Dubare Elephant Camp


13.9/5(246 Ratings)

Dubare Elephant Camp Overview

Ranked 2 of 42 sightseeing in Coorg

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.

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Dubare Elephant Camp

Senthil Kumar
7th Apr 16

Dubare Elephant place

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Dubare Elephant Camp

Bipin vaidya Vaidya
23rd Nov 17

Heavily crowded. Go early in the morning

Heavily crowded. Go early in the morning  Video Review

Dubare Elephant Camp

Rahul Shankar
15th Aug 17

My visit to Dubare

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Dubare Elephant Camp

13th Jan 18

Superb place

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Dubare Elephant Camp

Sonu Narayan
28th Dec 17

Very good location

Very good location  Video Review

Dubare Elephant Camp

Mallesh hc
7th Oct 17

Lots of elephants whom you can feed

Lots of elephants whom you can feed  Video Review

Dubare Elephant Camp

Lalit kumar Bagaria
9th Aug 16

Way to Dubare Elephant Camp

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Dubare Elephant Camp

Lalit kumar Bagaria
9th Aug 16

What travellers are saying about Dubare Elephant Camp

Experience scale
  • Very Good 57
  • Excellent 36
  • Average 15
  • Good 15
  • Terrible 3
  • Poor 3
  • Below Average 1
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Ravi Kiran

Ravi Kiran5.0/5

28 reviews

Dubare Elephant Camp

Visited this place in December 2019. Need to take a ticket to board a boat and get to the camp. Visited it in the morning hours, so we had the opportunity to bathe the elephant and to feed them. Can see them from close quarters, yes really a gentle giant. Kids usually enjoy this place well as they can pat them and take some photos. Had a chance to see a baby elephant which was too adorable. Good that the authorities have not allowed the tourists to ride the elephant here. Would have been happier if those heavy metal chains have not been a part of the elephant and have been left free to roam and the tourists should have been allowed to go in a Jeep or a van like in the Nagarhole National Park.

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Ritesh Agrawal

Ritesh Agrawal4.3/5

10 reviews

Lifetime Experience with Elephants

We are a married couple. We visited the Dubare Elephant Camp on 5th June. We reached there by 11. 30 am. Once you reach there, a boat will take you across the river as the camp is located on the other side of the river. You can leave your vehicle there and not worry about it as there is a guard on duty. Its a beautiful boat ride which takes you inside the jungle. We stayed in a river view cottage. Loved the interior decoration ... The camp is very neat and peaceful. There are various outdoor activities such as badminton, volleyball, basketball and football.Lunch was arranged at the river side restaurant which they call as Golghar. Food is simple and great but don't expect great variety.There is a 2 hour jungle safari in the evening after the tea and snacks for elephant sighting at 4. 30. The safari is so thrilling as the naturalist cum guide cum driver takes you through such adventerous roads you can't imagine also. The driver got some serious driving skills and has good knowledge also. We were lucky to see the spotted deers and elephant during our safari.After the Safari, they showed us a documentary movie on wild dogs in the hall on a projector which was very entertaining and informative.Campfire was arranged near the restaurant which we enjoyed a lot as it was very relaxing to sit in front of the fire in such cold climate. Following which there was dinner at 8 pm which was very delicious.Next day morning, we enjoyed nature walk at 6 am in the morning along with naturalist who provided us good information about the flora and fauna.After the breakfast, we left for the elephant activities. Where we can bathe, feed and ride the elephant. It was a absolute wonderful experience to see and touch such huge creatures. There are appx 25 elephants which keep on coming and you can enjoy bathing them. BE CAREFUL OF THE LITTLE ONES AS THEY ARE NOT VERY NAUGHTY. All the elephant activities are paid but as we stayed at the camp, it was included in our package. We were lucky that it was included in our package as there was a long queue for the tickets.Our naturalist took us for a Coracle (Circular Boat) ride which was a new experience and very exciting.We checked out at 11 I would suggest this place to each and everyone.

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Raj Deo

Raj Deo4.6/5

7 reviews

Fun elephant rides and water sports activities

There are lots of fun activities to do around Dubare, from elephant rides to river rafting (Do not compare with Rishikesh though! ).Food is decent around the place. If you are lackadaisically you'll have to go around Feb-April), then you may as well get a chance to take a dip in the Kaveri river, which is another fun altogether.Nice place for a hangout with friends/families altogether, definitely not to be missed if you are in Coorg.

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  • Fun elephant rides and water sports activities

Sebastian Benedict

Sebastian Benedict4.3/5

2 reviews

Little ones have hearts, large enough to embrace you

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.
  • Little ones have hearts, large enough to embrace you
  • Little ones have hearts, large enough to embrace you

Venkatesh Kini

Venkatesh Kini4.3/5

19 reviews

“Excellent Elephant camp, small adventure to reach

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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4 reviews

Must visit

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

Anil meena2.9/5

3 reviews

It's nice but NO ELEPHANT RIDE

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.

Ankit Goyal

Ankit Goyal4.3/5

12 reviews

Great Fun. Experience Adventure.

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.
  • Great Fun. Experience Adventure.
  • Great Fun. Experience Adventure.
  • Great Fun. Experience Adventure.
  • Great Fun. Experience Adventure.

Avantika Kumar

Avantika Kumar5.0/5

2 reviews

Essential Elephants Episode

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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7 reviews

No elephant safari

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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