Friday, 8 February 2013

Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka Wildlife - ( 225 Kms SH 17 / SH 33 )

Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary | Wildlife Getaway | Weekend Getaway


Fact Sheet



Place
Kabini
State
Karnataka
Distance from Bangalore Airport
265 kms
Drive time
6 hours
Route 
Bangalore – Mysore – Jayapura – Hampapura H.D.Kote - Karapura  
Things to do / see
Wildlife,  Jeep Safaris, Bird watching & Elephant rides
Best Season 
All year around, September to April
Altitude 
900 mts
Nearby
85 kms - Mysore 
95 kms - Bandipur  
145 kms - Ooty   
185 kms - Coimbatore                   





The Kabini River originates from Wayanad (Kerala)  flows quietly through the  Nagarhole National Park, which encircles 55 acres of forestland, steep valleys, and water bodies. Kabini also known as Kapila it is the confluence of the Panamaram River and Mananthavady River. The backwaters of the Kabini reservoir is very rich in wildlife especially in summer when the water level recedes to form rich grassy meadows, once a private hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Mysore, Kabini was also a popular hunting grounds of the British Viceroys. Now it is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka, famous for its spectacular wildlife and bird life.








Kabini is a popular wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka’s exuberant jungles it is home to Tigers, Leopards, Gaurs, Deer and Elephants among other animals. Kabini is a ideal family wildlife getaway for a stay of 2 nights &  3 days  or longer, if you love the great outdoors.



when to go
Kabini is a year around destination you can visit any time of the year, the best season for wildlife sighting is from September to May. The forest turns a lush green between July and September



getting there:

by air
Bangalore is the nearest Airport and is 250 kms from Kabini. Mysore city is 80 kms,

by rail
Nearest railway station is Mysore, which is about 80 kms away from Kabini. Mysore is well connected with other cities in India  

by road
Kabini well connected by KSRTC buses to all neighboring cities including Bangalore. Bangalore and Mysore are also connected to Kabini by many deluxe buses.




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getting around

A early morning Jeep Safari is your best way to see some wildlife, all safaris are conducted by Jungle Lodges you are accompanied with trained Naturalist and experienced drivers who know the terrain and the biodiversity of the parks.

Morning your chances of wildlife sightings are more as the jungle wakes up and you can see a wide variety of bird life, Elephants, barking deer a chance sighting of a leopard or tiger is possible more in the summer months. The other way of getting around the park is by Elephant Safari to get a whole new perspective of the wildlife in Kabini, also you could try a dhoni (local boat) or coracles floating down the river these are circular bamboo boats lined with buffalo hide. If this seems too daring, try cruising on a motorboat which are available at Kabini.


where to stay

You have a choice of Jungle stays in Kabini. Kabini River Lodge is a heritage property which has colonial-style rooms, riverside cottages and tents with good facilities.  


popular resorts:                        
  1. Orange County Resorts, Kabini
  2. The Serai                                               
  3. The Bison                                         
  4. Red Earth - Kabini
  5. Jungle Lodges & Resorts 


what to pack:

Cool cotton clothing in earthy tones (remember you are visiting the jungle) Cameras, Binoculars, Mosquito repellent are a must on the list and your prescription medicines.



things to do:

Kabini has a sense of tranquility and solitude that envelops the forest reserve. The elephant rules here and if you are lucky, you may come across herds of elephants splashing and playing in the river or wading through the wilderness. The Tiger and leopard are much more elusive, while Sloth Bear, Gaur (Indian bison), Antelope, Sambar,  and a number of monkeys live here. Kabini also has the osprey, brown-headed fishing Eagle, Racket Tailed Drongo, Dolden Backed Woodpecker, Stork and Peafowl among almost 250 species of bird life you could visit any time of the year to watch the wildlife, spend some time at the watchtower near the river and you can view the wildlife as they come to the river.

Besides jeep safaris and elephant rides, boat rides are a good option to see wildlife along the gentle waters of Kabini most times you will sight herds of elephants on the river banks,  it could be small group of eight or at times if you are lucky you could see  200 plus elephants.



Sample itinerary - Jungle Lodges & Resorts, Kabini


DAY – 1                          Arrival at Kabini River Lodge

1200 hrs                          Check in time at Kabini River Lodge. Freshen up on
arrival and relax.

1300 hrs                          Buffet lunch is served at the restaurant 'Gol Ghar'
overlooking the serene Kabini River or if weather is bad at the Viceroy's Bungalow

1400 –1500 hrs                Relax enjoy the facilities at the Resort

1530 –1600 hrs                Tea/Coffee is served in the Verandah of the Lodges

1630 – 1900 hrs               Jeep safari takes you on a tour of Nagarahole National Park, in the private vehicles of the JLR Resorts (Jeeps or Vans) you are accompanied by experienced Drivers and Naturalists who are familiar with the terrain, wildlife and the flora & fauna .

1930 hrs                          You are back at the Lodge

2000 hrs                          At the Viceroy's Bungalow you are shown videos on wildlife.

2100 hrs                          Buffet Dinner is served  around camp-fire at 'Gol Ghar'  

                                                                   Overnight at the lodge 

DAY – 2                          Kabini River Lodge

0600 hrs                          Morning Coffee or Tea is served outside the rooms.

0630 hrs                          On a tour to the Park, you go on a boat ride ( local boats Coracle, you are provided safety jackets ) on the Kabini River accompanied by a Naturalist. You get to see a lot of aquatic Bird-life and also see crocodiles, peacocks  and if lucky you get to see other wild life on the water edge.

0930 hrs                          Back at the lodge for Breakfast at Gol Ghar the restaurant. 

1130 – 1200 hrs               Relax and later check out for your onward journey back home.


Friday, 1 February 2013

B R Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka Wildlife ( 220 kms NH 209 )

B R Hills Wildlife Sanctuary,  Wildlife Getaway,  Weekend Getaway, Karnataka Wildlife.


Fact Sheet

Place
B R Hills
State
Karnataka
Distance from Bangalore Airport
220 kms
Drive time
6 hours
Route 
Bangalore – Chamrajnagar via Kankapura  
Things to do / see
Wildlife,  Jeep Safaris, Bird watching & Elephant rides
Best Season 
All year around, September to April
Altitude 
900 mts
Nearby
95 kms - Mysore 
100 kms - Bandipur  
145 kms - Ooty   
185 kms - Coimbatore                   


For a real close brush with the jungle, get to BR Hills. BR Hills wildlife sanctuary spread across 525 sq. km with its deciduous and grass land forests and vegetation it is home to Elephants, sloth bears, wild boars, bison and good chances of spotting the elusive leopard, BR hills also home to over 250 species of birdlife you can spot Gold fronted Chloropsis, Lorikeets, Scarlet minivets, Blossom headed Parakeets, Malabar whistling thrush aptly called as the “whistling school boy”  










when to go:
BR Hills is a throughout the year destination located at an altitude of 3500 to 5000 ft it has a cool climate throughout the year, avoid the monsoon periods of June to August as the roads do get treacherous.


getting there :


by air
Bangalore Airport is 220 kms away and Coimbatore Airport is 185 kms 

by rail
Mysore Railway station 86 kms. Mysore is well connected with other cities in India  

by road
Bangalore is at 180 kms and it takes 6 hours by car. By bus KSRTC has regular buses to
B R Hills





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where to Stay

Jungle Lodges  is the best choice for stay in BR Hills you will be living in the lap of nature. You can choose from tented cottages at US $ 80 or Rs. 4500 per person, Loghut- US $ 100 or Rs 5500 per person family rooms US $ 70 or Rs. 4000 per person in the heritage hunting lodge block. (please note rates are subject to change without notice)

The rates are inclusive of Stay, All meals, Jeep safari, guided nature walk, elephant ride, forest & entry fees.

what to Pack

Cool cotton clothing in earthy tones (remember you are visiting the jungle) Camera to capture the wildlife and the amazing sights of the jungle. Binoculars, Mosquito repellent and prescription medicines are recommended.


things to do & see

The best thing about BR Hills is it has lots of well marked trails for trekking and this is a delight for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. Jeep safaris offer some great sightings both mornings and late afternoons. The Tiger and leopard are much more elusive, while Sloth Bear, Gaur (Indian bison), Antelope, Sambar,  and a number of monkeys live here.

All safaris are conducted by trained naturalist and experienced drivers who know the terrain and the biodiversity of the parks, Morning Jeep Safaris are the best time to see wildlife as your chances of wildlife sightings are more as the jungle wakes up you can see a wide variety of bird life, barking deer a chance sighting of a leopard or tiger is possible more in the summer months.


 Visit a Soliga settlement and watch one of the oldest inhabitants of the jungles  


things you need to know

·        BR Hills is a wildlife destination in Karnataka an ideal wildlife getaway for a minimum stay of 2 nights & 3 days recommended.
·        Morning jeep safaris can get cold make sure you have a jacket, shawl or warm clothing
·        not much mobile connectivity so don’t expect mobile network and internet facilities
·        carry cash as there are no ATM facilities close by  
·        watch out for the mosquitoes, carry plenty of repellent and make sure you apply it before sunset.



Friday, 18 January 2013

Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka Wildlife ( 220 kms SH 17 )

Nagarhole National Park,  Karnataka Wildlife  Wildlife Getaways l Weekend Getaways.


Nagarhole National Park  – Overview

Place
Nagarhole National Park
State
Karnataka
District
Kodagu district
Distance
220 kms from Bangalore
Drive time
6 hours
Route 
SH 17 via Srirangapatana & Hunsur
Things to do / see
Wildlife,  Jeep Safari, Bird watching & Elephant rides
Best Season 
All year around, March to May
Nearby
Mysore is 90 kms Bandipur is 130 kms, Ooty is 180 kms,  Coimbatore is 270 kms                  


Nagarhole National Park located in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, this tiger reserve is a dense tropical forest and deciduous forest area of 640 sq kms is home to the elusive and stealthy Royal Bengal Tiger, Nagarhole National Park is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve Bandipur, Madhumalai & Wayanad sanctuaries. The Kabini river lies to its south the main waterways for the park.

Home to over 60 Tigers which is one of the best in the world, also a stronghold of the Asiatic elephants about 1500 to 2000 elephants  inhabit the Nagarhole National Park and Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary which is in Kodagu, the area is home to Bende tree whose bark is a favorite for elephants. The park has an abundance of wildlife leopards, deer, dhol (wild dog), flying foxes, jackals, flying squirrels common langurs and over 250 species of bird life.



when to go:

The best time to visit Nagarahole is between February and May. Monsoon time is between June to September and  Winter months are from November to February, when minimum temperatures drop


getting there :

by air
Bangalore is the closest Airport 265 kms away from Nagarhole. Mysore city is 90 kms,

by rail
Mysore is the nearest railway station 90 kms from Nagarhole.  

by road

220 kms from Bangalore to Nagarhole and it takes 6 hours by car. Nagarhole is well connected by KSRTC buses to all neighboring cities including Bangalore.  

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where to Stay

Most of the Resorts are in Kabini to stay. Kabini River Lodge run by Jungle Lodges & Resorts is one of the star properties a heritage building now converted into a lodge. It has colonial-style rooms, riverside cottages and tents with good amenities.  


  • Kabini River Lodge
  • Kings sanctuary
  • Orange County
  • The Bison
  • Jungle Inn



what to Pack

Cool cotton clothing in earthy tones (remember you are visiting the jungle) Camera to capture the wildlife and the amazing sights of the jungle. Binoculars, Mosquito repellent and prescription medicines are recommended.


things to do

Jeep safaris are organized by the Resort you are staying with or you can hire a jeep which costs around Rs. 1000 for 3 hours from the Forest Department. You can see lots of elephants near the river. The Tiger and leopard are much more elusive, while Sloth Bear, Gaur (Indian bison), Antelope, Sambar,  and a number of monkeys live here. Nagarhole has over 250 species of birdlife commonly sighted are Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle,  Shikra, Black Kite and Brahminy Kite

The best time to see wildlife is take the early morning Jeep Safari, all safaris are conducted by trained naturalist and experienced drivers who know the terrain and the biodiversity of the parks, morning your chances of wildlife sightings are more as the jungle wakes up you can see a wide variety of bird life, Elephants, barking deer a chance sighting of a leopard or tiger is possible more in the summer months.



things you need to know

  • Entry fee Rs. 200 for Adults & Child Rs. 150 for foreigners Rs. 1000 US $ 18 video cameras are charged Rs. 1000
  • NO Traffic is allowed from 6pm to 6am everyday and the gates are closed and traffic is restricted
  • Nagarhole is a popular wildlife destination in Karnataka an ideal wildlife getaway, plan for a minimum stay of 2 nights &  3 days  or longer.
  • morning jeep safaris do get cold make sure you have a jacket, shawl or warm clothing
·         not much mobile connectivity so don’t expect mobile network and internet facilities
·         carry cash as there are no ATM facilities close by and phone lines are invariably down to so few places accept credit cards
·         watch out for the mosquitoes, carry plenty of repellent and make sure you apply it before sunset.


Saturday, 12 January 2013

Bandipur National Park, Karnataka Wildlife (225 kms SH 17 / NH 212)

Bandipur National Park, Wildlife Getaway, Weekend Getaway


Bandipur - Overview


Place
Location
11.66 – 76.62
State
Karnataka
District
Chamarajnagar
Distance
225 kms
Drive time
6 hours
Route 
SH 17 to Mysore, NH 212 Gundalpet via Nanjangud
Things to do & see
Wildlife - Elephants, Tigers, Gaur, Cheetal, Leopard, Sloth bear, Sambar and over 200+ species of bird life
Best Season 
Mar to May & Nov to Feb
Weather 
Summer - Mar to June
Monsoon - Jun to Sep  - south west 
Oct - Nov  - North -East
Temperature  Hi & Lo
Lo 10C  Hi - 32 C
Altitude 
680 mts (2,230 ft) to 1,454 mts 
(4,770 ft)




 Bandipur, Karnataka – 225 kms – 6 hours drive

Bandipur National Park is rated as one of the top 10 wildlife sanctuaries in India, if you are looking for a tiger or a elephant sighting it is one of the best places as the park is 875 sq. kms neighboring with Nagarhole National Park 645 sq. kms, Karnataka, Mudumalai National Park 320 sq. kms (Tamil Nadu) & Wayanad wild sanctuary 345 sq. kms. (Kerala)  a total of 2185 sq. kms the largest protected area in south India. Bandipur was once the private game park of the Mysore maharajahs  In 1931, a sanctuary of 90 sq. km was created in the Bandipur Reserve Forest. In 1973, the Bandipur Tiger Reserve was established under Project Tiger in India.

Take a jeep safari to see the flora and fauna Sightings Indian elephants, Indian bison (Gaur), Tigers, sloth bears, Four horned antelopes, Cheetals, greay langurs, Indian giant squirrels, spotted deer, barking deer and sloth bears are in the wildlife sanctuary. If you are lucky you could get to see the  Royal Bengal Tigers.

If  you are bird-watching enthusiast you will have some great sightings, with peacocks strutting around with their brilliant colors there are over 220 species of bird life which has been spotted here, the popular ones are Grey jungle fowl, red headed vultures, honey buzzards, Indian rollers, Brown fish owls, Crested serpent eagles, woodpecker, warbler, weaver bird, Kingfisher, Drongo, fly-catcher, horn bill and others.


geting there
Bangalore Airport is 265 kms from Bandipur, taxis are available advisable to pre book with holiday package with tour operator.

Coimbatore Airport is 135 kms from Bandipur 

by Rail
Mysore is the nearest railway station - 80 kms

by Road
From Bangalore 225 kms  via Mysore 80 km from Mysore take the NH-212 towards Gundulpet and than to Bandipur National Park.  
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where to stay:

The Serai
Bandipur Safari Lodge
Windflower Resort & Spa
Doles Den

what to pack
Your Camera (if it is digital camera carry rechargeable batteries of Sony they last long and can be recharged over 300 times )  to capture the amazing sights of the jungle & wildlife. Binoculars as you cannot get close to animals all the times, mosquito repellent, your choice of short eats and snacks and prescription medicines are recommended.


getting around
              
To get around the park you can go for a jeep safari or van safari. The Bandipur van safari operates between 6.30-9.00 AM in the mornings and 3.30 -6.00 PM in the evenings and is a 30 minute drive in a 25 seater van. Safaris is the main outdoor activity in Bandipur National Park that you can enjoy.


nearby places

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary 12 km away, also a sure place to sight more wildlife mini bus Safaris are orangised by the Forest Department. Safari timings 7.00 am – 9.00 am & 3.00 – 6.30 pm

Ooty is 48 kms one of the popular hill-stations in south India known as the  “Queen of Hill Stations” for its scenic hills picturesque tea plantations and beautiful valleys  a great Hillstation for 2 to 3 days stay there is plenty to see the Lake, the Botanical Gardens, Rose Garden, Dodabetta peak, the Ooty toy train also you have Coonoor with Sim’s park, Dolphin nose and the gardens


Mysore, 80 km is a magnificent Royal city with a rich cultural & historical heritage. Places to see here the Mysore Palace, Mysore zoo, Chamundi Hills, Jagmohan Palace & Brindvan Gardens,