The Kabini river goes by many names, including Kabani and Kapila. The river originates in Wayanad District of Kerala from the confluence of the Panamaram River and Mananthavady River and flows eastward to join the Kaveri River. As it nears the town of H.D Kote, it forms the huge Kabini Reservoir.
The entire area is calm and serene. There is rich natural beauty all around as far as the eye can see!
In the lap of nature
Kabini is one of the most popular holiday destinations of Karnataka, because of its easy accessibility, lush green landscape surrounding a large picturesque backwater, and fantastic sighting of large herds of elephants..
The backwaters of the Kabini reservoir are incredibly rich in wildlife. Wildlife abounds this region in the summer, when the water level recedes to form rich grassy meadows.
Kabini is 80 kms away from Mysore and 220 kms from Bangalore. The entire region is famous for its spectacular wildlife and bird life and is considered to be one of the top tourist attractions and holiday retreats in the state of Karnataka. The Nagarhole National Park is a popular attraction located by the Kabini riverside. It is considered to be one of the best wildlife National Parks in Karnataka.
Another attraction is the Kabini Dam, which is 2,284 feet (696m) in height. Kabini Dam is situated at a distance of 14 Km from H.D. Kote town in Mysore district.
A home away from home
The Peepal Tree is a homestay in Kabini located on the banks of the river. With a magnificent view of the Kabini backwaters, the Peepal Tree homestay is surrounded by verdant landscapes,endless greenery and natural flora and fauna.