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Old 22nd November 2016, 14:12   #61
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Heard about a forest department safari (not JLR) out of Kabani area. I had read about same in a thread in BHP, but unable to locate the same. Any pointers/detail will be very helpful
I believe the Forest department safaris start from the Dammanakatte Gate of the Nagarahole WLS (2 or 3 kms after Antharasanthe when going from Mysore on SH33). No personal experience, but remember reading about it in a travelogue.
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Heard about a forest department safari (not JLR) out of Kabani area. I had read about same in a thread in BHP, but unable to locate the same. Any pointers/detail will be very helpful
Once you take the right near H.D.Kote hand post you will have to travel for around 8 to 10 kms. On the left you will see Dhammanakatte forest office (Just before the check post & just before the left you take which goes to JLR & other resorts. You need to be there by 8.30 AM to book safari tickets for the same day evening safari. For the next day morning safari you can book your tickets after your evening safari.

The bookings are done on first come first serve basis. There is only 1 safari bus. So weekends will be crowded & you may get booking only for 1 out of the 2 trips that they do in the evenings. Hope this helps & happy sightings if you are visiting
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No personal experience, but remember reading about it in a travelogue.
I think you guys are referring to this TL by nkrishnap
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Heard about a forest department safari (not JLR) out of Kabani area. I had read about same in a thread in BHP, but unable to locate the same. Any pointers/detail will be very helpful
As far as I am aware of it is not closed yet, but the forest department is deliberating the idea though.

A lot of resorts who use the department safari will protest for sure.
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When are you planning the trip? Since I heard about an option to take JLR safari though you are not staying in JLR.
While staying at JLR have seen few nearby resorts bringing their guests at JLR for safari. However, now I came to know about homestays from Kerala also offering safaris through JLR. I am planning of trying a similar safari this weekend, if I am able to get any details of the same will share here.

Also, with Mallavalli - Bannur - Mysore ring road in good condition apart from few KM's around Bannur, it is a good option to take Kanakpura - Mallavalli- Mysore ring road - Cross Mysore - Gundlupet road / NH 212 junction and join Mananthavady road.
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Once you take the right near H.D.Kote hand post you will have to travel for around 8 to 10 kms. On the left you will see Dhammanakatte forest office (Just before the check post & just before the left you take which goes to JLR & other resorts. You need to be there by 8.30 AM to book safari tickets for the same day evening safari. For the next day morning safari you can book your tickets after your evening safari.

The bookings are done on first come first serve basis. There is only 1 safari bus. So weekends will be crowded & you may get booking only for 1 out of the 2 trips that they do in the evenings. Hope this helps & happy sightings if you are visiting
Thanks, that helps a lot.

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I think you guys are referring to this TL by nkrishnap
Link (Wildlife at Nagarhole & Kabini)
Yes NPV, I could not find that link while searching

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As far as I am aware of it is not closed yet, but the forest department is deliberating the idea though.

A lot of resorts who use the department safari will protest for sure.
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I believe the Forest department safaris start from the Dammanakatte Gate of the Nagarahole WLS (2 or 3 kms after Antharasanthe when going from Mysore on SH33). No personal experience, but remember reading about it in a travelogue.
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When are you planning the trip? Since I heard about an option to take JLR safari though you are not staying in JLR.
While staying at JLR have seen few nearby resorts bringing their guests at JLR for safari. However, now I came to know about homestays from Kerala also offering safaris through JLR. I am planning of trying a similar safari this weekend, if I am able to get any details of the same will share here.

Also, with Mallavalli - Bannur - Mysore ring road in good condition apart from few KM's around Bannur, it is a good option to take Kanakpura - Mallavalli- Mysore ring road - Cross Mysore - Gundlupet road / NH 212 junction and join Mananthavady road.
This is for a large group of 35 to 40 folks (I am out of that list), they are planning to be there on Dec 9th, Friday early morning. But looks like it may not be practical to get the tickets considering it is just 1 bus available. I may go there on Dec11th Sunday.

I have used the JLR safari while staying in Jungle Retreat Wayanad, this safari was starting from the Nagerhole safari point. Please let me know if you need any further details
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This is for a large group of 35 to 40 folks (I am out of that list), they are planning to be there on Dec 9th, Friday early morning. But looks like it may not be practical to get the tickets considering it is just 1 bus available. I may go there on Dec11th Sunday.

I have used the JLR safari while staying in Jungle Retreat Wayanad, this safari was starting from the Nagerhole safari point. Please let me know if you need any further details
40 folks meaning 20 folks should stand in queue. Moreover the bus is a 26 seater and one trip wont suffice. Standing in the queue is impractical. I would suggest write to the Forest office in Mysore and see if you can do a bulk booking. Kabini side, JLR does not provide safari for the outsiders yet.

Nagarahole you get the safari from JLR.

PS: Kabini is way too over crowded compared to Nagarahole. Why dont you do multiple safaris in Nagarahole. There are enough buses out there in case JLR is not able to provide you 40 seats.
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40 folks meaning 20 folks should stand in queue. Moreover the bus is a 26 seater and one trip wont suffice. Standing in the queue is impractical. I would suggest write to the Forest office in Mysore and see if you can do a bulk booking. Kabini side, JLR does not provide safari for the outsiders yet.

Nagarahole you get the safari from JLR.

PS: Kabini is way too over crowded compared to Nagarahole. Why dont you do multiple safaris in Nagarahole. There are enough buses out there in case JLR is not able to provide you 40 seats.
Let me see if the Forest office can help in getting some arrangement done. Fallback option will be Nagerhole or Tholpetty, these folks will be staying in a resort near Kuruva island
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Let me see if the Forest office can help in getting some arrangement done. Fallback option will be Nagerhole or Tholpetty, these folks will be staying in a resort near Kuruva island
Nagarahole way better than Tholpetty. I would suggest dont waste time and money for Tholpetty.
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Nagarahole way better than Tholpetty. I would suggest dont waste time and money for Tholpetty.
Agreed on that completely and that is the primary option.
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