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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Kodagu (Coorg) holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Dubare Elephant Camp and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • After 6hrs of drive from Bangalore finally we have reached to see the elephants. Of course i have read the trip advisor comments before going but we just a small part of river which is hardly in depth...  more »
  • This place earlier had activities like elephant riding which has been stopped. they have seasonal river rafting. so do check timings and whether the activity is on.  more »
  • Seeing elephant upfront and feeding them is a great experience. Also the boat ride to this location is also an enjoyable one.  more »
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  • Well worth making the trip but get there early for opening time to make the most of seeing the elephants and also earning the privilege of bathing them in the river. These are captive elephants and some do have chains around their feet. This is both for safety of the visitors and other elephants. I was not interested in an elephant back ride just wanted to see these majestic creatures up close. Get there early and then you can enjoy the white water rapids or leave before the traffic gets bad as the access road is narrow and not well maintained. Take it for what it is and do not judge by western standards and things fall into perspective.
  • If you love backwaters this place is for you. Beautiful river where you could get to do boating or river rafting. 🚣 There is ticket to go by boat to other side of the river to visit the elephant camp.🐘But it is open from morning 9 to 11 and after that again in afternoon..So it's better to visit this place early morning. But you could enjoy river rafting through out the day by paying 150/- per person..and after wards you could take bath in the river ..For safety purposes life jackets are available...So go and enjoy ☺️
  • We visited the elephant camp in the evening ( 4:30 to 5:30 pm). Crossed the river in a quick speed boat ride (less than 5 minutes time). Once on the other side, every person has to buy a ticket of RS 20. However, once inside if you want to feed elephants, you must pay RS 20 to each caretaker, every time you want to feed an elephant. Hence, choose the elephant to feed wisely. Some mahoot's give a quick show by taking the elephants to the river and giving them a bath.
  • Nice place to visit on a vacation with friends or family. Really enjoyed the River crossing where we had to cross the river by foot - so many people were doing that too. The elephant camp is good too. You can see elephants being fed and bathed and also go on elephant rides. There is 1 restaurant over there which serves below average and expensive food. It is better to get your own food if possible.
  • Quite an amazing place to explore nature and wildlife. One has to take an adventurous walk across the river to reach the camp; chances are that you could slip and fall! On the other side is the elephant camp where you can feed the elephants or bathe them.. if you're lucky, you could get a ride too. This place has still water rafting for enthusiasts. Even while the waters are shallow, it takes quite some effort to raft, but it is undoubtedly a must-do.

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By far the greatest number of accommodations in the region of Kodagu lies in the town of Madikeri. Here, a good number of hotels large and small, luxury and basic, cluster around the town center and its suburbs. If planning on getting out to see the region regularly, consider staying in one of the hotels along the main regional roads. Some of the more remote areas feature luxury retreats, with a wealth of amenities including spas and swimming pools.
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