Kabini’s mesmerizing landscapes and wildlife make it a popular destination for a one-day road trip from Mysore. Kabini gets its name from the Kabini River. The river originates in Wayanad, Kerala, and flows through Karnataka. You can enjoy the charming reservoir and backwaters on a one day Mysore to Kabini tour.
Kabini offers a perfect vacation experience for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Located within the Nagarhole National Park, Kabini is home to a variety of animals and plants, making it an ideal destination for wildlife safaris.
The distance of 58 km from Mysore to Kabini can be covered in one and a half hours via Mananthavadi Road. On the two-lane highway, you can journey through beautiful scenery and enjoy a glimpse of rural India.
A one-day trip to Kabini by private cab is a great way to spend quality time amidst nature with family and friends.
Highlights of Mysore to Kabini Tour by Cab
- Full-day Kabini tour from Mysore
- Duration: 8 to 12 hours
- Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
- Pickup & Drop: Mysore Hotel / Home
- Places Covered: Nagarhole National Park Kabini, Kapila River, Kabini Dam, Kabini Backwater Viewpoint, and Rameshwara Temple.
Package Price for 1 Day Mysore to Kabini Sightseeing by Cab
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4 Seater / Sedan
6 – 7 Seater / SUV
6 – 7 Seater / SUV
Toyota Innova Crysta
6 – 7 Seater / SUV
Tempo/ Force Traveller
12 Seater / LCV
22 – 28 Seater / LCV
Price on Request
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Good to know
- Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Mysore
- Cab for Kabini sightseeing from Mysore as per the above Itinerary
- Vehicle Parking Charges
- Toll-gate Charges if any
- Driver Allowance
What’s not included
- Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places at Kabini
- Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
- Lodging / Accommodation at Kabini
- Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
- Vehicle beyond the designated tour route
What to Expect on your Kabini Trip from Mysore
Your same day Mysore to Kabini tour by private car will start with a pick-up from your doorstep in Mysore. We will begin the tour with a visit to the beautiful Nagarhole National Park. Here, you will get a chance to spot some of the majestic animals, including elephants and tigers, in their natural habitat.
Then, we will continue your journey towards Kabini, where you can take in the spectacular scenery along the banks of the Kapila River.
The tour will then take you to Kabini Dam for more exploration. Enjoy breathtaking views of the dam and its surroundings from the hill that overlooks it. You can also visit the nearby Rameshwara Temple to get a spiritual experience and capture some panoramic pictures of the area.
Finally, end your day by visiting one of Kabini’s most popular attractions – The Kabini Backwater Viewpoint. Here you can relish the tranquility of the backwaters and watch wildlife from a safe distance. There is also an opportunity to take boat rides in the lake, which offer some spectacular views of animals taking their evening bath.
On your one day Mysore to Kabini trip, you can explore all that this magical place has to offer. At the end of the day, we will drop you at your accommodation in Kabini.
Itinerary of One Day Mysore to Kabini Trip
Pickup from your Hotel in Mysore at 9:00 AM
|S.No||Sightseeing Place||Recommended Duration|
|1||Nagarhole National Park, Kabini||80 minutes|
|2||Kapila River||50 minutes|
|3||Kabini Dam||40 minutes|
|4||Kabini Backwater Viewpoint||60 minutes|
|5||Rameshwara Temple||30 minutes|
Drop back at your Hotel in Mysore by 6:30 PM
PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the tourism places near Kabini listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Mysore to Kabini city tour by private car.
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Places to visit in and around Kabini in one day by private car from Mysore
1. Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole National Park is one of the most famous wildlife habitats in India. Formerly a hunting reserve, it has been converted into a wildlife sanctuary and also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. You can visit the park for its exotic flora and fauna.
The park is famous for its wild cats, Bison, and wild elephants. You must check out the boat safari and jeep safari to explore the wildlife. Bird lovers can enjoy watching more than 270 species of birds.
- Must See / Things to Do: Explore the wilderness of the region.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 06:00 AM to 8:00 AM and 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
- Entry Fee: For Indians, INR 50 per person and INR 1500 per foreign tourist
2. Kapila River
Next on your one day trip isKapila River, also called the Kabani or Kabini River, it is a famous river in South India. The famous Kabini Reservoir is located here. You can come here for the lovely backwaters sheltering rich wildlife, especially in the summers.
A boat ride through different parts of the Kapila River is a fun activity to enjoy with your loved ones. You can sight animals like elephants and wild boars. A variety of birds, like Eagles, Kingfishers, and Cormorants can also be spotted.
- Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy the mesmerizing surroundings.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from sunrise to sunset
- Entry Fee: No entry fee
3. Kabini Dam
Constructed in 1974 on the Kabini River, the Kabini Dam has a catchment area of 2,142 sq km. It is an engineering marvel and has four 270-m-high spillway gates. You will enjoy the picturesque location and lush surroundings of the dam.
It is a serene picnic spot near Bangalore and also popular among both locals. Bird lovers can enjoy watching more than 275 bird species. You can take a boat safari for a close encounter with the birds and the fauna.
- Must See / Things to Do: Spend time relaxing with your loved ones
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
- Entry Fee: No entry fees
4. Kabini Backwater Viewpoint
Kabini Backwater Viewpoint is the perfect place to find tranquility on your one day Kabini trip from Mysore. You can see jaw-dropping sights of mountains, valleys, and streams from this viewpoint. You can also enjoy watching animals moving in the wilderness.
Kabini, in its full glory, can be witnessed here. Take a boat ride on the backwaters to spot submerged trees with birds perched on the branches. Photography lovers can capture the eye-pleasing vistas of sunset, with birds flying back home.
- Must See / Things to Do: Rejuvenate in the tranquil natural scenery.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week
- Entry Fee: No entry fees
5. Rameshwara Temple
Located on the banks of the Lakshmana Tirtha River, the Rameshwara Temple is a popular Hindu shrine. It is a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva near Iruppu Falls. The temple has a beautiful backdrop of the Kabini River.
You can take a speed boat ride across the river to reach the temple. You can admire the Dravidian architectural style of the temple. During Shivaratri, you can visit this place to watch the grand celebrations.
- Must See / Things to Do: Offer prayers to the lord and enjoy the waterfalls’ beauty.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 06:00 AM to 09:00 AM and 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
- Entry Fee: Free darshan
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Things to Do on your Mysore to Kabini Tour by Car
Kabini is a great destination for outdoor lovers and nature enthusiasts. It offers a plethora of interesting activities like boating, fishing, bird watching, wildlife safari, and nature walks.
What to Shop during your One Day Mysore to Kabini Sightseeing Trip by Car?
Kabini has some interesting marketplaces to shop for traditional souvenirs and gifts. On your one day trip, you can purchase handicraft items like pouches, wall hangings, coin bags, and wooden cutlery as souvenirs. Check out the organic and aromatic spices, tea, and coffee to stock up your kitchen.
You can even get homemade chocolates to gift your loved ones. The bustling streets with crowded shopping stalls are sure to enhance your holiday mood.
What to Eat during your Full Day Kabini Sightseeing Tour from Mysore by Taxi?
There are some good restaurants in Kabini where you can get lip-smacking Indian food. If you visit the jungle resorts, you can choose from a wide range of multi-cuisine delicacies at their on-site restaurants. The freshly prepared food from organic ingredients suits every taste bud.
While in Kabini, you must check out the traditional dishes like Masala Dosa, Maddur Vade, Uppittu, Bisibelabath, Ragi Mudde, and Joladda Roti. Satisfy your sweet cravings with Dharwad Peda, Mysore Pak, and Belgavi Kunda. You can even purchase these desserts as gifts for your loved ones.
Terms & Conditions
Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 day Mysore to Kabini city tour package. Ideally this full day tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places during this Kabini same day trip from Mysore, they can check the possibility of the same with the above listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.
We recommend our guests to stick to the time spent at each tourist attraction in Kabini as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
Please also note that if a particular sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it may not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with listed cab vendor before you book the tour.
Ideally, no. However guests can check if it’s possible to customize the tour with the above listed Mysore cab vendors before booking the trip. Additional charges might apply.
Kabini is a popular getaway close to Mysore. You can plan a one day Mysore to Kabini tour by a private cab. You can enjoy a comfortable journey while cherishing the splendid natural beauty. Close encounters with wildlife are sure to create beautiful memories for life. You can even discover abundant peace and rejuvenation. Book your trip now!