The Kabini or Kapila, is a river found in southern India. This lively river originates in Wayanad District of Kerala state, south India. The river is nourished by the water of flowing Panamaram River and Mananthavady River. Then it runs towards east to join the Kaveri River at Tirumakudal Narasipur in Karnataka. Finally the river merges into the Bay of Bengal. While flowing by the town of H D Kote this wonderful river forms the giant Kabini Reservoir. The backwoods of this reservoir are highly enriched by the presence of a rich iety of wildlife especially during summer months when the water level comes across the brims to create the affluent green meadows. Kabini Dam is sited between the Beechanahalli and Bidarahalli village of Karnataka. The villages are at a distance of 14KM from H.D.Kote town,Mysore district. This huge dam is around 2,284 feet in height with a gross capacity of storing 19.52tmcft. Recently due to the high silt accumulation, its storage capacity is getting degraded. Kabini Reserve Forest is known to be one of the most famous wildlife destinations in Karnataka. Due to its easy accessibility from the town and the abundant greenery enclosing a giant picturesque lake the forestry has earned a good reputation across the state. The visitors can have a glimpse of herds of elephants while roaming around this fabulous tourist destination. This reserve forest is located at a distance of 80 km from Mysore and 205 km from Bangalore. It comprises the south-eastern part of Nagarole National Park. Being sited on the banks of Kabini River, this forest reserve contain steep valleys, and water bodies inside its premise and covers an area of around 55 acres of forestland. Earlier it was a private hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Mysore. Later on when the British conquers the state, it became a famous hunting destination for British Viceroys and Indian royalty. Today, it is counted to be one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka. It has earned its reputation for housing magnificent wildlife and bird life. Kabini river bank is an ideal destination for tourists to hurl their camps. From here one can plan out a trek to nearby Tadiyadamol or Kumara Parvatha. The Banasura Sagar Dam is constructed upon a tributary of the Kabini River. There are 2 fabulous jungle resorts at the bank of the Kabini River, namely- Cicada and Kabini River lodge which are luxurious indeed.