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.
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.