Having been twice to Orange County, Coorg and having enjoyed their hospitality, my expectations of Orange County, Kabini, now renamed as Evolve Back, was very high. And they did not let me down.
Since I had booked a 5-day package, I was entitled for free transportation from and to Bangalore airport. We were picked up promptly in the airport by the driver. The car was very clean and contained water and snacks. The only downside was the absolutely terrible condition of the access road about 2 kilometres from the resort, but once inside, it was a totally different world.
The resort is located on the banks of the huge Kabini river. Don't miss the sunset which is a treat for the eyes. The vehicle safari and boat safari are highlight of the trip and not to be missed. But unless you are visiting in summer, chances of spotting a tiger are very remote. We were very lucky to spot a leopard though.
Food was very good but almost every item had a tinge of Kerala in it. For example, even sambar and vada were not made in the authentic way. I suggest they induct an additional chef to help them out. The chief chef, however, was very helpful and was having an open mind to make customized dishes.
Overall, the visit was extremely satisfying and the resort has kept up its high standards.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Evolve Back's(the new name of Orange County)'Spirit of the Land' philosophy finds its most intimate expression at the Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge, Kabini or Evolve Back, Kabini ( the new name of Orange County, Kabini ). While you are cradled in the lap of luxury, the resort gives you a wildlife experience like no other, and enjoins you to be part of the vibrant social tapestry of the local Kadu Kuruba tribe. Steeped in local culture, and inspired in design by the Hadis (tribal villages), this picturesque resort is bordered on two sides by Kabini River. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Orange County, Kabini Hotel Nagarhole
- Orange County Kabini Mysore