What to Expect
- Serene calmness – the kind which you can only get at a waterfront.
- Good food – though its a set menu the cook was open to requests for the next days menu.
- Exclusivity – there are only seven Tents and two Machans. We stayed in a Machan
- Lots of spare time
- Friendly staff
What not to expect
- Technology, Internet, Televisions – there are no signs of the same, for a good reason though!
- Close encounters with animals – The forest boundaries are well barricaded with solar fencing, keeps away elephants. The safaris (twice a day) are conducted by the forest authorities and cost an additional 1350/- Re per person. Tiger/Leapord sightings are rare when the Kabini backwater levels are high, so plan your visit accordingly.
- The last 12 kms are bad (tar roads are being laid as I write now), so set aside minimum of 45 mins for the same, and plan your journey in a vehicle with a reasonable ground clearance to avoid cringing moments. I used a Maruthi Suzuki Swift and it sailed.