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Dubare Elephant Camp, Coorg

Dubare Elephant Camp is located at the edge of Dubare forest, on the bank of the river Kaveri, on the Kushalanagar - Siddapur road in Kodagu district.
Dubare Elephant Camp
This is mainly an elephant-capturing and training camp of the Forest Department. Nearly 150 elephants are trained in various camps. The wild elephants are tamed and trained with the help of other tamed elephants and local tribes (the Kurubas). The Elephants tamed here, attend various jobs during the day and at night they come down to the river to bathe and to be scrubbed clean by their mahouts.In Dubare Elephant Camp A trained naturalist/expert is at hand to explain the various aspects of elephant history, ecology and biology. The visitor can not only observe and learn but also participate in various activities involving these elephants.

The nearby forests of Dubare give you an opportunity to explore the vivid wildlife of these forests. Many wild animals like Asian elephants, sambhar and cheetal deer can be seen while roaming in these forests. Tourists can also enjoy elephant rides and training sessions of elephants in this park. Wildlife safari gives you a chance to see other animals too like crocodiles, peacocks and gaurs. You can also experience the wilderness of the surroundings by staying in the lodges and resorts which are provided by the park authority. All these things make this place one of the most visited attractions in Madikeri.

Tourists enjoy scrubbing the ears and backs as the elephants throw water on themselves through their trunks. After the bathing fun, it's dinner time, with visitors serving raagi balls made especially for them by the forest department. The cool and gurgling waters of the Cauvery River create a pleasant and refreshing atmosphere. River rafting and angling are the other activities available here. Entry: Rs 20 Elephant bath programme: Rs 100 Elephant ride: Rs 100 Note: You need to reach the island by crossing the water body by a motor ride, still water rafting or over a rocky path. Motor ride: Rs 20.

The best time to visit the camp is between September and March.
Timing: 9 AM to 5 PM
Distance: 26 Kms from Madikeri

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