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ASTONISHING Abbi Falls  Video Review

Abbi Falls

Anandh Karunakaran
6th Jan 18

Good experience

Good experience  Video Review

Abbi Falls

13th Dec 17

Abbi falls is excellent place

Abbi falls is excellent place  Video Review

Abbi Falls

Chandrasekar Balakrishnan
18th Mar 17

Good well-maintained park on banks of Kaveri river

Good well-maintained park on banks of Kaveri river  Video Review


Mihad Kp
1st Dec 17

Abbey Fall

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Abbi Falls

Bipin vaidya Vaidya
22nd Nov 17

Abbyby falls

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Abbi Falls

15th Aug 17

Fabulous falls

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27th Dec 17

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Zenith mohanty

Zenith mohanty5.0/5

13 reviews

Elephant Fantasy and Elephant Showers - Dubare

Elephants in a backdrop of wildlife, baby elephants running beside their mothers, seeing elephants take a Bath and bathe in their showers !! Dubare is a perfect offbeat wildlife adventure from Bangalore. A short diversion from the route to Coorg and Madikeri, do visit this place to complete your perfect weekend. A wonderful river crossing full of small rapids where you can get wet or take a perfect river rafting, and see the elephants in the wildlife !!

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  • Elephant Fantasy and Elephant Showers - Dubare
  • Elephant Fantasy and Elephant Showers - Dubare
  • Elephant Fantasy and Elephant Showers - Dubare

Mahuya Paul

Mahuya Paul4.3/5

17 reviews

Bathe and feed the Elephants

This is my first time at the Dubare Elephant Camp and I loved it from the word go. We spent almost 3 hours there and never felt bored for a moment. The big elephants are majestic, the babies are adorable, and the crowd, although quite a lot, were not unruly. To reach the camp you have to cross a small brook, and your adventure starts right there, because jumping from one slippery rock to another over flowing water is something that we probably never experienced. There is also fun in helping a fellow visitor across a rock, or readily accepting a helping hand offered by a stranger.

You have an option of crossing the waterbody with a raft also. But take my advice, the walking bare feet in water across the stream is better.

Once you reach the other side, you gotta book tickets - 20 INR to see the elephants, and 100 to bathe them. If you want to feed them, you pay extra.

I was there on a Micromax Dual 5 campaign and I had my heart's fill clicking pictures of elephants of all sizes, in different camera modes. I was very lucky to be standing close to an elephant when it decided to splash water on all of us standing close by, without warning! I was completely drenched. And then it decided to repeat it twice over, and both the times it was too late for me to run away! I did not complain one single bit. Experience of a life time!!

You can get down in the water and bathe the elephants. The mahouts are quite friendly, and they don't shoo you away. They do ask you for money if you want your kid to ride the elephant, although I am not sure if its officially allowed.

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Dubare Overview

Dubare is a region popular for its elephant camp located on the banks of the river Kaveri. It is situated near Madikeri in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. Dubare is considered to be the base for Karnataka’s Forest Department, where an elephant training camp is located.

Dubare is situated between the towns of Siddapur and Kushalnagar, where several elephant training camps are located. The area of Dubare is inhabited by the local tribal people, known as Kurbas.

During the tenure of the Maharaja of Mysore, the region of the Dubare Reserve Forest was used for the training of royal elephants. These trained elephants were used for festive occasions such as Mysore Dussehra and other royal occasions in the kingdom.

With time the training of elephants were stopped here and currently they are used to give rides to tourists around the forest area. Other main attractions of the forest include Veera bhoomi and Nisargadhama. The nearby tourist attractions in the region are Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty and Wayanad.

Dubare offers activities such as elephant-rides, trekking, fishing and river rafting that are hosted by numerous lodges and resorts located here. These adventure activities are conducted within well-defined jungle routes.

The forest area of Dubare is home to many wild animals and birds. Some of the rare species found here include Asiatic elephants, wild sambhar, deer, tiger, leopard, wild dogs, gaur and bears. The forest area is also home to some reptiles and non-venomous snakes. Birds in the area include peacock, kingfisher, partridge, woodpecker and other endangered species of local as well as migratory birds.

Dubare is easily reachable from Bangalore from the route of Mysore, Kushalanagara and Gudde Hosur, which is located around 4 kilometres from Kushalanagara on BM road. The domestic airport is located around 75 kilometres from Dubare in Mysore. Bangalore airport is the only international airport located nearby.

Dubare experiences a warm climate throughout the year, and the summer season here is between the month of March and June with a maximum temperature of 35o Celsius. The region receives heavy rainfall during the monsoons that is in the months of July to September. Winters arrive in the region from the month of December to February with a low temperature of 15o Celsius.

The best season to visit Dubare is from the month of September to May, because of the pleasant climate for Elephant camp.

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Kushalnagar, Dubare

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Dinesh Govind

Kushalnagar, Dubare
Kushalnagar, Dubare

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Dinesh Govind

Kushalnagar, Dubare
Kushalnagar, Dubare

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Dinesh Govind

Kushalnagar, Dubare
Kushalnagar, Dubare

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Dinesh Govind

Kushalnagar, Dubare

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