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"The Land of Elephants"

Dubare Tourism

Dubare is an untamed beauty, popular for its elephant training camp where visitors can watch, learn about and get involved in a number of activities with the elephants creating a unique, enjoyable and memorable experience. It has a hilly terrain with backwaters which are also the host of a number of activities such as trekking, fishing and rafting. Two most popular attractions are the Dubare Elephant Camp and Nisargadama. A natural island nestled by the Cauvery river, amidst forest and wildlife and a number of adventure activities, Dubare is an experience you shouldn't miss.

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1. Dubare Elephant Camp

Dubare Elephant Camp
This training camp carries out training of wild elephants by the forest department along with the help of the local tribal communities. Elephant rides can be enjoyed by the visitors along with opportu (Read More)nities to scrub and feed the elephants.

2. Nisargadhama

Nisargadhama
Nisargadhama is a breathtaking and beautiful island that is located 2 km from Kushalnagar and around 30 km from Madikeri. This fantastic island is formed by the river Kaveri and spreads over 64 acres. (Read More) The picturesque picnic spot is adorned with lush foliage of thick bamboo groves, teak trees and sandalwood, with lovely riverside cottages. Elephant rides and boating are some of the other popular attractions here. Nisargadhama also has a forest department run guest house and treetop bamboo cottages.

3. Adventure Activities

Adventure Activities
The flowing river Kaveri provides the opportunity for fishing and rafting whereas the adventurous streak in each tourist can be discovered trekking across the untamed forests and hills. The flowing ri (Read More)ver Kaveri provides the opportunity for fishing and rafting whereas the adventurous streak in each tourist can be discovered trekking along the untamed forests and hills.

4. Veerabhoomi

Veerabhoomi
A tourist village with Karnataka's Heritage Theme Holiday Resort, Veerabhoomi gives a glance into the traditions and culture of Karnataka. Set within the lush green fields and hills, the resort is set (Read More) up like a battlefield interspersed with cottages like tents and waiters in soldier costumes.

5. Harangi Dam

Harangi Dam
The Harangi Dam is set against a scenic and quiet setting over a small rivulet called Harangi river of the important Kaveri river. The Harangi river originates in the Pushpagiri hills of the Western G (Read More)hats and being the only reservoir in the region of Coorg, and it holds great tranquil and picturesque value. The engineering construction stands tall at 47 meters in height and 846 meters (2775 feet) in length. The Dubare forest area covers the place with its verdant trees and grasslands. It is located near the settlement of Kushal Nagar, famous for its Tibetan ethnicity.

6. Shopping in Dubare

Shopping in Dubare
One might not find too many options for shopping here, though one can head to the neighboring Coorg for a more promising shopping experience and maybe even local coffee beans and berries.

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Why Dubare is a Nature Lovers Retreat

Located on the banks of the river Kaveri, Dubare is well known for its elephant camps which trained elephants for the royal Mysore Dussehra. Nestled in the thick, moist deciduous forests of Karnataka, Dubare offers a myriad of treats to nature lovers. Popular for the varied population of birds in the area, Dubare is a major attraction for bird watchers. The mysterious and serene ambience also makes it an ideal spot for trekking, fishing and river rafting.

Suggested Itinerary for Dubare

Day 1: Start your trip with an elephant ride in the forests of Dubare. You can indulge in various activities offered in the Dubare Elephant Camps. Enjoy bird watching in the region.

Day 2:  Rejuvenate yourself at Nisargadhama.

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How to Reach Dubare

How to Reach Overview

Currently, Dubare is only accessible by road. You can either rent a vehicle, hire a taxi or take a bus to Dubare. The local buses ply to various nearby cities from Dubare. The nearest railway station is at Mysore (99 km) which is accessible by taxi to and fro. The closest airport is also at Mysore. 

How to reach Dubare by flight

The nearest airports to Dubare are Mysore (116 km) and at Bangalore (271 km). You can hire a taxi to and from these airports to reach Dubare. These airports receive regular flights from various carriers from major cities in the country. Cars and buses are available from these airports to Dubare.

How to reach Dubare by train

Dubare is connected to the main cities in India via the Mysore railway station which is 101 km away (2 hours by car). There are several express and superfast trains to Mysore from the other main cities in India. The remaining journey can be completed by bus or taxi.

How to reach Dubare by waterways

Dubare is well connected to various cities of the southern part of the country by road. Regular bus services, regulated by state and local transport associations are available to reach Dubare via various routes.

Local transport in Dubare

Safaris and elephant rides can be enjoyed by visitors on reaching the Dubare Elephant Camp. The major modes of transport are jeeps within the area. Cabs can also be booked.

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What is famous about Dubare?

Extremely picturesque and refreshing. A perfect weekend getaway. The Elephant Camps make it a unique destination.

What is not so good about Dubare?

Poor roads in few areas. The local transportation is not very well developed.

Who should visit Dubare?

Located in the moist deciduous region of Karnataka, Dubare is popular among nature lovers and adventure lovers. It is a perfect weekend getaway for the people living in and around Karnataka. 

What is the best time to visit Dubare?

Located in the southern India, Dubare faces a tropical temperature. Summers in Dubare are very hot and humid while monsoons and winters are pleasant. Thus, monsoons and winters are good seasons to visit the city.
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What is the local food in Dubare?

There are limited options for food here and the most convenient choice for food and variety of cuisines are the resorts, hotels and lodges. These will serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food as well as authentic and delicious South-Indian dishes. One might find here local delicacies like Dosa, Bisi Bele Bath, Akki Roti, Jolada Roti, Idli, Vada, Sambhar, Kesari Bath, Ragi Mudde, Uppittu, Vangi Bath and traditional and local sweets like Mysore pak, Chiroti etc .
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What is the best way to reach Dubare?

Currently, Dubare is only accessible by road. You can either rent a vehicle, hire a taxi or take a bus to Dubare. The local buses ply to various nearby cities from Dubare. The nearest railway station is at Mysore (99 km) which is accessible by taxi to and fro. The closest airport is also at Mysore. 
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What are the things to do in Dubare?

The top things to do in Dubare are Dubare Elephant Camp, Nisargadhama, Activities, Veerabhoomi, Harangi Dam, Shopping in Dubare. You can see all the places to visit in Dubare here

What are the places near Dubare?

The top places near to Dubare are Coorg which is 19 km from Dubare, Wayanad which is located 76 km from Dubare, Madikeri which is located 19 km from Dubare, Ooty which is located 136 km from Dubare, Nagarhole which is located 43 km from Dubare

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