Bangalore to Kabini: the perfect weekend getaway

Bike Trip to Kabini
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As a person living in Bangalore, you are never short of destinations that make for amazing weekend getaways. From beaches to hill stations and everything in between, the places around Bangalore cater to every traveller’s unique preferences. The best part about all these locations is the fact that they are well connected by roads and hence are perfect for going on a road trip.

Kabini River
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One such place is Kabini. It is a very popular travel destination for those who love the wilderness and enjoy getting lost in nature. Kabini lies in the Kodagu district of Karnataka and gets its name from the River Kabini which flows through this region. The Nagarhole National Park, which is tiger reserve and a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, lies in close vicinity to the river as well.

With options for going on a safari to catch a glimpse of wild animals like leopards, tigers and elephants, or just relaxing in the lush green surroundings by the river, Kabini is the perfect place to disconnect from the hustle and chaos of Bangalore to rejuvenate and revitalize your mind. Owing to its popularity, you’ll never be short of options when it comes to finding accommodation due to the multitude of 5 star resorts, lodges and homestays in the region.

How to get there:

Kabini River at sunset
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Kabini is situated at a distance of approximately 214 kms from Bangalore and the good conditions of the roads means that it is an ideal destination for a bike trip. The best route to reach Kabini from Bangalore is as follows: Bangalore – Ramnagara – Maddur – Mandya – Srirangapatna – Mysore – Antharasanthe – Kabini. The journey typically takes around 4-5 hours to complete depending on traffic and how fast you ride. NICE road, which connects Bangalore to the Bangalore-Mysore highway is a dream to ride on, and the final leg of the ride from Mysore to Kabini is astonishing as it offers you a peek into the stunning greenery that awaits you at Kabini.

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You should try to leave Bangalore around 5-6 am to ensure a fast journey as the highway tends to get congested later in the day. There are plenty of reputable restaurants and cafes like Kamath and Cafe Coffee Day where you can get some breakfast or relax and stretch your legs for a while. You will also find petrol pumps and ATMs at regular intervals along the journey.

Sunset at Kabini River
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To summarise, Bangalore to Kabini is one of the most beautiful and relaxing weekend getaways. Travel here by bike, and the journey itself becomes almost as nice as the destination. If you don’t have a bike of your own or the right bike needed for this trip, then you can rent the bike of your choice at extremely affordable rates. Check out Wheelstreet for the most affordable and convenient bike rentals in Bangalore.


This article is brought to you by Wheelstreet – India’s first bike rental platform.

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