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Enjoyed a lot.. Visit during morning hours

Elephant camp is open from 9AM. Visit during first couple of hours to see the elephants bathing in... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
JitendraU
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Pune
Dubare visit

Had been to this place with family, it's nice but too crowded, you can see the elephants from the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Mohsinsait
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Bengaluru, India
via mobile
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

When I reached the camp I realised the elephants are all chained and
look very miserable.
I really regret my visit there.

Thank TalTal02
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Had been to this place with family, it's nice but too crowded, you can see the elephants from the other side of the river, river rafting is INR 600 per person, we went in the evening, you can see the elephants between 4.30-5.30pm, but bieng a weekend and the roads narrow, we lost half an hour in the traffic trying to get in, water is shallow so you can get down, but there can be something done to improve the place

Thank Mohsinsait
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We visited the camp in the afternoon as the elephant feeding time is then by 4pm or so only . Bathing and walking of elephant is seen even in the mornings too.
The short boat ride to the camp was exciting with life jackets worn by all. On reaching one could walk around to see all the greenery and elephants walking and eating . To see them bathe one had to come to the edge of water. If you don't mind getting messy ,ask for the special blessing of the elephant ;which is the showering by the elephant trunk ! The water in the trunk is not really clean , but what the heck! it's an experience.
Further in you can touch and feed the pachyderms too. There's not much space to walk around amidst the pictures being clicked .
The Forest guest house nearby is only for the guest use.

Thank alzoy
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Its very important that you should call Jungle Resorts and Lodges and inform about your visit along with the number of personal coming for the visit
That's really true, that you need to be very punctual with the time when visiting The Dubare Elephant camp which is open from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM and then 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. During this time one can view elephants taking bath and even you can join them. they provide breakfast and lunch for the day package. But YOU SHOULD BE ON TIME.

Thank subroto173606
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

We really really struggled to find much information about this place and what we did find was very misleading, so heres what you need to know!

We booked a car from Mysore and arrived for 9am. The boats started at 9.30 and the entrance fee for foreigners was 40 rupees each. We paid the additional 200 rupees each to bath the elephants and i cannot recommend that enough. We were a little apprehensive that the elephants wouldn't be treated well and were just part of a tourist attraction but that honestly was not the case at all. These elephants are in the camp for rehabilitation. Some had been injured and so could no longer survive alone in the wild and others were there for bad behaviour so were being trained so they could be released back into the wild and not cause havoc which could lead to them being hurt. The trainers all carried the wooden sticks with sharp metal points on (I'm not sure what they're called) but we never saw them used. The elephants were hit if they began misbehaving but it certainly didn't appear to hurt them in any way, it was more of a way to get there attention when they chose to ignore instruction. The elephants roamed relatively freely with their trainers though and what instructions they were given seemed to be more for the safety of the tourists there. When they were done being bathed they got up and left and other elephants wandered down to join the fun. Being in the river with the elephants was such an amazing experience, we stood in awe for quite a while before getting stuck in and helping to wash them. We then went up to the feeding area and each paid 20 rupees for some food to feed the elephants. We got to feed the baby too although he was more interested in sneaking his trunk over our shoulders to grab our belongs, he was like a mischievous toddler! It's only a small place and everything was over by 11am when the elephants went back inside to do whatever it is they do. There is a lot of opportunity to take photos with the elephants which is a must while you're there. You may need a change of clothes as some of the elephants enjoyed spraying everyone with water and the place in general is very dusty. You'll also need a lot of hand sanitiser but they're all just minor things to consider if you're planning a trip. And definitely get there early! Apparently it all starts again in the afternoon but i can't confirm any of that as we left around 11.30.

I can't recommend this place enough if you're in the area. We all left saying we could never have imagined it to be as good as it was and we couldn't have predicted having such a close up encounter with these beautiful animals.

3  Thank jessica25902017
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you have seen elephants rarely or in small cages, it will be good. Those expecting to see them in wild may get little disappointed. They appear all tamed. But you can be close to Elephants, touch, feed. One byte to one elephant costs Rupees 20/-. Elephants are brought in open confined fenced area. Timing 9-11 am and 4:30 to 5:30 pm. In addition what they call as river rafting was actually roving in still water...but enjoyable if you aren't looking for adventurous rafting experience. Reasonable prices....

Thank TT-Honest
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

It was indeed and outstanding and memorial experience to notice such a huge mammals so closely. One needs to cross Kaveri River by boat to visit this elephant camp. We visited this in morning hours around 9.00 am. They have only 2 visiting slots for tourist. One is from 9.00 am to 11.00 am and another is from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. Morning time slot is certainly preferable.

2  Thank Pradnya1710
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Elephant camp is open from 9AM. Visit during first couple of hours to see the elephants bathing in river & then you can feed them. During our visit, there were 18 elephants including 3 baby elephants. Kids enjoyed it a lot.
You need to cross the river by boat to reach the camp.

Thank JitendraU
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

There is Jungle lodge resort in Dubare elephant camp. There is wide range of activities including elephant bath, feeding,nature walk, safari. Day trip also available apart from stay.

Thank PrasadB203
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

All of us wnet to paradise having a chance to touch elephant during morning toilet in to the river - unforgotten expirience!

Thank ArturH444
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