Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at Karapur near Nagarahole Wildlife National Park and it contains some of endangered and rare species of birds and animals. The Karapur village is on the way from Mysore to Mananthavadi. The sanctuary is one of the popular wildlife sanctuaries in south India. It is known as one of the five best wildlife sanctuaries of India according to British magazine Tatlers. The sanctuary’s attraction is the convergence of wildlife and birds on the banks of the river Kabini.

The sanctuary originally belonged to the Maharajas of Mysore as it is very near to Nagarhole National Park. Th tourists on their way to safari can notice elephants, monkeys, bison, sloth bear and panthers. There are other animals like Crocodile, Golden backed Woodpecker, Osprey and the White Necked Stork can be found here. The water body located inside the forest is unique to the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary and the dam found across the river Beechanahalli includes the beauty to the wildlife reserve.

The best time to visit the sanctuary is from October to May and in summer many animals in huge numbers come to the lake. The tourists must avoid the sanctuary from June and September as there will be heavy rainfall in this time of the year. The accommodation is also easily available in the region as many lodges and guesthouses provide excellent services. It is very easy to reach the place as the sanctuary is very well connected to other parts of the country. The sanctuary is 220 kilometers from Bangalore and regular buses and trains are available from Mysore also.

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