Dubare Elephant Camp in Coorg is a place where you can interact with an elephant upclose.
It was once a training site for the famous Dasara procession in Mysore. The elephants are in natural habitat and there are trained mahouts and naturalists on hand to offer insight into the world of elephants and answer any questions you may have.
But elephants aren’t the only attraction at the Dubare Elephant Camp. You’ll be surrounded by beautiful greenery, home to peacocks, partridges, kingfishers, and woodpeckers. And if you’re lucky, you may even spot some tigers, wild dogs, and bears.
Of course, the most popular activity at the camp is elephant riding. And for those who want to get up close and personal with the gentle giants, you can feed them produce like ragi, jaggery, and bananas, watch them bathe in the river, and even see oil being applied to their body and tusks for protection and care . It’s like a spa day for elephants!
But the fun doesn’t stop there. You can also take a Jungle Safari and explore the beautiful forest area around the camp. And for those who love a bit of adventure, there are activities like trekking and camping regularly hosted by highly trained professionals.
The Dubare Elephant Camp is open year-round, but the best time to visit is from September to March. And if you’re worried about the price, don’t be! For just INR 800 for Indians and INR 1437 for foreigners, you can have an unforgettable experience living in coexistence with the gentle giants of the elephant kingdom.