The Serai Kabini is located on the north banks of the Kabini reservoir on the edges of Nagarhole National Park.  Mysore to Serai Kabini distance is about 80km,  oriented southwest of Mysore city.

Take the SH33 from Mysore to Mananthavady. At Karapura village on the fringes of Nagarhole forest,take a diversion to Serai.

Mysore to Serai Kabini route (distance 80km) : Mysore —>48km–>Handpost Jn (straight) –>3km–>Kabini Dam diversion (turn right)–>12km –>Rajiv Gandhi National Park Gate (Closed) (turn left) –>10km–>Karapura Village square (turn left)  –>2km–>Cross Roads (turn left & then right) –>1km–>The Serai Kabini

From Mysore city get to the SH33 (also called the HD Kote Road or Mananthavadi Road). You can take the JLB road from the city center, or the Outer Ring Road that goes around the city to get to the Mananthavadi Road.

About 48km of drive from city will bring you to a busy village square called Handpost.  Cross the junction straight, you are on the way to Mananthavady.

About 3km further you'll see a left diversion for Kabini Dam. Take the right (highway) and keep driving till you hit a closed forest checkpost gate across the highway, the entrance to the Rajiv Gandhi National Park.

Traffic through the park is restricted, hence the gate is kept closed . You'll have to leave the highway and turn left, located just before the park gate.

Now onward the road is narrow and bumpy till you reach the Serai. Once you are on this diverted road, you will cross through a couple of villages and hamlets.

About 9km from the park gate diversion, you'll reach a village called Karapura. Turn left. In 2km you'll hit a cross roads.

The straight road heads to the legendary Kabini River Lodge by JLR. Turn right for Waterwoods Lodge.

Serai is 1 km from this junction. From the junction turn left and shortly again right, you are at Serai on the banks of Kabini.

A note to estimate driving time. You're likely to reach the national park gate from Mysore in about 1hour time (60km). And the last 20km (diversion route) would take about 30 to 45min of drive on narrow road through villages.

You may also see the details on other Kabini Resorts.

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Mysore Road Map

Road map for Mysore. All the road are not shown. Map not to scale.

Road map for Places around Mysore. Mysore to Bandipur (Bandipur National Park):75km Mysore to Belur: 160km Mysore to Brindavan Gardens (KRS) :20km Mysore to Chamarajanagara: 60km Mysore to Channarayapatna : 84km Mysore to Gommatagiri:24km Mysore to Halebid:150km Mysore to Hunsur: 48km Mysore to Kabini:60km Mysore to Kokkare Bellur:70km Mysore to Kushalnagara:90km Mysore to Mandya: 42km Mysore to Nagarhole (Nagarhole National Park):90km Mysore to Nanjangud :23km Mysore to Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary :18km Mysore to Shivanasamudram :80km Mysore to Shravanabelagola : 83km : Mysore to Somnathpur:35km Mysore to Srirangapatna: 18km

Train | Bus | Tips for Mysore Travel !

KSRTC Booking

KSRTC ( Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation), the state owned bus operator operates numerous bus services to and via Mysore.For short distance travels you would not require an advance booking as tickets can be bought directly from the bus.


Hampi Express

Hampi Express connects Hubli with Mysore.The train is so named thanks to its route via Hospet, the nearest railway station for Hampi.


Mysore Airport

Goa to Mysore Flights

There are no direct flights between Goa and Mysore.From Goa (GOI) fly to Bangalore (BLR) there are a few daily direct flights from Goa to Bangalore.


Mysore to Ooty by Bus

There are about 20 daily services to Ooty by both Tamilnadu and Karnataka state transport corporations.Both of them operate from the Mysore KSRTC bus stand located in the city center.

Location and route map for Resorts in Kabini

Kabini Resorts

Kabini reservoir on the fringes of the Nagarhole National Park is popular for its many wildlife resorts.The most authentic among them is of course the Kabini River Lodge operated by Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd.


Howrah Mysore Express

Route and Stops for the Howrah Mysore Express Train ( Number 22817/22818) .This weekly train travels almost along the east coast of  India and ends at Mysore via Bangalore.

Mumbai to Mysore

There are three options to travel from Mumbai to Mysore : by train, bus and flight.Of course, people do drive all the way to Mysore by car, making it the third option.