Kabini was a popular shikar hotspot for British Viceroys and Indian royalty. Now it is considered to be one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka, famous for its spectacular wildlife and bird life, by the backwaters of the Kabini river, a tributary of cauvery. Kabini provides you a wonderful scenic view of greenery, full of life and natural beauty. The most extraordinary aspect of the Kabini area is the presence of a mind blowing 60 sq km of static water, bifurcating the national parks of Nagarhole and Bandipur. The most important attraction of Kabini area is a mind-boggling and single largest congregation of Asiatic elephants and rightly so the area can be called 'Pachyderm Palaces'. The other wildlife here includes barking deer, chital, sambhar, panther, sloth bear, leopard, gaur, antelope, crocodile, tiger, cobra, python and many more.

Places of interest

Lake at Kabini : River Kabini flow along side which divides Bandipur and Naharahole Park and provides water of the rich wild life of both the National Park. It is also home to several rare species of Flora and fauna including the majestic Tiger, Leopard and the wild dogs. An Excellent network of motorable roads ensures good sighting of the diverse wildlife of Nagarahole. It is an experience that will leave you breathless with the sheer power of its beauty and magnificence.

Kabini Museum : Tipu Sultan Museum
Tipu Sultan Museum, Karnataka TravelThe Tipu Sultan Museum lies within the portals of the Daria Daulat Palace, once his summer palace and later appropriated by Arthur Wellesley. Constmcted mainly in wood, the structure rests on a vast plinth. The walls and ceilings are elaborately painted. The murals on the outer walls depict scenes from Tipu's wars while the interior walls are ornately painted with abstract designs and floral motifs. An open verandah surrounds the central edifice and green blinds protect the murals from the elements.

Archeological Museum
The Adil Shahi sultans ruled the Deccan from Bijapur between 1480 and 1680. The museum consequently houses antiquities from that period. These include armoury, porcelain, coins, Miniature paintings, manuscripts and carpets. On view are stone sculpture and inscriptions in Kannada, Devanagari, Arabic and Persian.

Karnataka Government Museum and Venkatappa Art Gallery
Established in 1865, the museum houses sculpture from the Hoysala, Nolamba and Gandhara periods. Also on view are antiquities from Mohenjodaro and terracotta from Mathura. The painting section includes miniature paintings from the Rajasthani and Pahari schools. there are also traditional paintings from the Among the miscellaneous items are ivory carvings and inlay work, sandal-wood caskets and other ohjeci-and arms and armoury.

Archeological Museum, Hampi
Hampi, the capital of the Vijayanagara empire, is a highly impressive complex of monuments. On view at the museum are stone sculpture, architectural panels and lintels. Also displayed are gold coins, copper plates and illustrated palm leaf manuscripts.