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Dubare Elephant Camp, Kodagu (Coorg)

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Dubare Elephant Camp allows you observe elephants from up close and learn how they behave in their natural habitat. Besides hitching a ride on one of these noble animals, you can also explore the surrounding forest on foot. Get you walking shoes on, pack enough food and water, and go on a trek through the moist deciduous trees. Many carnivores roam the area, including tigers, leopards, wild dogs, and crocodiles, so keep a watchful eye and take care of your party. To visit Dubare Elephant Camp and other attractions in Kodagu (Coorg), use our Kodagu (Coorg) travel itinerary planner.
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  • Around 8-10 elephants are present. You can feed as well as bathe elephants. Mornings (9-11) are the most preferred timings.  more »
  • This one is again a nice place... U ll get to seeany elephants doing several activities.. U can go near them and have some clicks.. U are allowed to give a bath to elephants.. Other than this there ar...  more »
  • You can bath, Clean, Feed and Understand Elephants in Dubare elephant camp. You do not need the boat service to visit the camp, instead there is a way next to the parking , from where you can hop a li...  more »
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  • Totally worth going. Don't miss rafting. (It will be fun filled if your guide is multi lingual) Elephants will be fed, washed every Tuesday, hence visitors won't be allowed to see them. Post rafting there is facility to change wet clothes. Rafting is around 4 to 6Km. Best season to visit is between rainy and winter. Professional rafters can visit during proper rainy season. Parking to changing rooms are paid services.
  • Dubare Elephant camp is run by Karnataka Forest Department and Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd. This camp has plenty of elephants which are trained under naturalists A trained Naturalist is at hand to explain the various aspects of Elephant history, ecology and biology. The visitor can ride elephant, observe and participate in various activities involving Elephants. The Elephants for the famous Mysore Dasara were trained at Dubare elephant camp.
  • Nice place to visit if u r trying to cover Coorg with this.. elephant ride is good.. In summer rafting will not be there and no water in the Kaveri ..so better to plan when more water is there..for all elephant lovers, Sakkarebylu near Shimoga, might be of great interest.
  • Travellers are put onna boat and brought into the camp. Nice place to watch elephants eat, bathe etc. You can ride the elephant, feed them, give them a bath for a reasonable price. The ambience is good. Good place for kids. The only thing not nice is that elephants are kept in chains.
  • Dubare elephant camp is closed on Tuesdays. You can reach here following a map and park your vehicle on the riverside. Ignore the touts who pester you for rafting and boating. There is no specific counter to get the tokens to cross the river, so just ask any of the boats that arrive for tickets to cross. A five minute boat ride later, you get down at the elephant camp. Reach here by 9 AM, as that is when the elephants are given a bath. You climb up the steep incline, buy your token for elephant bath, elephant ride etc, then walk back to the river bed. The elephants really enjoy their time in the water, especially the baby elephant who is very naughty, spraying water on everyone, trying to get too close, chasing kids. Talk to one of the mahuts and you can give a nice scrub to one of the elephants yourself. The bath lasts about half hour, then they climb back to the dining area where they are served ragi and jaggery balls. Post breakfast most of them are taken into the forest, two stay back for the elephant rides. The ride is not that exciting. If you have kids or are interested in elephants, this is a nice place to visit. From here, you can drive to Bylakuppe Tibetan temple. If you reach here by 9 AM, expect to leave by 11 AM. There are two restaurants on the other side of the river (where you park your vehicle). They are nothing to write home about. Rest rooms/Changing room is on the right hand side once you disembark from the boat when you return.