for all SEASONS

A rhapsody of colours. The fickle breeze. The playful sun. The ever-changing waters… The perfect accompaniment to the drama of life that unfolds along the river and across the forest. Here, Nature proudly displays her every whim. Painting the year with seasons warm, wet and cold. At Waterwoods you can see, smell, touch, hear and feel the rhythms of a land yet untainted.

The Western Ghats, the rivers and the forests have blessed Kabini and its surroundings with beautiful weather round the year. The temperature climbs up in summer, but is cooled by breezes that sweep across the waters and tree cover. The waterlines recede bringing all life out for a drink and some frolic. This is the best time for wildlife viewing; and star gazing by the river.

The rains veil this country in a fanciful mystique. Myriad shades of green glimmer in the elusive sunlight. Dark clouds hang low and lightning tears up the horizon in brilliant displays. Creatures of the forest hide away in the thick undergrowth, watching you search in vain for them. The monsoon retreats leaving a chill in the air. From October to March dawns and dusks are shrouded in mist leaving the sun to filter through in sharp rays.


At Waterwoods all three seasons are celebrated with great fun as the river puts on a show of intrigue…sometimes swollen gold, then a placid blue followed by refreshing green.


They say the best time to visit Kabini is from September to May; but if you love the rains, there’s no place like Waterwoods to soak in the monsoon.
Min Temperature: 21° C (Summers), 8° C (Winters)
Max Temperature: 36° C (Summers), 25° C (Winters)

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Dear Valued Customer & our Esteemed Guests,

The Waterwoods Team is aware on the current Corona virus situation and we support our Indian Government’s initiatives on controlling the spread of the virus. We consider every guest as an extension of the Waterwoods family and their safety and health of their loved ones is of utmost importance to us. We are taking all precautionary measures to keep all our facilities hygienic and are being sanitized daily.

For the month of March 2020, we request all guests showing symptoms of fever, dry cough, body aches related to Covid-19 to kindly consider not to visit Kabini for your vacation / defer your travel plans as a precautionary measure. The management will take up requests on case to case basis and in accordance to our cancellation policies.

Furthermore, as per the guidelines laid out by the Indian Government on Foreign Nationals visiting Karnataka, the Health Ministry has indicated a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travellers, arriving from or having visited China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, Spain and Germany after February 15. Waterwoods Lodge Kabini will abide by the order of requesting for travel itinerary of any foreign national tourist / domestic international tourist so as to be furnished and presented to the necessary authorities or facilitate medical spot checks from competent authorities.

As per the Government’s directive, the wildlife safaris are suspended till 31st March as both Nagarhole and Bandipur Tiger Reserves are closed down. Entry into the safari zones will not be permitted except on the National Highways during day hours.

Sanitizers would be provided in all common facilities at Waterwoods Lodge and 2 basic masks per couple would be provided on a complimentary basis per room.

Waterwoods Kabini is a fifteen bedroom boutique wildlife & adventure lodge and we offer other exciting seasonal activities such as kayaking, bird watching, sunrise & sunset boat rides, visits to nearby elephant camp & ancient temples. One can end the day with bonfire by the riverside with your loved ones. Our closest neighbors are a distance away and privacy is a luxury to be experienced sensibly.

We invite our esteemed guests to come and enjoy the clean air of the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve by the banks of the Kapila river’s Kabini backwaters.