Dubare - Elephant camp - Coorg
The moist forests of Dubare are home for many wild animals and birds. Just about 18 kms from kushalnagar is a natural island with approximately 11 acres of land. This is a fabulous pick nick place where you can enjoy the Nature. Situated on the banks of River Cauvery [Kaveri], this place is an ideal holiday spot, Sighting of wild Elephants are regular and so is spotting the sambhar and the spotted deer. Elephants are often found bathing in the river with mahouts helping them with the process. The visitor can not only observe and learn but also participate in various activities involving Elephants. The fun part is that one gets to scrub the elephants yourself and feed them too apart from elephant ride, There is also Water rafting in a small stream which has no hus-gush water flow. You get to enjoy a clean rafting for u and your family. The Indian Bison or Gaur and bears are also seen in these forests. Dubare is mainly an elephant capturing and training camp of the Forest Department. Visitors also get to notice many crocodiles in the waters of River Cauvery at Dubare. Birdlife in Dubare is wonderful with peacocks, kingfishers and Woodpeckers topping the list. This Camp has 10 luxurious cottages with attached bath [jungle lodge]. In the evenings, all the elephants are offered a special treat of ladoos made of ragi and jaggery.
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