Orange County- Kabini
Introduction

Orange County Kabini is a quite fresh resort conceptualized on the most luxurious things in the world û peace, tranquility and harmony. Run by a family of planters, its luxury is in sync with its natural settings, wildlife and culture. In brief, itÆs an ethnic five-star wildlife-and-nature resort.

Why this is one of our favorite places to stay
  1. Quite new with world-class luxury yet with a healthy amount of æResponsible Tourism æ practices like no æheatedÆ pools or Jacuzzi; Only local trees and plants are planted in the resort premises; Number of guests entering the forest is limited; Usage of lights optimized to minimize disturbance to nocturnal wildlife; Currently local employment at the resort is 30 %. We intend to reach 50% in next three years. etc
  2. Witness the biggest gathering of Asian Elephants, around 500, during summer at the Kabini River
Location

The picturesque resort is located in the heart of Nilgiri Biosphere. It is flanked on two sides by the River Kabini, which in the cusp of the Nagarhole and Bandipur National Parks. It is remotely and rightly located 5 hours/245 kms from Bangalore and 90-kms from Mysore

Rooms And Suites

Within its thatch-and-mud-huts with organic feel, are modeled on that of Hadis (tribal villages) of Kuruba natives, its lodges are equivalent in luxury to those in northern India. The huts are furnished with the best of ethnic and luxury fittings from tribal patterned drapery, art, bamboo furniture to æbottle-guardÆ lampshades. Pool Huts comes with a private space of 2405 sq ft and features a large living room with inner courtyard, palatial bedroom and ensuite bathroom in addition to a sit out and private courtyard with plunge pool. All suites offer breathtaking views of the Kabini River. 29 Jacuzzi Huts, including one for the physically challenged, comes with a private space of 1233 Sq ft, climate controlled bedrooms, luxurious open-courtyard-attached baths and airy verandas; and very personal open-to-air Jacuzzi. The handcrafted king size beds, tribal-print curtains and split-bamboo ceilings are intrinsic to each hut.

Favorite Room:áJacuzzi hut for its open-to-air Jacuzzi

Facilities
  1. Dining: Honey Comb û Multi Cuisine including local delicacies, named after jenu (Honey) gathering native kurubas; , Kuruba Grill serves Kebabs and Grills
  2. Infinity Swimming Pool, located at the Kabini lake's edge
  3. Bar
  4. Water hole
  5. Vaidyasala (Ayurveda Spa - Prior appointment required)
  6. Reading Lounge with steaming cappuccino brewed from Sidapur, the signature house brand
  7. Angere û Souvenir Shop
  8. Wheel chair assistance
  9. Pram
  10. Physically challenged friendly accommodation & restaurant
  11. Separate Check in & Check out lounges
  12. Makkeere ( Activity Centre for Children)
  13. Board games
  14. Painting
  15. Drivers accommodation & cafeteria
  16. Expert naturalists
Activities
  1. Feed and Bathe the resort elephant Meenakshi
  2. Vehicle safari into the Nagarhole National Park
  3. Motor-boat safari upstream the river or Coracle boat ride, the small traditional boat, down the Kabini River
  4. Guided nature/birding walk
  5. Kuruba dance troupe performance in the firelight, as they invite the gods to join them and bless the occasion, during evening
  6. Wildlife movie at the check in lounge,
  7. ChildrenÆs activity centre with special children movie, indoor games like carom, chess, Pictionary etc, and collection of puzzles, comic books and so on
  8. Visit to the Hadis, the traditional villages of Kadu Kuruba people