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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.

One Crazy Safari

Bhargava Srivari

Some safaris are so ‘dry’ that you are frantically hoping to see some form of life even if that form of life isn’t a big cat or a natural history moment. Then there are safaris where it rains big cat sightings to the point that you leave one big cat encounter and go looking for…

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Posted in: Destination Mammal

Life of a Tiger Mother

Bhargava Srivari

I was on safari with family friends from the other side of the world, and on that chilly morning, we had already seen a Tiger tread the beautiful forest in lovely winter light. Seeing ‘success’ in the first few minutes of the jungle drive brought contentment to my safari inmates, and emboldened me to ask…

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Posted in: Mammal

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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Mastigudi

Vikram Nanjappa

The Mastigudi temple, situated on the banks of the Kabini river in Balle Shibira, is dedicated to the Goddess Mastamma. Mastamma means ‘the great wife’ (Maha + Sati + Amma), a name of Goddess Parvati and ‘Gudi’ means temple. It stood next to the old Mysore – Malabar road and has since been submerged after…

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Posted in: Destination

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

The Magic Continues

Sheshadri Vasan

Hello Friends, I am back again to tell you more about Kabini’s own Bagheera, the black panther. In my previous blog, I had mentioned that I would be sharing my rendezvous moments with this Black Panther in three parts. As promised, here’s the second blog on this Big Black Cat of Kabini, the magical. Yes ,…

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Posted in: Mammal Safari

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

Kracadawna!

Juli Cariappa

The heat is here. From Kuruba Safari Lodge to Kracadawna Organic Farm and back we are thinking of cooling you down and keeping you easy. The safaris and sultry days keep us focused on good food that keeps your stomach light and yet pleases the palate with unusual combinations of local greens, simple salads and…

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Posted in: Destination

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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The Mysore Khedda

Vikram Nanjappa

The elephant has been an integral part of Indian culture, history and religious belief since times immemorial. From ancient times till the recent past, it has played a significant role both as a vehicle of war and as a beast of burden. It is no wonder that the elephant has entered the Hindu pantheon in…

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