'Spirit of the Land' philosophy finds its most intimate expression at Kabini
where the casual visitor is drawn into the very bosom of the Nilgiri biosphere.
While you are cradled in the lap of luxury, the
Resort manages to give you a wildlife experience like no other, and enjoins you
to be part of the vibrant social tapestry of the local Kadu Kuruba
tribe. Steeped in local lore and culture, and inspired in design by the
Hadis (tribal villages), this picturesque resort of sweeping panoramic
vistas is bordered on two sides by the Kabini River.
We couldn't make Kabini more beautiful, so we
thought we'd simply make it more comfortable. We began with the understanding
that the most luxurious things in the world are peace, tranquility and harmony,
and that whatever we do should only enhance these pillars of our philosophy.
The result is a resort architecture that has a
tribal 'kadu kuruba' leitmotif, where each of the guest huts bespeaks a happy
marriage of traditional craft and modern luxury. From the outside, the dwellings
subtly incorporate the colours and textures of the landscape in every detail;
while within, the sumptuous interiors reflect a vernacular sensitivity that goes
beyond mere lip service. From the ethnic furniture and luxury fittings, through
the tribal patterned furnishings and drapery, to the little touches like the
'bottle gourd' lamp shades, the sum of the parts is a harmonious whole.
Orange County, Kabini comes with all the
facilities you'd expect in a world class luxury resort ... and then some more.
A scenic Reading Lounge, a traditional Ayurvedic
Spa and the timeless Infinity Pool are designed to relax and rejuvenate your
body, mind and soul. The other facilities include a board room and a well
Reading Lounge - When you step out, we'll
help you forget the world you've come from, with a scenic Reading Lounge
where you can put up your feet, and lose yourself in any of our coffee table
books on wildlife, whilst being serenaded by birdsong and the mysterious
sounds of the forest you're reading about. The only interruption in this
blissful exercise that you'll welcome is the steaming cups of cappuccino
Sidapur, the signature house brand.
Vaidyasala - We also boast an Ayurvedic
Spa, the Vaidyasala, where India's ancient healing secrets are put
to work in ironing out the kinks in your system. Whether it be a simple
rejuvenation massage or therapeutic treatments, our Doctors and Therapists
will ensure you return in better shape.
Pools - For a relaxed course on
understanding timelessness, spend a few hours in our Infinity Pool, located
at the lake's edge. Whether you’re paying obeisance in the pool or soaking
in the atmosphere at the enchanting Pool Lounge, the azure waters and the
russet skies of a Kabini sunset spectacle often combine to transport you to
a world where time has no meaning.
Or, take the plunge into our Communal Swimming
Pool that beckons you with its clear azure waters. The pool is ideal to laze
around in with your family, as it also has special child-safe zones so you
can take a lap or two without worrying about your toddler.
Dining - The two restaurants at Kabini
are dedicated to the gourmet in you. They offer cuisines that are as varied
as they are imaginative and memorable. Together, they are certain to fulfill
every culinary aspiration and satisfy the most demanding palate.
Our fine dining restaurant, Honey
Comb, named after the honey gathering Jenu (Honey) Kuruba
tribe, lays out a platter of the cream of international and regional
cuisine. Served in a location so bewitching, you'll possibly be an hour
early for dinner, just to sit back and watch the sun setting over the Kabini
river. In this situation, a case of Nature providing the appetizer for Man's
A speciality restaurant, the Kuruba
Grill is dedicated to Kebabs and Grills and serves up platters
of their best specimens in a serene setting overlooking the River Kabini.
At Orange County, Kabini, we help you get closer
to the spirit of the land by offering a platter full of activities that let you
choose your activity level and the degree of separation from the wild. So,
whether you'd prefer being a spectator or a participant is left to you. All the
activities here have been designed around the uniqueness of the location and the
local culture, and afford you the chance to exercise both your mind and body.
For a closer understanding of this unique ecosystem, we offer boat and vehicle
safaris with our Naturalists who would be happy to share with you the secrets of
the forest and its denizens.
Guided Bird watching - 07.00 AM
– 09:00 AM
Elephant Interaction - 09:00 AM
– 11:00 AM
- 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
- 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM
- 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Tribal Village Visit
10:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Documentary on wildlife - 07:30 PM on alternate nights
- 07:30 PM on alternate nights