Dubare Elephant Camp, Coorg

Dubare Elephant Camp

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About Dubare Elephant Camp (Sanctuary)

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Saturday: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Sunday: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Public Holidays: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Dubare Elephant Camp, which is located near Madikeri, is a famous elephant training camp. The deciduous forests of Dubare are home to several species of wild animals and birds. Asiatic Elephants, sambhar and the spotted deer are among some of the animals that can be easily spotted. Besides, Indian Bison or Gaur, crocodiles, peacocks, patridges, kingfishers and woodpeckers can also be seen.

This elephant camp caters to both overnight guests as well as day visitors. Jungle lodges and resorts have 10 cottages, golghar and bar. Wildlife safari, joyride on the elephant and coracle ride are among the major attraction of this camp.
            
Admission Fee: $15.48
 

What travellers are saying about Dubare Elephant Camp

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  • Excellent 49
  • Very Good 69
  • Good 51
  • Average 19
  • Below Average 7
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 3
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

4 Video Reviews for Dubare Elephant Camp

Senthil Kumar

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  • Senthil Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  83 helpful votes
  •  956 readers
  • Posted Apr 7, 2016
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 745

Rahul Shankar

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  • Rahul Shankar
  • 164 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  58 helpful votes
  •  404 readers
  • Posted 1 month ago
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 253

Lalit kumar Bagaria

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  • Lalit kumar Bagaria
  • 3 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  51 helpful votes
  •  9907 readers
  • Posted Aug 9, 2016
Overall Rating
4/7
  • 830

Lalit kumar Bagaria

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  • Lalit kumar Bagaria
  • 3 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  51 helpful votes
  •  9907 readers
  • Posted Aug 9, 2016
Overall Rating
3/7
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Sebastian Benedict

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  • Sebastian Benedict
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  407 readers

"Little ones have hearts, large enough to embrace you"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Please love the elephants enough to let them be. Avoid the temptation of clicking selfies when you know it hurts them (sitting on the back of baby elephants, squeezing the trunks etc.
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Venky

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  • Venky
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 40 photos
  • 16 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  4728 readers

"“Excellent Elephant camp, small adventure to reach"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 28, 2017
Excellent activity around 1hr from Madikeri for children in particular. The elephant camp is accessible across a small stream which had partially dried up due to summer so the old noisy motor boat can't take you across rather you walk across rock, ankle to knee deep slow, running water took around 30 minutes to walk across with a lot of people trying to get there. It starts at around 9:00am and lasts up to 11:00am or so and has a small restaurant outside and few stores. We reached at 10:30am with some difficulty after breakfast with winding mountain roads to get there. So missed the elephant feeding but enjoyed elephant bathing with 5-6 elephants reaching the knee deep water outside the entrance of the camp with 20-30 people jostling for space trying to bathe the elephants lazily lying in the water. The mahuts allow you to touch the elephants, take pictures with them and even get the elephants to shower water from their trunks over the people for a small fee of INR 100. The entrance fee was very low at around 10 rupees per person. It's a really must do activity with the kids, our son really enjoyed the elephant bathing and the stream crossing. The best animals related activity on Coorg in my view. Just get there early as it gets crowded and isn't well organised so then it's up to you to really make the most of it. In the evening it's possible to feed the elephants again between 4:30pm and 6:30pm too but haven't tried this.
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Abhishek

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  • Abhishek
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  197 readers

"Must visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 24, 2017
I really liked this place not just for the elephant camp but also there are other attractions like river rafting (however it depends on the water levels for a proper rafting experience) .. If the water is less we can cross the river on foot which was little adventurous .. One can see the elephants bathing in the river even without going inside the camp which has a fee of 20 rupees but real pain is big line for tickets during weekends.
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Anil meena

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  • Anil meena
  • 3 Reviews
  •  873 readers

"It's nice but NO ELEPHANT RIDE"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 17, 2017
We visited this place in January and we have to cross a river in order to reach Elephant camp, we can cross it with boat or we can just walk in river as maximum depth was 2. 5 feet.
As we visited in january so there is less water, in monsoon season water level and pressure increases.
They only allow us to take pic with elephant and elephant Bath only, they won't allow you to take ELEPHANT RIDE.
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Ankit Goyal

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  • Ankit Goyal
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 54 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1839 readers

"Great Fun. Experience Adventure."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 15, 2016
Did river rafting 1st time ever in life. Had great fun. It was so soothing and relaxing in the middle of the river with cool breeze crossing your face every now and then. They charge 150 bucks per person and you row the raft with your co-passengers. People also jump into the river and take Bath.
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Avantika Kumar

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  • Avantika Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  732 readers

"Essential Elephants Episode"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2016
I absolutely loved my visit to this camp. This is a fun place to be, as the river is quite shallow and you can play in the waters, do river rafting, and finally spend up close personal time with the Elephants.
Being an animal lover, I could touch the Elephants, feed them, and even play with the tiny little one. We made a few videos as well. We went in the evening, when the Elephants are being fed. The sunset here is lovely to observe with the gorgeous beings playing in the water after the meal!
Marvelous experience!
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  • 3 votes

Charmi

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  • Charmi
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  956 readers

"No elephant safari"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 5, 2016
This place is mainly for elephant bathing and feeding. There is no elephant safari nowadays. There is a small boat in which you have to go to the place where elephants are fed. The feeding and bathing time is from 9am to noon. Boating is open from morning till evening. The river water is so shallow that people specially come there for bathing.
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Mandira Prakash

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  • Mandira Prakash
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 26 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  19606 readers

"Awesome place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 7, 2016
This place is a real fun place for kids and grown ups alike. You have to pay for entry tickets, which will make you eligible to be taken across the stream, in a steamer, to the actual camp. The elephants can be bathed, fed and you can ride on them - all for a cost. It is real fun to watch the little elephants gobble up the food items from your hands. There are food items being sold on the camp for people who need something to munch on. The camp is well maintained and the elephants are friendly an the well controlled by the mahouts. While returning the ticket you bought earlier makes you eligible to be taken back to the mainland as well by steamer but some of the more adventurous ones like to cross the stream walking. Believe me, it is an experience in itself.
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  • 1 vote

Sasanka madiraju

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  • Sasanka madiraju
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  3181 readers

"Must visit place if you go to Coorg"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 4, 2016
Excellent place to go with Kids. Water in the river is not clean, but the elephants were very good and quite a few in numbers. There will be crowds here as it is great attraction.
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Krishna

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  • Krishna
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1314 readers

"Good place but time of visit was wrong"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Jun 3, 2016
Visit this place when the rives level is good for the elephants to bathe, due to global warming the river was dry when we visited, one can interact with elephants.
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