Dubare elephant camp, a perfect getaway

Dubare elephant camp, a perfect getaway

As the summer vacation is coming to an end, the number of tourists coming to Dubare elephant camp is increasing.

Started during the British era, this camp has gained popularity in Asia itself. Situated amidst lush green forest and on the bank of docile river Cauvery, this centre is a perfect getaway for the tourists coming from cities.

There are 22 elephants in the camp at present, including calves. State Jungle Lodge and Resorts has made arrangement for packages for the tourists to study the life, lifestyle, food habits of the elephants here.

A hundred year old bungalow and the newly built special huts by Jungle lodges are the main attraction here.

The tourist packages start at 9 am and through this package, the tourists are given an opportunity to go close to the pachyderm, spend time with them and even bathe them.

They are given information on the food habits of the elephants too. Boat facility has been provided between Nanjarayapatna and Dubare but since the water has dried up, the tourists are enjoying their walk on the rocks to cross the river to reach Dubare.

Another fascination aspect here is the sports training imparted to the elephants by the Mahouts. The pachyderms here play football during their free time, which also serves as a means of entertainment to the tourists. Elephant safari is held from 10 am to 1 pm.

Arrangements have also been made to take the interested tourists on trekking. Those interested in knowing the lifestyle of the tribals can visit the haadis of the tribals in Dubare and learn about their life.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Kodagu Circle Conservator of Forest Dhananjay said that the Forest Department is trying its level best to give more information on wildlife to the tourists coming to Dubare. Department is also aiming at promoting eco-tourism.

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