Evolve Back’s Spirit of the land philosophy finds its most intimate expression at Kabini, where you are drawn into the vibrant social tapestry of the local Kadu Kuruba tribe. While you discover a vernacular dimension to luxury that’s truly liberating, the resort gives you a wildlife experience like no other. Inspired in design by the Hadis or tribal villages, this picturesque resort of sweeping panoramic vistas, is bordered on two sides by the Kabini River.
The accommodations are purely inspired by the philosophy of peace, tranquillity and harmony and the result is a resort architecture that has a tribal Kadu kuruba leitmotif, where each of the guest huts bespeaks a happy marriage of traditional craft and modern luxury. From the outside, the dwellings subtly incorporate the colours and textures of the landscape in every detail; while within, the sumptuous interiors reflect a warm vernacular sensitivity. From the ethnic furniture to the tribal patterned furnishings.
The luxury villas are divided in to three different style, size and décor.
POOL RESERVE: There is luxury and then there is the Pool Reserve. This charming hut has large living and dining spaces, a lavish bedroom, an indulgent bathroom, an ozonized and temperature controlled private pool* and a unique Star Bed to enjoy the cosmic glow of a clear Kabini night sky, topped off with magical views of the river Kabini.
POOL HUT: Perhaps the most opulent ode to privacy, our Pool Huts come with a large living and dining area, a spacious bedroom, a unique bathroom with a courtyard, and…yes…your own personal swimming arena (non-heated).
SAFARI HUT: The Safari Huts offer sumptuously appointed living spaces and deliciously comfortable bedrooms, but chances are you’ll mostly be holding court in your very own personal outdoor shallow Water-jet Pool (non-heated).
The two restaurants at Kabini are dedicated to the gourmet in you. They offer cuisines that are as varied as they are imaginative and memorable. Together, they are certain to fulfil every culinary aspiration and satisfy the most demanding palate.
HONEY COMB:This fine dining restaurant, Honey Comb, named after the honey gathering Jenu (Honey) Kuruba tribe, lays out a platter of the cream of international and regional cuisine. Served in a location so bewitching, you’ll possibly be an hour early for dinner, just to sit back and watch the sun setting over the Kabini river. In this situation, a case of Nature providing the appetizer for Man’s culinary creations.
THE KURUBA GRILL: A speciality restaurant, the Kuruba Grill is dedicated to Kebabs and Grills and serves up platters of their best specimens in a serene setting overlooking the river Kabini.
BY THE KABINI: Give in to the serenity of the Kabini at night as it softly plays its melodies around you. Let it define your mood for the evening as you enjoy each other’s presence in a warm and intimate dining experience by the waters of this soulful river.
CANDLE LIGHT CRUISE: A one of a kind boat-dining experience designed to literally set your love and longings afloat. Relish each other’s company under the gentle, warm, glow of candle lights while silently floating on the waters of the Kabini. Savor exquisite food and wine from a choice menu prepared onboard just for the two of you.
Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge, Kabini comes with all the facilities you’d expect in a world class luxury resort … and then some more.
A scenic Reading Lounge, a traditional Ayurveda Village and the timeless Infinity Pool are designed to relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. The other facilities include a board room and a well-stocked bar.