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Dubare Elephant Camp

Un-ending fascination that man has for Elephants!
01 Nights / 02 Days

The Karnataka Forest Department has about 150 Elephants in various camps and Dubare has been historically an important camp. The Elephants for the famous Mysore Dassehra 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 elephants! 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 Elephants at Dubare Camp to provide the tourists with 'an intimate experience with Elephants'.

Presently there is 10 luxury cottage with well-furnished accommodation with all modern facilities. Apart from the comfortable accommodation, the Gol Ghar which is a circular, open-to-sides gazebo is the guests dining area, providing an extraordinary close to nature experience

Elephant Grooming: Visitors can watch Elephants been given a scrub-bath in the River and also watch how oil is applied on their forehead, tusks and other aspects of Elephant grooming.

Elephant feeding:
Visitors can watch the food being prepared for the Elephants and how they are fed. They can even participate by feeding the Elephants themselves - for this, we can give them some sugarcane, coconuts or bananas.

The Mahouts will then demonstrate the various commands the Elephants can obey. This can be vividly portrayed by making Elephants perform some mock logging operations.

While visitors are going through all these activities, a Naturalist will explain to them about all aspects of Elephant ecology, history, conservation etc. The visitor's interaction with Elephants will be as participatory as possible. Further, a leaflet giving interesting information on the same will be given to visitors.

Elephant Ride:
Finally, visitors will be taken on a 45 min - 1 hour Elephant ride into the Dubare Reserve Forest. Before, they get on to the Elephant they can watch how the Howdahs is actually tied etc.

Coracle Ride:
Visitors have an option of going on a coracle boat ride (native boats, circular in shape made of bamboo and hide) on the River Cauvery. This facility is provided only between the months of November and May.

Monsoon River Rafting:
During the months of July, Aug and September, JLR river rafts on the River Cauvery along the stretch adjacent to the Elephant Camp. Run by John Pollard and his team, rafting on the Cauvery - a gorgeous yet wild river during the rains, is an exhilarating experience.

A delicious spread of South and North Indian dishes, buffet style is served at the Ghol Ghar. A choice of both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian is available.

Dubare Elephant Camp is located in the popular district of Coorg (Kodagu) and is easily accessible from Bangalore. The route from Bangalore is via Mysore, Kushalnagar, Gudde Hosur (4km from Kushalnagar on BM Road), then a left turn towards Siddapur. About the 15 kilometer on the Siddapur Main Road visitors would find a JLR Dubare Camp board. A left turn at the board and about kilometer drive would reach you bank of River Cauvery. Cross the river by a boat and you would be at the Dubare Elephant Camp
1 Night / 2 Days package per person per night on twin sharing basis
Check in Day 1 at 1200noon and check out day 2 at 1100am
(Check with us for week end and peak season surcharges)

01-09 2016 To 30-09-2017
Cottage   Rs. 5,208/-
Rs. 5,451/-
River View Cottage   Rs. 5,904 /-
Rs. 6,147/-
  • Single occupancy, i.e., 1 persons staying in one room - Above Tariff + 30% surcharge
  • Children 5 to 12 years sharing parents room with extra bed - 50% of adult Tariff
  • Children below 5 years sharing parents room without extra bed - Free
Stay, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Jeep Safari, Interactive experience with camp elephants, Elephant Ride & Taxes.

Transportation cost is not included in the package. However , transportation can be arranged on request, at an extra cost.
  • Tariff is Per Person Per Night on twin Sharing Basis as per the package.
  • Children below 5 years, accompanying parents are free.
  • Children between 5 to 12 years, accompanying parents charged 50% of the adult tariff
  • Check in 12:00Noon and check out 11:00 Hrs
Prior to commencement of tour and counted from a working day.
  • 30 days prior to commencement of tour, cancellation fee, 10 percent
  • 29 to 15 days prior to commencement of tour, cancellation fee, 50 percent
  • No refund for cancellation with less than 15 days
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