole National Park is counted among India’s best wildlife parks due to the large elephant and bison population. It also hosts a variety of animal species along with approximately 250 species of birds. On its northern confines is the Kabini River and on its southern fringes is the Bandipur national park. During the dry season (February till June), this artificial lake attracts a large number of animals, making it an ideal spot for sighting wildlife.
Kabini River supports the ecosystem of Kabini Forest Reserve that is spread over an area of 55 acres on its banks. Popularly called Kabani and Kapila, the river originates in Wayanad District of Kerala, from the confluence of the Panamaram River and Mananthavady River. The river flows eastward to join the Kaveri River at Tirumakudalu Narasipura in Karnataka, which empties into the Bay of Bengal. Ecosystem of Kabini Reservoir supports the highest density of herbivores anywhere in Asia.
Brahmagiri, a mountain range in the Western Ghats, is situated on the border of the Kodagu District in Karnataka. It also forms the border of Wayanad District of Kerala state on the south. Having an elevation of 1,608 m above sea level, Brahmagiri Hill is well forested and has a lot of wildlife. On the Kerala side of Brahmagiri, Thirunelli Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, lies.