(Last Updated on : 29/11/2013)
Dubare Elephant Camp is located near Madikeri in the Kodagu District
. It is located on the other side of the river and accessible by a small boat ride. The Dubare Elephant Camp is a famous training camp of Coorg
. The Karnataka Forest Department has about 150 Elephants. It attracts a number of tourists who visit the camp to observe the various activities of these gigantic creatures. The Elephants for the famous Mysore Dassehra were trained at Dubare elephant camp. Situated on the banks of River Cauveri, the Dubare elephant camp introduces the tourists to the various aspects of this awe-inspiring animal.
Tourists can find a number of trained Naturalists in the Dubare Elephant
Camp in Karnataka who guides the tourists about the diverse aspects of the history and ecology of the elephants. The Dubare Elephant Camp is a unique eco-tourism destination in South India.
Flora and Fauna of Dubare Elephant Camp
The moist deciduous forest is the habitat of a range of wildlife. Various herds of Sambar and spotted deer
grazing on the banks can also be seen here. Dubare is home to a variety of birds like partridges, woodpeckers, kingfishers and many more. The chirping of birds and the humming of various insects make the place serene. Peacocks can also be seen here. During sunset, flocks of birds flying across the twilight sky add to the scenic beauty of the place.
The Dubare Elephant Camp in Karnataka is run by the Karnataka Forest department and is the home to more than 150 elephants. Dubare Elephant Camp in Coorg is of historical importance. In the ancient times a number of elephants were brought here for their initial training. Presently the Dubare Elephant Camp provides a thrilling experience of watching the elephants feeding on sugarcane, coconuts or bananas. The elephants of the Dubare Elephant Camp are trained to carry heavy logs, lift them and stacking logs in a symmetrical pile.
Tourists can also enjoy river rafting during the time of rainy season. The weather generally remains pleasant round the year. Monsoon begins during the month of June and rain continues to lash out in heavy torrents until mid-September. The post-monsoon season, between mid-September and March, is the favourable time to visit when the nature starts to sparkle with lush greenery.