Kabini! An ancient land moulded by modernity but also strangely left untouched by it. The name says it all – an anglicised version of a word that takes one back centuries into ancient India– Kapila! And like ancient India this is a land of myths, legends, history and pristine wilderness. A place where sages were born and mythical characters sought and found refuge.
In this Blog on Kabini we take you on a long and leisurely journey, much like the meandering Kabini River, through this ancient land which has been witness to mainstream and tribal synergy with a dash of colonial legacy thrown in for good measure. And as fellow travelers we invite you to share your own experiences of this journey of discovery.
The huge Kabini water expanse, on the banks of which the wonderful Orange County Resorts is built, is home to a huge range of water birds. Among those lesser known avians are the Oriental Darters. Indian Darters, Snake Birds and so on, are other common names of this wonderful species of graceful birds. Read morePosted in Birds | No Comments
In my previous post, I touched upon some of the jewels you might ordinarily miss during your stay in Kabini. Let me continue from where I left off. When you walk towards the Reading Lounge, you will notice a small rain water harvesting pond nearby. This is the favourite haunt of a true narcissist! Read morePosted in Nature | No Comments
Having been to Kabini over a few dozen times, we had managed a glimpse of the Jackal in 2009 from quite a distance, and have always wanted a better view of Jackals ever since. Our wish came true on the morning of April 29, 2014. Read morePosted in Carnivore, Mammal, Nature, Predators | No Comments
Bangalore has been extremely hot over the past week, and as I sit sweating besides my computer, I can’t help but allow my mind to wander a bit. It should come as no surprise that my mind takes me back to Kabini in the monsoon. Read morePosted in Destinations, Nature, Safari | No Comments
It was a hot evening on the boat safari last week when we spotted a mid-sized Osprey perched majestically on one of the tree stumps. As we were photographing this bird of prey, we could see its fierce eyes scanning the water for fish through the viewfinder. Read morePosted in Birds, Nature, Predators | No Comments