We had been to Kabini for a one day hang out from Mysore. The road was top-notch - single lane but broad, clean, low traffic and scenic. The dam is a very beautiful structure about 2 kms long. Unfortunately the guards did not allow us to take the car inside so we parked it outside and walked a kilometer to enjoy its beauty. I really don't know why such a beautiful place is maintained so pathetically. It has almost all qualities to become a great traveler's spot but sadly orphaned out.
A little further to the dam there is a spot where there is bridge over the Kabini river. You will see the locals washing their clothes there. We found it to be a nice spot to wet our feet and play in the water for a while.
There are absolutely no restaurants in the vicinity, no secure place to park your cars for a long time and hardly any sign boards to guide you. So the next time you are planning to visit Kabini be prepared, do your homework, take food and water along and exit the place before 3 in the afternoon.
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