Kabini Reservoir

Posted Date: 19 May 2010      Author: Vandana    Member Level: Gold (Rs 20)

This article gives complete information on River Kabini, Kabini Reservoir, Attractions at Kabini, near Bangalore.

The Kabini River is a unique river which has its source in Wayanad, Kerala and its end in the Bay of Bengal! In-between, it meets its sibling, the Kaveri River in Karnataka. The Kabini River is also locally known as Kabani and Kapila. It is when the river arrives near the town of H D Kote, Karnataka, that it forms the Kabini Reservoir.

During the summer months of April-May, the receding water levels of the Kabini Reservoir create verdant green landscapes. This lush greenery in the Kabini backwaters creates a natural home for wildlife. Hence, Kabini has become a major tourist hub for the wildlife enthusiast and those who love the outdoors. Located just over 200kms from Bangalore, Kabini can be easily accessed even from Mysore. In fact, you can first tour Mysore, visit the Mysore Palace and then move on to Kabini.

Main Attractions of Kabini

As mentioned earlier, it is the wildlife which is the big draw at Kabini. Wild dogs are the most frequently sighted four-legged creatures, but if you are lucky you can even spot a leapard or tiger. Best of all, Kabini is where large herds of elephants come to feed, meet their mates and start families. Besides peacocks, unusual migratory bird species, too, have been sighted at Kabini.

You can also visit the Kabini Dam near Beechanahalli village.

With its vast flora and fauna, Kabini is truly a nature lover's paradise on earth.

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