Dubare Elephant Camp

Weather :

Timings : 8:30 AM - 11 AM,
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Time Required : 3 - 4 hrs

Entry Fee : Indians: INR 690 - INR 1330,
Foreigners: INR 1467 - INR 2270

Dubare Elephant Camp, Coorg Overview

Once a training site for elephants of the famous Dasara procession in Mysore, the Dubare Elephant camp offers a unique adventure to visitors by allowing them the experience of living in coexistence with the trained elephants on-site. Once an important camp of the Karnataka Forest Department, the Dubare Elephant Camp, now run by private players, is an ideal destination to learn about the various aspects of the history, ecology, and biology of elephants, as well as see a large number of Asiatic elephants stroll through peacefully as they enjoy their natural habitat. Naturalists and mahouts trained in the art of handling these majestic creatures are ever-present throughout the camp, offering various insights to passers-by regarding these gentle giants.

Apart from the wonders of observing and interacting with the massive elephants, visitors to the site are also privy to the incredible biodiversity of Coorg and have the opportunity of viewing birds such as peacocks, partridges, kingfishers, and woodpeckers. The surrounding greenery is also home to the spotted deer, tigers, wild dogs, and bears, making this location an ideal destination for ecotourists.

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Ticket prices at Dubare Elephant Camp

Entry Fee (Boat to Main Camp): INR 20,

Day Visit (inclusive of camp activities, lunch, tea/coffee):
Indians: INR 1310,
Foreigners: INR 2250,

Elephant Camp Activities:
Indians: INR 670,
Foreigners: INR 1447

Best Time To Visit Dubare Elephant Camp

Set in the idyllic hill station of Coorg, the site enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year. Monsoons may be a bit tricky to enjoy the camp to the fullest. However, the period after the monsoons i.e. September to March is the perfect time to plan a visit to this area.

Stay Near Dubare Elephant Camp

The Dubare Elephant Camp is run by Jungles Lodges and Resorts, who offer lovely options of staying at the camp itself. The charming town of Coorg, about 30 km away from here has many attractive lodging options which may suit the budget traveller's agenda.

Activities At Dubare Elephant Camp

Being an elephant camp, the most popular activity would be elephant riding, especially appealing to children of visiting families. One may also partake in various aspects of caring for and interacting with elephants such as feeding them produce like ragi, jaggery, and bananas, witnessing the bathing of the elephants as they enjoy the river, and watching oil being applied to their body and tusks to protect and enhance them. Apart from this, one can also engage in nature-related activities like bird watching and fishing or opt for adventure experiences like trekking, coracle rides and river rafting.

Tips For Visiting Dubare Elephant Camp

  • Dress in comfortable clothes. Avoid bright colours and stick to muted shades of green, black, grey and brown.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a lot of ground to cover.
  • As you'll be spending a lot of time outdoors, bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses. Overnight visitors should carry torches and insect repellants.
  • Avoid plastic as this is an eco-friendly area, and maintain the cleanliness of the surroundings.

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