Nestled amidst the lush greenery of the Kabini forests, Evolve Earth Kabini, formerly known as Orange County Kabini, served as the perfect retreat for my family and me last year. We spent four unforgettable nights at this luxurious resort, where we were pampered with exceptional hospitality, scrumptious cuisine, and breathtaking surroundings. Join me as I recount our journey from Bangalore to the heart of nature at Evolve Earth Kabini.

The Drive to Kabini: Our adventure began as we set out on a road trip from Bangalore to Kabini. The drive was an absolute delight, with smooth roads and picturesque landscapes accompanying us throughout the journey. The 220 km stretch took us around 4-5 hours, allowing us to soak in the serene beauty of the countryside and experience the thrill of the open road. However, the last few kilometers proved to be a bit rough due to ongoing road work, but it didn’t dampen our spirits.

A Warm Welcome: Upon arrival at Evolve Earth Kabini, we were greeted with warm smiles and refreshing beverages. The resort’s architecture seamlessly blended traditional design with modern amenities, creating a unique ambiance that left us feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Our family—consisting of my wife, daughter, and mother-in-law—was eager to explore the property and settle into our luxurious accommodations.

Lobby and reception area
Entrance gate to the cottages – as you move from the reception area toward the resort

Elegant Accommodations: We stayed in a spacious and elegantly designed room that provided a stunning view of the Kabini River. The room featured a plush king-sized bed, a cozy seating area, and a private deck to enjoy the tranquil surroundings. The rates for such rooms vary depending on the season but generally range from INR 20,000 to INR 30,000 per night. With its attention to detail and unmatched comfort, our room felt like a home away from home.

Reception Area in the night

Culinary Delights: Evolve Earth Kabini offers a delightful dining experience with its exquisite restaurant that caters to various palates. We savored a variety of delectable dishes, including authentic regional cuisine and international favorites. The ambiance of the restaurant was warm and inviting, and the staff went above and beyond to ensure a memorable dining experience. I would rate the restaurant a solid 4.5 out of 5 for its mouthwatering food and impeccable service.

Lobby leading to the restaurant where the buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner are served
The same area at day time

Activities and Exploration: During our stay, we indulged in a plethora of activities that the resort had to offer. One of the highlights was the Kabini boat safari, which provided us with an opportunity to explore the river and its surrounding wildlife. We marveled at the diverse flora and fauna and even caught glimpses of majestic elephants and other animals.

My daughter had a great time at the library. The wooden bridge leads to the library which is right beside the Kabini reservoir

We also spent some leisurely afternoons at the resort’s library, which overlooked the mesmerizing Kabini reservoir. The peaceful atmosphere and stunning views made it the perfect spot to unwind with a good book.

The infinity pool overlooking the reservoir

To complete our rejuvenating experience, we treated ourselves to an Ayurvedic massage at the resort’s spa. The skilled therapists and serene ambiance transported us to a world of relaxation, leaving us refreshed and invigorated.

SH-104 was the room that we had been allocated.
Clear night skies – devoid of city pollution.
A replica of the tribal hut

Final Thoughts: Our stay at Evolve Earth Kabini was nothing short of magical. With its luxurious accommodations, delectable cuisine, and a plethora of activities, it was the perfect destination for a family getaway. The warmth and hospitality of the staff made our stay even more memorable, leaving us longing for our next visit to this enchanting haven.