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Kabini

Kabini

Kabini – A Place to Enjoy the Sheer Freshness of Nature
About Kabini Wildlife Reserve
Kabini, a famous wildlife destination located in the state of Karnataka, derives its name from the River Kabini, on whose banks it is situated. Home to some of most amazing species of birds and animals, this wildlife reserve was at one time the private hunting ground of the King of Mysore and several British viceroys. The lush green forests and the scenic environs of Kabini provide its visitors with the much needed respite from the hustle and bustle and the tension filled life of the cities.

Major Tourist Spots in Kabini
Kabini is famous for its rich variety of plant and animal life, which draws countless visitors here to relax in the serene natural environment and also enjoy its beauty. The sighting of large herds of elephants and other animals is a major attraction of this place, which is considered to be a haven for nature lovers.

Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary: Spread over an area of nearly 181 sq. km., the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is named after the Brahmagiri Peak, the highest point in the region. The sanctuary is bordered by the Nagarhole National Park on the north-western side and features evergreen and semi-evergreen forests along with grasslands having patches of shola forest. The sanctuary is also abundant in bamboo vegetation and is famous for being the home of animals such as lion-tailed macaques, elephants, gaurs, tigers, wild dogs, sloth bears, Nilgiri Langurs, slender loris, bonnet macaques and barking deer etc. In addition, it also serves as the shelter reptiles such as pythons and king cobras, besides housing a wide variety of birds including emerald doves, black bulbuls and Malabar trogons.

Nagarhole National Park: Located between the two districts of Kodagu and Mysore this park is situated on the banks of River Kabini. The park features a dense forest cover along with small streams, waterfalls and valleys. The park is renowned for its population tigers, Indian bison, elephants, snakes, four-horned antelopes, sloth bears, porcupine, jackals, mouse-deer and other species of animals. Spread over an area of nearly 643 sq. km., the park is covered with rosewood, teak, sandalwood and silver oak trees. The park forms a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, and is even being considered to be added to the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Iruppu Falls: Also famous by the name of Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, the Iruppu Falls are situated in the Brahmagiri Range. This fresh waterfall is placed at a height of is a 60 m having the scenic Western Ghats in the background. The Lakshmana-tirtha river flows close to the falls and on its shores is placed the Rameshwara Temple, a renowned holy place of the region dedicated to Lord Shiva. Another temple dedicated to Lord Ram, is located in close vicinity to the Rameshwara temple. The temple is situated amidst paddy fields and forests and it is from here that the visitors can climb upwards to reach the falls.

Banasura Sagar Dam: The dam forms a part of the Banasura Sagar Project launched by India in 1979, which included the proposition for the construction of a dam and a canal. The dam detains the waters of Kabini River’s Karamanathodu tributary. The dam, which is situated in the Western Ghats, is not only the biggest earthen dam of India but also the second largest dam of its type across Asia. Netsled amidst the Banasura Hills, the dam also offers facilities to tourists to enjoy boating by enabling them to travel between the several small islands located within the dam reservoir in speedboats.

 

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