Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge, Kabini

Kabini was once a private hunting reserve of the Maharaja of Mysuru, and today it is home to some of the most extraordinary flora and fauna of southern India.

West of the Kabini River is the wildlife sanctuary of Nagarhole National Park home to the mighty tiger, leopards, elephants, gaurs, wild dogs, monkeys, and over 270 species of exotic birds.
Overlooking the expansive Kabini River on both sides, Evolve Back Kuruba, formerly Orange County Safari Lodge, offers you unrivalled rustic luxury in one of the most extraordinary wildlife reserves in India. Scattered throughout the wild gardens, the individual thatched bungalows, most with private pools or Jacuzzi all offer small private dining decks and have been well furnished with high ceilings, spacious bathrooms and wooden floors throughout.

Complete with an infinity pool overlooking the wild Kabini River, there is also a fully functioning Ayurvedic spa on site, whether you require a simple rejuvenation massage or full therapeutic treatments, the doctors and therapists are on hand to restore your mind, body and spirit.

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Both restaurants offer pretty surroundings and provide fresh, local produce. The fine dining restaurant, Honey Comb, named after the honey gathering Jenu (Honey) Kuruba tribe, provides a truly picturesque lakeside venue, whereas the larger Kuruba Grill provides excellent barbeques again nearby the lake. For the true romantic have your very own candle lit cruise on the in-house rice boat where you will listen to the sounds of the river as your private chef creates your very own private dining experience.

Aside from your daily game drives into the park you can enjoy a coracle ride on the Kabini River, take a guided nature walk throughout the expansive grounds or even take a night trail to the water’s edge.

The Lodge is situated 90 km from Mysore Airport and 275 km from Bangalore International Airport. Trips to Kabini can also be incorporated with a visit to the Karnataka Coast.

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