Kabini Experiences

Lifescapes

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.

Black Tie!  
July 23rd, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Black Tie!

A Black Tie event is one where you are required to wear a Dinner Jacket. In today’s world, it is the most formal dress code that there is. Though this was not always the case, one hardly comes across a White Tie event these days. Read more

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The Snake Birds…  
July 3rd, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

The Snake Birds…

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 more

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The Narcissist…  
June 21st, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

The Narcissist…

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 more

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Kabini’s Jewels!  
June 13th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Kabini’s Jewels!

Most visitors to Kabini are interested in the safaris. And who can blame them? However, this obsession with safaris has a downside too; most of them miss the wealth of nature that surrounds them even outside the park. Read more

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The Day of the Jackal…  
June 6th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

The Day of the Jackal…

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 more

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Missing the Rain…  
May 29th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Missing the Rain…

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 more

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Dive Bombers!  
May 20th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

Dive Bombers!

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 more

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Death in the Afternoon…  
May 7th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Death in the Afternoon…

Visitors to Kabini come to spend some time in the wild, and to take in the serene atmosphere. They specially enjoy an idyllic safari, and most of them go home with a very sentimental picture of the wild. Read more

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Snakes not Snacks – 5  
April 19th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Snakes not Snacks – 5

In my last post, I introduced you to a tough guy and his wannabe imposter. This time, allow me to introduce you to another unique snake that one can bump into in Kabini. Read more

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David and Goliath…  
April 12th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

David and Goliath…

We have all heard of the biblical story of David and Goliath, in which a young David defeats and then slays the giant Goliath in battle. The story is now synonymous with overcoming great odds with courage and conviction. Read more

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