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!!
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