The dining deck

An outdoor deck is what it is, truly al fresco. A sturdy roof on four steel pillars weighted down with huge boulders at the corners. At first you think the hanging rocks are a unique design factor, until someone explains to you that the dining deck is built with minimal environmental impact and the rocks are put in place for added stability. What you eat here is home-cooked food made with vegetables and herbs from our garden, and fresh river water fish sourced from the Kabini in a sustainable manner. The food pleases your palette as much as the river view flatters your eyes. Buddha Bar and Café Del Mar tunes combine with the fresh air to transport you into new realms. Here, you will not be in a hurry to gulp down your meal. You will linger, savouring every mouthful as your eyes drink up the green-trimmed, shimmery waters.When rain and winds prevent an outdoor dining experience in Waterwoods, go indoors. Ample space awaits you under high ceilings that ensures lots of air and the outside environment comes right in.




All meals at Waterwoods are served as buffet. It’s a homely dining experience with a variety of Indian, Continental and Fusion food. Cooked with the freshest produce, about 65% of the fruits, vegetables and herbs used come from the Lodge’s own organic garden and green house.


Breakfast is usually a fresh South Indian affair along with fruits and a Continental choice from Pancakes to Omelets. Lunch and dinner are characterised by North Indian delicacies accompanied by a choice of Continental and Fusion dishes. On special request and depending on group size, we serve veritable Tandoori dishes and freshly baked Pizza from our wood-fired ovens!


For honeymoon couples and romantic thrill seekers, there is an exclusive Dine with the Stars experience by the river (depending on the season). As you listen to the waves and connect with your friends and partners, a million stars smile on you from the clear skies visible from October to March.


Bonfire dinner


The bonfire dinner is a signature event at Waterwoods when the rains have cleared. Barbeque by the waters under a star spangled sky, warmed by a bonfire, music and stories shared by the guests. It is a good time for bonding and camaraderie. Cinemas and documentaries on wildlife form the highlight of the evenings.

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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.