Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge, Kabini

Nagarhole Tiger Reserve


Cleverly inspired in design by the Kadu Kuruba Hadis, the local tribal village homestead, this picturesque wilderness resort is bordered on two sides by the Kabini reservoir. It overlooks the sweeping vista of one of India’s finest tiger and elephant reserves, Nagarhole on the opposite bank. A sundowner in the cavernous palmroofed open-air lounges or dinner in one of the two restaurants overlooking this glorious scene is a ‘must do’ as the sun goes down across the lake. Alternatively take to a lantern lit boat for a truly romantic dinner for two. With so many activities to choose from it is difficult to find the time for the infinity pool, the night walks, boat and coracle safaris, bike and bullock cart trips - besides the escorted game drives into the park itself - so you may just have to come again next year.
  • On the boat safari or coracle ride on the Kabini River, spot as many residents of the forest as you can. Get up close and personal with Kaveri, the resident elephant and lend a hand with bathing and feeding her. The nature trail with the in-house naturalist takes you along the banks of the Kabini and then through the scrub and fields along the village roads. You can also explore nature around the resort at night.
  • The resort architecture has a tribal Kadu Kuruba leitmotif and the dwellings subtly incorporate the colours and textures of the landscape in every detail. 

    Jacuzzi Huts: 12 Pool Huts: 21 Pool Reserves: 4 . Pool Reserves come with Star Beds.
  • The 2 restaurants at Kabini lay out a platter of the choicest international and regional cuisine overlooking the River Kabini. You can also request a romantic boat-dining experience, feasting while silently floating on the waters of the Kabini. Alcohol is also served at the resort.

  • Open all through the year.
  • Nearest airport - Mysore (90 km), Kozhikode (210 km), Bangalore (275 km)
    Nearest railhead - Mysore (90km), Kozhikode (180 km)
    Nearest park gate - Bandipur Forest Check Post (11 km)
  • Children of all ages are welcome. The resort also has an Activity Centre to keep children occupied.
  • From £116 From price based on lowest category room per night. Enquire direct to get full range of pricing and to book.
  • In-house lodge naturalist
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Swimming pool
  • Bikes
  • Spa
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wifi access

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Nagarhole Tiger Reserve

Looking to view some of India’s most impressive herds of elephants? Then, you’re in the right place. This park is part of a contiguous 5,500 square kilometre landscape (ideal habitat for these pachyderms) of the Nilgiri Biosphere reserve, bordering three States in the Western Ghats - Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Named after the river Nagarhole that snakes through its rich tropical forests, it is a combination of two Kannada terms, Nagara meaning cobra and hole meaning river. Together Read more>>

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