Dubare Elephant Camp
At a distance of 50 km from Madikeri and 15 km from Kushalnagar, Dubare is an elephant training camp situated on the banks of the river Cauvery in Somwarpet taluk. It is a natural island formed by Cauvery River. Dubare is one of the famous place visited by tourists.
Dubare is an important base for the Karnataka Forest Department’s elephants. Dubare Elephant Camp is a project undertaken by Forest Department and Jungle Lodges & Resorts. The elephants for Mysore Dasara are trained at this camp. The trainers are well aware of various aspects of elephant history, ecology and biology.
Activities like trekking, Elephant safari, coracle ride, bird watching, fishing, and river rafting attract tourist. These activities are hosted by Jungle Lodges and Resorts. The forest department conducts trekking into the forest surrounding the camp along the Cauvery River. Visitors also have an option of going on a coracle boat ride.
The forests of Dubare are home to many wild animals and birds. The sighting of wild Asiatic elephants are regular and there is a possibility of spotting sambar, spotted deer, tigers, leopards, wild dogs and gaur. Bears are also seen in these forests. The forest is also home to many non-venomous snakes and reptiles. Kingfishers, peacocks, woodpeckers and peacocks can also be found in the forest.