The Karnataka Forest Department has about 150 Elephants in various camps and Dubare has been historically an important camp. The Elephant's for the famous Mysore Dussehra were trained at Dubare elephant camp. But presently after logging operations have ceased, the Forest Department does not really know what to do with all its Elephant's. They (elephants) have been practically retired except for giving some rides to odd tourists. At the same time, the Forest Department spends quite some money to maintain them and their mahouts. With this as a background, Jungle Lodges & Resorts (JLR) has struck upon a unique idea to utilize the Elephant's at Dubare Camp to provide the tourists with "an intimate experience with Elephant''.