Kabani River, an east-flowing river, is a significant tributary of the Cauvery River
. Its length extends up to 210 km. It originates from Wayanad District
and passes through the north-east into the Bay of Bengal
Panamaram, Mananthavady, Babali, Noolpuzha and Nugu are the major tributaries of this river. Kabani and its tributaries play a key role in the enhancement of the landscapes of Wayanad District.
Panamaram rivulet rises from Pookode Lake, a perennial lake, and it joins with the Mananthavady rivulet, which has its origin on the Thondarmudi peak. The confluence of these rivers is Kabani River and it after entering the state of Karnataka merges with the Cauvery River.
Kuruvadweep, an ideal picnic spot, is on the eastern banks of the Kabani River.
This river is also a perfect base for rafting.