The Nagarahole National Park in Karnataka, often called Kabini after the river which runs through it is one of South India’s most beautiful national parks where open stretches by the river meld unobtrusively into thick jungles home to a wonderful variety of wildlife. It is among the most sought after wildlife getaways across South India; animals come down to the river to slake their thirst and the jungles here are home to tigers, elephants, leopards, deer and various species of monkeys. In addition to the jeep safaris, a boat ride along the course of the Kabini River is also a great way to spot wildlife and birds. Adventure enthusiasts can also choose to raft down the Kabini and then relax by the river in beautifully furnished jungle lodges that offer a slice of rustic living in the heart of the jungle.