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“A wonderful place for children and a good one for elders, too”

Dubare Elephant Camp
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We visited Dubare at around noon during mid-summer. The elephant camp is on the other side of River Cauvery. One way to reach the other side is by hiring a raft by paying Rs.100/- per head (to and fro) and another way is to go by feet (since it was mid-summer and there is not much of water flow in the river). We chose to walk (am sure this would not be possible when the water flow is rapid) and it ended up a wonderful experience. We simply enjoyed the moderately shallow waters and the wonderful rocky bed of the river, which was not at all slippery. Wearing flip-flops is suggested since there can be some sharp rocky edges in the deep waters here and there. Although we chose to walk through waters, hiring a raft is also a good choice especially if you are travelling with children because on the one hand it is safe and the other, children will enjoy the raft (but since there is not much of water in summer, the raft would not be as good as it should be unless you are travelling here during post-June).

Having reached the elephant camp after crossing the river, we found only 2 elephants and on speaking to the staff there, we got to know that one can see 21 elephants (of different sizes & ages) if we arrive there before 10AM because all the rest of elephants go into the deep forest and would be back in the evening after 4 30. It was a disappointment on the one hand and on the other, even the 2 elephants can enliven the visitors especially if children. Children would love the elephant ride for about 10 minutes!!

Keeping the elephants, the ride & rafting aside, it is a very good place for nature lovers. The wonderful river, beautiful forest and scenic nature is simply wonderful and it is worth visiting!!

1  Thank SaiThota
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

I went there with my colleagues of age group 35 to 40 years 12 members of 4 ladies & 8 gents. The location is too beautiful. We stayed in Dubare Inn. The elephant camp is good. We can feed the the food prepared by forest dept to the elephants with our hands. We has great time in swimming in stagnant portion of the river wit support of a branch of tree extended to river. Nice camp fire arranged in the night.

Thank Gangadhara
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Its the best place to go with kids .first we have to sit in a raft cross a small lake and take a ticket for feeding or bathing animals.dont forget to take a camera for some gr8 pics

1  Thank mangala s
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

The first thing that we experienced was the lack of information. The locators were misleading. A little enquiry in the vicinity however made things clear. We had to board the rubber rafts for Rs. 100 each to cross the river. We avoided the small rapids as we had kids with us. The rafting was one crazy joyous experience. The elephant camp on the other side too was equally exciting. Children could pose with the elephants and watch them bathe. They charge a premium for allowing tourists to bathe elephants but we saw quite a few doing so without spending a penny. Staff too were quite tourist friendly. Other amenities are inferior.

Thank Rajesh-Born2Travel
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is a place where you can interact with elephants near Coorg. The activities available are

1. Elephant rides
2. Bathing elephants
3. Feeding elephants
4. So called rafting

If you have kids they will have fun here. Otherwise do not bother visiting. Also, the rafting is just name sake only. You cross a very shallow stream in a boat. You should avoid wearing shoes etc, since the bottom of the boat fills up with water.

1  Thank FamilyTravellerSG
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