Dubare Elephant Camp

Where Nature And History Meet

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Dubare Elephant Camp - This is the opportunity for you to get to know the most elegant animal of the planet - the elephant more closely. Situated on the banks of Cauveri River, the Dubare Elephant Camp introduces you to the various aspects of this awe-inspiring animal. Learn more about elephant history, ecology and biology, or just spend hours simply watching Elephants roaming in the forest. Rediscover the child within you by feeding these gentle giants with sugarcane and bananas.

Go for some water sports if you want to become adventurous, or else set out for some joy fishing. At the Dubare Elephant Camp, you will realize that life’s pleasures lie in simple things. Let your mind wander as your coracle slowly drifts to see the deer quenching their thirst by the stream.

The moist, deciduous forest is the habitat of a range of wildlife. So, be ready to be pleasantly surprised watching herds of sambar and spotted deer grazing on the banks or coming for a drink to the riverside.

The most mind-boggling scene of them all is when the Asiatic elephants take a dip in the river or spray themselves with dust. If you are lucky, you may even spot the elusive crocodile basking in the sun.

Also, Dubare is home to a variety of birds like partridges, woodpeckers, kingfishers and many more. The pleasant chirping of birds and the humming of various insects offers serenity here. You may also find peacocks proudly displaying their plumages. At sunset, flocks of birds flying across the twilight sky add to the scenic beauty of the place.

Dubare has a host of activities for all - the adventurous, the mellow, the young and the old. Everyone can indulge in activities of their choice, be it joy fishing, trekking, bird watching, short trips or the elephant-based activities.

Elephant Interaction: The three-hour elephant interaction trip is destined to be the most unforgettable experience at Dubare camp. You can watch elephants being given scrub-baths and being groomed with oil from close proximity. You can also participate in feeding the elephants with sugarcane, banana and coconuts. Finally, you can take a short elephant ride.

River-based activities: The Cauvery River is home to a variety of fish and one can hope to catch some during joy fishing. You can enjoy coracle rides, as well, down the Cauvery River. During the rainy season, between June and September, the adventure lovers come here to enjoy the thrills of river rafting.

Trips: Go for a short - day trip to visit ‘must see’ places around Dubare, like Abbi falls (8 km from Madikeri). Sunset lovers can savour the scenic beauty of the setting sun at Raja’s seat. The Tala Kaveri, the birthplace of Cauvery River and Bhagamandala, will greet you with some great natural views.

The weather generally remains pleasant year-round. Monsoon season begins in June and rain continues to lash out in heavy torrents until mid-September. The post-monsoon season, between mid-September and March, is the most favourable time to visit when nature starts to sparkle with lush greenery.

The Dubare Elephant Camp has 10 spacious, quaint cottages fitted with all modern amenities. Set amidst lush greenery, these cottages ensure that you get nothing but the best close-to-nature experience you could ever have.

From Bangalore: Dubare is approximately a-240-km-drive from Bangalore. Head towards Ramanagara, which is 49 kms from Bangalore and then towards Mysore passing Mandya. Take the Mysore bye-pass road towards Hunsur and cross Hunsur bye-pass. After crossing Hunsur, which is 44kms from Mysore, take the road toward Kushalnagar. A 14km drive from Kushalnagar and you would reach Dubare.

  • Elephant Rides
  • Trekking
  • Coracle Rides
  • Bird Watching
  • Joy Fishing
  • Nature Walks
  • Jeep Safari


25% Discount on Basic Tariff (16th June - 15th Sep)
  01st Dec 2013 to 15th Sep 2014
Accomodation Foreigner Indian
River View Cottage 7520.00 4535.00
Cottage 6920.00 3990.00
Package Includes: Stay, Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast, Elephant interaction, Jeep Safari into the Dubare Forest, Coracle Ride, Bird Watching / Trekking & Taxes.
Elephant Activities 1195.00 570.00
Day Visit 2550.00 1100.00
Package Includes: Lunch, Tea/Coffee, Coracle Ride, Guided Trekking, Elephant Interaction, Camera Fees & Taxes.
  • Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis.
  • Transfers to & from our resorts are not included in the tariff.
  • Single occupancy charge at 30% of the tariff per night.
  • Tariff for Children (accompanying parents) between 5 and 12 years is 50%.

The hotel offers a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. An Internet point is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • Childcare
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Spa Services on site
  • Hair Dryer
  • Conference Room
  • Reception Safe
  • Courtyard Garden
  • Grill / Barbecue
  • Kitchen
  • Bar
  • Living
  • TV
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Room Service
  • Playground

  • Climate control
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Minibar
  • Wake-up calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Satellite TV service
  • Electronic/magnetic keys

Dubare Elephant Camp is located in the Coorg (Kodagu) district, a popular destination in the tourist circuit. Easily accessible from Bangalore, the route is via Mysore, Kushalnagar, Gudde Hosur (4km from Kushalnagar on BM Road), then a left turn towards Siddapura. 15 km down the Siddapur Main Road, you'll find the JLR Dubare Camp signboard. Take a left turn and about a kilometre's drive would get you to the banks of the River Cauvery. Cross the river by boat and find yourself at the Dubare Elephant Camp.

  • Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis.
  • Transfers to & from our resorts are not included in the tariff.
  • Single occupancy charge at 30% of the tariff per night.
  • Tariff for Children (accompanying parents) between 5 and 12 years is 50%.
4.5 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

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Ms. Purvi Dalal & Family
from Mumbai, India

for Everyone
Great Experience
Posted Sept 10, 2014

We enjoyed very much our stay at Dandeli. The location and surroundings are perfect. We were also impressed with the way Govt. of Karnataka is taking measures to retain and maintain the forests of Dandeli.The food was good too. The activities were also timed well and the staff is also well trained. We also thought the karwar location is perfect and the activities there were fun too..!! Also the food was good.

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Mr. B. Girish Rao / Mr. A.V Satish Kumar
from Bangalore, India

for Everyone
Great Experience
Posted Sept 10, 2014

Location, Ambience, Reception and Food are all pretty good. The greenery, weather & maintenance are all good. The Tribal Dance program was different and amazing. A pleasant stay for unwinding self.

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  • A safari to the Sloth Bear Sanctuary
  • Explore the popular ‘temple trails’.
  • Take a ‘heritage bike trip’ around the area.
  • Go for ‘nature walks’.
  • Get a bird watching tour with a guide.
  • Go fishing.
  • Check-in and check-out times at the resort are 12 noon and 11:00 am, respectively.
  • There is no charge for children below 5 years.
  • There are discount schemes for student and corporate groups.
  • The offers do not include additional video/camera charges levied at the Manasa Water and Amusement Park.

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