Located on the banks of River Kaveri, between Kushalnagar and Siddapur, in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, Dubare is known for its elephant camp. It is an important base for the elephants of Karnataka Forest Department. These elephants are trained at Dubare Elephant Camp for the Mysore Dusshera. Besides elephant training camp, Veerabhoomi and Nisargadhama are other major attractions of this area. Dubare is a place where guests can enjoy some spine shivering adventure. It offers opportunities for elephant rides, trekking, river rafting and fishing. Also one can enjoy boating and elephant rides to experience the breathtaking scenery of Dubare.
How to Reach Dubare from Bangalore
Mysore is the nearest railhead to Dubare. It is located at a distance of 99 kilometers from Dubare. The railway station is linked to all major cities in Karnataka such as Bangalore.
The nearest airport to Dubare is Mysore Domestic Airport. It is located at a distance of 99 kilometers from Dubare. Bangalore International Airport is a nearby major airport. It is located around 228 kilometers away from Dubare.
The Bangalore-Mangalore Highway connects Bangalore to Dubare. If you are travelling via road, the journey from Bangalore to Dubare will take around 4.5 hours. KSRTC buses ply between Bangalore and Dubare.
Attractions in Dubare
Located at a height of 47 meters, within a length of 846 meters, Harangi Dam is a major picnic spot in Dubare. It is constructed across a small stream in the forest of Dubare and is located close to Kushalnagar. The reservoir is fully filled with water during the monsoon period, especially August and September.
A famous wildlife sanctuary in Dubare, Nisargadhama is an ideal tourist spot for picnics and honeymoon tours. It is an island located in the center of Kaveri River and is connected by a rope bridge. This scenic and adventurous place offers superb views of elephants, deer, peacocks and many others. One can experience a memorable elephant ride around this place.
Elephant Training Camp
Built under the aegis of the Forest Department, The Elephant Training Camp is the place wherein wild elephants are trained with the help of local Kuraba tribes. Watching tamed elephant bathing in the river and getting scrubbed by their Mahouts is an intriguing sight. Thereafter, Mahouts will also exhibit the various commands that elephants will obey to. Tourists can opt for free elephant rides within the camp here.
A famous tourist village, Veerabhoomi is designed as Karnataka’s first and only Heritage Theme Holiday Resort. It is based on the culture and traditions of Karnataka and is placed in a typical village setting. This tourist village has an atmosphere of battleground; cottages that look like a tent, waiters dressed as soldiers and live entertainment programs and songs in the evenings. It is a must place to visit.