Kabini district is located at about 94 km away from Mysore and 205 km from Bangalore between the Kodagu and Mysore districts.Kabini situated on the shore of the famous Kabini River, is a 2,183 sq km of wilderness and a world of misty forests, valleys and watercourse. Kabini is considered as one of the most popular wildlife destinations renowned for its tigers, leopards, elephants and Indian bison. Kabani is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is under the consideration of USESCO to be declared as one of the World Heritage Sites.
Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary
The huge sanctuary at Kabini has different kinds of animals and birds. One can also witness faunas like spotted deer, sambhar, cheetal, panther, leopard, panther and 250 species of birds. The major attraction of this Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is the spectacular view of Kabini dam across the river near Beechanahalli.
The Kabini River in south India also known as Kabani and Kapila, is one of the tributaries of the Kaveri river with beautiful scenic views and ideal picnic spots. This river is one of the famous rivers in South India. Fish cultivation is one of the most popular occupations in this area. Boat rides are available to have a site of the serene beauty of the banks of Kabini. There is a most beautiful place on the shore of this river which is the Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjangud.
Kabini Dam located in Mysore District is built on River Kabini, which is a major tributary of River Cauvery in Southern India. The Kabini dam is 2,284 ft in length with an original gross storage of 19.52 tmcft. The Kabini Dam is situated between villages Bichanahalli and Bidarahalli. The location is picturesque with lush green surroundings and the pristine river water flowing serenely towards its destination. It is a path to experience peace. It is a place for enthusiasts who love exploring structures across the globe and can explore the dam, the flora and fauna and the river valley and immerse in its serene beauty. The dense forests around are home to a variety of birds, making the location an apt place for bird watching. This area was a hotspot for hunting for Maharajas and British Officers during the Colonial era. The dam, today, is a significant source of water for the Government of Karnataka and helps them supply ample quantity of water to over 20 villages in the state.