The shadowy beauty of the melanistic leopard or Black Panther is a rare sight indeed and Kabini is one of the few places in the world where one can view this magnificent creature in its elements.

The Kabini, also called Kapila, is one of the major tributaries of the river Cauvery in southern India. Gushing through two states, being a home to one of the lush forest reserves, and featuring a massive dam, Kabini is one of the famous rivers in South India. It originates from Wayanad in Kerala, flows into the state of Karnataka, and gives birth to the most beautiful reservoir and backwaters.

History and Culture

Once a private hunting area for the British, this famous wildlife destination has a rich variety of flora and fauna making it a gorgeous tourist spot.One of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka, the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary was once a private hunting area for the British. Today, it attracts tourists from all over. It is a must see for all nature lovers and those looking for a perfect vacation amidst the lush greenery and imposing waterfalls. Kabini has in store hints of various elements of nature, be it a huge variety in the plantation, abundance of wildlife ranging from carnivores to mammals to birds or the terrain where each type is a part of and a compliment to the other.


Kabini is an exquisite destination that you can visit any time of the year, as there are numerous options for travellers of every kind. Kabini is popular for its diverse fauna and comfortable weather and camping options. It is a place that will be most enjoyed during summers as it gives more options to explore wildlife during this time. This area receives heavy rainfall during monsoon so it is advisable not to visit Kabini from June to September.

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  • October - May

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