• Evolve Back Kabini private sitout
  • The infinity pool at Evolve Back Kabini
  • Romantic dining at Evolve Back Kabini
  • Evolve Back Kabini private pool
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Evolve Back Kabini

Experience the peaceful location and sumptuous accommodation at Evolve Back Kabini and enjoy jeep and boat safaris in this great wildlife habitat.


  • Traditional huts with all mod cons
  • Go on safari in Nagarhole National Park
  • Ride a coracle on the Kabini River
  • Relax by one of the pools 
  • Watch Kuruba tribal dancers by the campfire
  • Romantic dinner by the river

Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge Kabini blends tradtional, tribal architecture with modern amenities in a wonderful, scenic setting by the Kabini River with spacious and luxurious private suites. There is a range of activities including boat safaris, village visits and guided nature walks. Accommodation is in spacious mud and thatch huts, built in the traditional style of the local Kadu Kuruba tribe, embellished with creature comforts. All have a bedroom, bathroom, living room, veranda, telephone, television, minibar and air conditioning. In addition, the Jacuzzi huts have an open-air Jacuzzi while the pool huts have a private courtyard with a plunge pool. Each suite can accommodate 2 adults plus 2 children under 10 years.

The Honey Comb restaurant offers generous buffet meals featuring regional and international dishes, while the Kuruba Grill specialises in grills and kebabs. Meals can be enjoyed alfresco. Romantic candle lit dinners are popular. There is also a well-stocked bar. The Reading Lounge has comfy chairs and sofas where guests can relax over a book, sipping a cappuccino and enjoying fine views towards the jungle. The Valdyasala Spa specialises in Ayurvedic treatments, the ancient Indian system of healing medicine. When not taking part in organised activities, guests can relax by or in the lakeside infinity pool or the swimming pool.

Activities are mostly wildlife based. There are morning and evening boat safaris which travel upstream on the Kabini River, where it borders both the Nagarhole and Bandipur National Parks. These generally last for a couple of hours are in a covered boat with an outboard motor. As well as land animals, guests are likely to see the Marsh Crocodile and a variety of water birds. Jeep safaris travel to Nagarhole National Park, home to a huge variety of herbivores including deer, antelope and elephant, as well as predators such as tiger, leopard and wild dog. Guided nature walks and specialised bird walks led by well-trained naturalists are also offered. Other activities include visiting the local village, just 3kms from the resort, coracle rides on the Kabini River and interaction with Meenakshi, the resort's resident elephant.

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Evolve Back Kabini

Evolve Back Kabini private sitout

Experience the peaceful location and sumptuous accommodation at Evolve Back Kabini and enjoy jeep and boat safaris in this great wildlife habitat.

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