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Kabini! An ancient land molded by modernity but also strangely left untouched by it. A land of myths, legends, history and pristine wilderness. A place where sages were born and mythical characters sought and found refuge. In these jungles, life beats to the rhythms of nature who unfolds her secrets one page at a time. The secret to success in this venerable realm is an ability to wait and watch.

In this Blog on Kabini we take you on a long and leisurely journey through this ancient land which has been witness to mainstream and tribal synergy with a dash of colonial legacy thrown in for good measure. Explore the jungle which has its share of thrills and spills punctuated with long intervals of calm. As fellow travelers we invite you to share your own experiences of this journey of discovery.

Category: Nature

The jungles of Kabini is arguable the most beautiful part of Nagarahole Tiger Reserve according to me. The seasons change and so does the beauty of this jungle and gets better with every season that passes. You will understand the reason behind the caption of this blog towards the end but before that, let me…

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An Unlikely Bond

Vikram Nanjappa

Those of us who live and work in the wilderness and in close contact with wildlife are often faced with dilemmas. One such is the temptation to project human characteristics and qualities onto wildlife, known as anthropomorphism and personification. The attribution of negative human qualities onto animals are one of the causes for their persecution…

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Posted in: Mammal Nature

Dear Kabini, Have you ever realized how magical you are? Everything about you is perfect. Nature at its best makes everything about your forests so magical. From the colors of the sun’s reflection on your backwaters to the numerous birds chirping and seen swooping in joy to the winding trails and the Komorabi (the stunning…

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Posted in: Destination Nature

Marooned

Sandeep Varma

Boat safaris are becoming more interesting these days. The Kabini river is gradually beginning to recede, and fresh green grass is slowly taking over the otherwise rocky and muddy banks. It is certainly a sight to behold.

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Posted in: Destination Nature

The Kabini Debutant!

K Shanmugakumar

One rainy evening at Orange County Resorts – Kabini, I along with 18 other wildlife enthusiasts commenced on our safari into the Nagarhole National Park. As we neared our destination, the incessant rain ceased to beat down upon us and we were gifted with a sliver of beautiful sunlight.

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Posted in: Destination Nature

When we hear the term ‘Giants of Kabini’, we automatically think of elephants. However, there is another giant in Kabini that is not as famous. I am referring to the Gaur, which is often known as the Indian Bison. There’s something very interesting about the Gaur found in Kabini, as opposed to the ones found in other…

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It was my first safari into the beautiful forest of Nagarhole, and Mr. Venkatesh Kolappa, one of the best naturalists of Kabini, navigated our driver into the forest. Just as our vehicle crossed the check post, we were pulled back to a stop, and a female elephant gracefully emerged from the lantana thickets. Even as…

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Posted in: Destination Nature

The Blue Gymnast!

Rajan Kanagasabai

The Indian Roller (earlier known as the ‘Blue Jay’) is a bird so unique that it has the honour of being the state bird of four large states in India – Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa. This small passerine acquires its name from the brilliant rolls, dives and aerobatic manoeuvres it displays during the…

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A Fight to the Finish!

Vikram Nanjappa

I have written a series of posts about the extraordinary bond that exists between a mother and her offspring in the wild. Most often this special bond is not visible to the casual observer, especially in the case of the deer family, as it is quite challenging to read any emotion into their faces. However,…

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