Your rental car will be delivered to you at the hotel. Drive from the hotel in Bengaluru to the hotel in Mysore, exploring various attractions en route on NH275.
The route to Kabini takes you through Mysore which, after Madras, is one of the most historically important cities in South India.
One route to take is the NH275, passing through Ramanagara, Mandya and Srirangapatna. The road is a fast, flowing, four-lane highway throughout which helps cover distances quickly. Ramanagara is where the legendary Sholay was shot; Gabbar's hilly hideout is located in Ramdevara Betta Hills, a 3.5 km detour from the highway, just after the Ramanagara RTO office. The spot is also popular for adventure sports like rappelling and rock-climbing. You could stop next at the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and the beautiful Daria Daulat Palace in the historic town of Srirangapatna. Next, head to the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, home to as many as 170 species of birds - painted storks, woolly-necked storks and stork-billed Kingfishers to name a few. Animals commonly spotted here include the flying fox, and the mugger crocodile. The Krishna Raja Sagara Dam is another picturesque spot you shouldn't miss. You can explore the nearby regions, most notably the Brindavan Gardens, which even offer boat rides into the Kaveri river, over which the dam is built.
Another way to reach Mysore from Bengaluru is the NH948. On this route, you could turn left at Halaguru to reach Bheemeshwari, popular for fishing, coracle rides, rafting and trekking trails. Also close by is Shivanasamudra, famous for the picturesque Gaganachukki Waterfalls on the Kaveri River; it's a 30 km detour from Malavalli.
Next on the way is the historical Somnathapura, where you should stop at the Chennakesava Temple. The complex was built in 1268 and features intricately carved statues and engravings depicting stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
On arrival, check-in to your hotel in Mysore.