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Dubare Elephant Camp
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.
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.
The Elephants used for the famous Mysore Dasara procession (also known as Jumboo Savari) held on the streets of Mysore city are trained at Dubare Elephant Camp.
The tourists and lovers of wildlife spend hours in the Dubare Elephant Camp observing the habits of elephants and participating in the daily activities of these animals, such as feeding and bathing.
The moist deciduous forests of Dubare are home to many wild animals and a variety of birds.
The Dubare Elephant Camp is open throughout the year. The best time to visit the camp is between September and March.
This Camp has 10 comfortable cottages with attached bath. As this is a new camp there is no electricity here. However, electricity is provided through electric generator in the mornings and evenings.
Distance from Dubare Elephant Camp
Mangalore: 140 km
Madikeri: 20 km
Mysore: 120 km
Bangalore: 260 km
How to get there
Nearest Airport: Mangalore
Nearest Railhead: Mysore, Mangalore
Road: Dubare Elephant Camp is well connected by roads. It is easily accessible from Bangalore and Mysore.
Route map to Dubare Elephant Camp from Bangalore
The route from Bangalore is via Ramanagar, Mandya, Mysore, Kushalnagar, Gudde Hosur (4 km from Kushalnagar on BM Road), then a left turn towards Siddapura. Travel about 15 km and take left at JLR Dubare Camp board. Drive about a kilometer to reach the bank of Kaveri river. Cross the river by boat and you will reach Dubare Elephant Camp.
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