Kabini Dam

The Emerald Green Backwaters

Dam Nature River Village Eco System

The Kabini Dam is the iconic structure in the region of Kabini. The Dam is built across the Kabini River forming a gorgeous reservoir. The Kabani dam is built on the River Kabini in the district of Mysore. The dam is 696 meters in length and was built in 1974. The exact location of the dam is near village Beechanahally. The dam has a huge catchment area and caters to the needs of around 22 villages and hamlets in the region.

  • Do not enter the Dam premises without taking prior permission.
  • Do not litter the Dam premises.
  • Photography is restricted and prior consent to be taken in Kabini Dam.
  • The Kabini Dam is closed on maintenance days.

Though a jungle, Kabini is well connected by road with Mysore and Coorg. Buses ply from Kabini to Mysore and Coorg.

  • Nearest Major Railway Station: Mysore Railway Station (62 k.m)
  • Nearest Airport: Kannur International Airport (140 k.m)

  • Kabini Dam
  • Nagarhole National Park
  • Village Walks
  • Jeep Safari

What is the best time to visit Kabini Dam?

Kabini Dam is best to visit during the season from September to May.

Is public transportation available to Kabini Dam?

Yes, there are public transport buses that connect Mysore to Kabini.

Does Kabini have accommodation facilities?

Yes, there are luxurious accommodation facilities available in Kabini.

  • Languages Spoken: Kannada, English
  • Jeep Safari and Boating can be experienced at Kabini Dam premises.
  • Local Guides and Story Tellers are available on request at standard prices.

Detail Description

The famous Kabini dam is built on the River Kabini. The dam is situated in the district of Mysore. Ranging to a length of 696 meters, the Dam was built in 1974. The catchment area of the dam is 2,141.90 km2. It caters to the needs of around 22 villages and 14 hamlets and also a prominent source of drinking water to Bengaluru. Further significant amount of water is discharged to the Mettur reservoir in Tamilnadu to fulfil the state's needs.


Location Map


The visit to Kabini will never be completed without the glimpse of the landscapes near the spectacular Kabini Dam and the surrounding areas. The Dam of Kabini is built across the majestic Kabini River. The river which flows from Wayanad from the confluence of Panamaram River and Mananthavady River is called by various names, Kabani, Kabini or Kapila. The river flows eastwards towards Kaveri River and as it flows towards the Bay of Bengal, it forms the Kabini reservoir in the town of Sargur.


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