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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: Wildlife

black panther

Kabini, I have told enough about this magical place in my previous blog. I have been visiting this park for almost a decade now and this spellbinding forest calls me back time and time again. This land of leopards, I shall tell more about this later, was once a private hunting ground of the famous…

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Trunk Calls

Chaitrika Reddy

Remember the days when trunk calls were the only means of communication with your loved ones who lived far away? When, depending upon the telephone exchange rush, you had to wait somewhere from thirty minutes to four hours to connect to the person you wanted to talk with? Well, unlike those trunk calls, the way…

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Posted in: Mammal Wildlife

Kabini Magic

Kanishka Sarangi

Kabini, a forest stretch amidst the Western Ghats, in the state of Karnataka is a breathtaking experience for many wilderness lovers and naturalists. The forest is well known for its amazing sightings of a vast array of wildlife. Tigers, Leopards, Bisons and the profound attraction to wildlife lovers, the Black Panther, are the highly anticipated animals…

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Posted in: Destination Wildlife

Kabini is a part of Nagarhole Tiger Reserve in the southern part of Karnataka adjoining the state of Kerala. Nagarhole means Snake Stream and its gets its name from the shape it takes while flowing which resembles that of a crawling snake. The park was an exclusive hunting reserve of the kings of the Wodeyar…

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Posted in: Wildlife

A Foggy Morning in Kabini

Sheshadri Vasan

The name Kabini brings a big smile on my face and I am sure it’s the same with people who have visited this magical forest, which is a part of the Nagarahole National Park in Karnataka. It is a place which one would love to visit time and time again, especially a wildlife enthusiast and…

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Posted in: Wildlife

wild dog

The Underdogs

Bhargava Srivari

In the woods of Nagarhole, not every killer is striped or spotted. Death here also comes in forms least expected. That’s because this killer hardly looks like one, but one could argue it packs a punch mightier than even the tiger or leopard. It is an animal that in a sense resembles the dogs we…

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Posted in: Wildlife

Leopard – The Ambush Hunter!

Praveen Siddannavar

It is rightly said and I believe too – wild animals ( especially leopard ) make their appearance or create a natural history moment when you least expect it. This was one such day at Kabini during the monsoons. I personally believe that monsoons are the best time to visit forests simply for its soothing…

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Posted in: Destination Wildlife

The Kabini Migration

Bhargava Srivari

Readers may be familiar with the world famous migration which happens in the Serengeti ecosystem in the great African continent during which hundreds of thousands of Wildebeest and Zebra travel from Ndutu plains in Tanzania all the way to the Masai Mara plains in Kenya and back, in search of food and water. This fascinating…

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Posted in: Destination Wildlife

On a pleasant morning just at the beginning of monsoon season, I along with my family was on a safari in the fabled forests of Kabini. The Leopard was and is still my favorite big cat and in the 6 years I had been traveling to jungles around India, I had never caught a glimpse…

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Posted in: Destination Wildlife

The Return of the Jackal

Praveen Siddannavar

Ever seen a jackal in the wild? Although it occurs widely in India, we know very little about the jackals. These images were photographed a few years ago during the early winter months between 7:30 to 8am at Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, Kabini backwater range. We believe that jackals have never been sighted here for past…

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Posted in: Destination Wildlife

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