Rustik Travel

Kabini Getaway

Located on the banks of eponymous river (Kabini), on the periphery of Bandipur, Nagarhole and Rajiv Gandhi National Park. Kabini is one of the most picturesque places in Karnataka. Proximity to the National Parks has given the place enough opportunity for wildlife experience. There is quite a chance to spot tiger, leopards, wild elephants, various species of deers, and plenty of residential and nomadic birds, while boating in the river or on a wildlife safari in the nearby jungles.

One State. Many Worlds.



  • Destination: Kabini
  • Nearest City (Airport): Bengaluru (265 km)
  • Distance: Madikeri (90 km), Mysore (94 km), Mangalore (220 km), Bengaluru (230 km)
  • Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year, the best time is October – March. It gets cold during the monsoon and the winter season.
  • Activities: Wildlife Safari, Bird-Watching, Trekking and Hiking, Coracle/Motorboat River Cruise, Spa & Ayurveda Treatment.
  • Places to Visit: Nagarhole National Park, Bandipur National Park, Kabini Dam, Dubare Elephant Camp, Iruppu Falls, Coffee and Spice Plantations.
  • Duration: On request. From over night stay to any number of days depending on your requirement.
  • Dates: On request
  • Price: On request

Where to Stay

Rustik Travel has partnered with resorts, lodges, camps, hotels and home stays that follow all the protocols laid out by Ministry of Health and Ministry of Tourism. We recommend only these trusted places to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable stay.
Further, you could avail of a discount as a Rustik Travel customer here.
Contact us for details.


Sample Itinerary

Day 1 / 12.30 Noon
Check in at noon. Settle down and freshen up.
Day 1 / 01.30 PM – 03.00 PM
Treat yourself to a sumptuous lunch.
Day 1 / 03.00 PM – 03.30 PM
Gear up for a ride into the Park with tea/ coffee served.
Day 1 / 03.30 PM – 06.15 PM
Our naturalists take you on a wildlife Safari in Vehicle or Boat safari into the Nagarhole National Park, showing & sharing their experiences and information about the jungle and all the animals that live there.
Day 1 / 06:30 PM
Tea/ coffee served.
Day 1 / 07.45 PM
Watch a wildlife movie.
Day 1 / 08.30 PM – 10.00 PM
Bask in the warmth of the campfire, while you dine, exchanging tales of the jungle with the other guests and our staff.
Day 2 / 06.00 AM – 06.30 AM
Wake up to a hot early morning cup of tea/coffee.
Day 2 / 06.30 AM – 09.15 AM
Cruise through the serene backwaters of the River Kabini on a motor boat viewing sleepy crocodiles and chirpy birds, intent on their morning catch. View a variety of wildlife, especially the elephants, coming to the river for bath or a drink. Alternatively, you can go on a jeep safari to sight the animals, which means you can have the boat ride the evening before.
Day 2 / 10.00 AM
Your stay at Kabini is not over yet. A hearty brunch is what awaits you after your sojourn in the wild.
Day 2 / 11.00 AM
If you must leave, we look forward to your next visit to discover what other secrets the jungle conceals. A night’s stay is divided into Day 1 & Day 2. To experience the destination like it ought to be, we recommend you stay at Kabini for at least 2 nights. One road safari and boat safari is provided as per the programme at Kabini River Lodge. If a second road safari is requested, it can be provided only on the basis of availability. Also, in case of a request for a road safari, the second safari will de facto be a VAN safari.


1/ Dress for comfort. Do avoid bright colours and stick to muted shades of green, black, grey and brown. The more you meld with the background, the better.
2/ Wear comfortable walking shoes.
3/ Avoid smoking – anything can start a forest fire.
4/ You’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors. Don’t forget your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, torch, etc.
5/ Avoid plastics. We’re really trying to cut down on plastics.

COVID-19 – SOP for Partner Hotels And Resorts

All Rustik Travel partnered hotels and resorts have stepped up precautionary measures in preventing the spread of the Novel Corona virus ( COVID-19).

The safety of guests and employees are of paramount importance. The partners have committed that they will do everything that they can to ensure that the guests have a safe and pleasant stay.

Please go through the various guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India and the State Govt for biological parks, zoo, sanctuary and national parks.

Dos and Don’ts for the Guest

1. Do not step out of the room unnecessarily. Wear a mask whenever outside the room.
2. Guests are recommended to carry their own sanitizer and wet wipes for personal use.
3. Clothes should not be washed inside the room.
4. In case a balcony is shared with another room, please be on the side of your room and do not interact with the other room’s guests.
5. No visitors should be allowed in the rooms.
6. Doors should be kept closed and any contact with the doorknobs should be avoided by staff.
7. Kitchen and washing area entry must be prohibited for guests.
8. Always keep a safe distance of at least 2 m (6 feet) while you are at the property.
9. Wash your hands frequently with the soaps/sanitizers provided.
10. Put all bio-degradable disposable plates/cups/bottles after use in the garbage bag.

The following have been implemented in all our partner properties.

The staff have been briefed on the guidelines provided by the local health authorities. In terms of measures taken, Front desks are equipped with infrared thermometers to conduct temperature checks on all guests, when required. Staff and guests who are unwell with any symptoms of fever, flu or respiratory problems will be immediately provided access to medical assistance, and if so required, their fitness would be assessed by our consulting doctor.

Additional measures include staff briefings to reinforce the rules and practices of good personal hygiene, provision of masks and gloves for staff and guests, as well as hand sanitizers that are placed at guest contact areas such as hotel lobbies. Special attention has also been placed to sanitize public contact points such as reception counters, activities area and conference / meeting rooms. The cleaning of guest rooms has also been stepped up.

Daily meetings are conducted to review the situation; the property is in constant communication with staff and guests to keep them updated and to advise them on appropriate measures to take.

We remain vigilant and will work closely with the authorities for the health and safety of all stakeholders.
Thank you for choosing Rustik Travel and we look forward to welcoming you where ever you stay with us.

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