Kabini or Kapila River has its origin in Wayanad in Kerala Bordering Mysore of Karnataka. The river flows through the thick forests of the Western Ghats.

Kabini Dam is located near Beechanahalli village, about 60km southeast of Mysore City. The river further flows and joins Kaveri river near T.Narsipur.

The Kabini backwaters area is quite large spreading many hundred square kilometers. The backwaters saddles edges of the Nagarhole National Park in the west and the Bandipur National Park to its south.

If you looking for the locations of one of those wildlife lodges around Kabini's backwaters, they are quite far apart, though generally on the edges of the many branches of the Kabini's backwaters. The Orange County Kabini (OCK) is on the southern edges of the Kabini Backwaters, located almost across the Kabini River Lodge (JLR).

Though there are just a few minutes boat ride apart, by road it's almost a 45km drive around the Kabini backwaters!

From Bangalore, Kabini is about 200km in the southwest , beyond and in the direction of Mysore.

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

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Attractions Near Mysore

Here is a list of popular excursion points from Mysore.Checkout the routes options, distances from Mysore city and build your itinerary.



About 80km from Mysore, Shivanasamudra has two gorgeous waterfalls , Gaganachukki and Bharachuki.One of the first hyrdro electric power stations in this part of the world is located in Shivanasamudra.

National Museum of Mankind

This museum showcasing the traditional art is setup inside the Wellington Lodge, one of the heritage buildings of Mysore.In fact the museum is under the aegis of  southern regional center of   the  Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS).


Chamundi Hills

On the city map of Mysore, draw two lines, one vertical and one horizontal through the center of the city (the palace).The right bottom quarter of the map is the greenest part of the city.


Attractions in Mysore

Here is a list of must see top attractions in Mysore. There are over a dozen prime attractions in Mysore City. While a day's whirlwind tour is possible to see the major attractions of the city, a 2 day itinerary will do better justice to your Mysore tour, a day more the merrier.


Krishnaraja Boulevard

Krishnaraja Boulevard is a heritage a avenue in Mysore City.  Many heritage structures like the Law Courts, Sri Chamarajendra Urs Boarding School, District Board Office,Oriental Research Institute, Old University Office Building etc are located on Krishnaraja Boulevard.

Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery

Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery is housed in the Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore.