Excellent place to get close with elephants, courteous staff, good food, stay cottages available, pick up & drop by motor boat from mainland available. Elephant interaction, feeding, bathing & photo / video options were mind blowing.
We had booked a day visit package with Jungle Lodges which included an enjoyable breakfast and lunch. For our small kids speed boat ride was the highlight followed by climbing on the watchtower :) Our guide was very knowledgeable and took us for an excellent guided nature walk in the reserve forest. Resort staff were very accommodating and even organised early lunch as we had small kids. Now coming to the main attraction of the camp the Elephants, they have around 20 rescued/extracted elephants at the camp. Some of them are injured and some who went rogue so brought to the camp and tamed. We came to the elephant bathing site at around 9.10 am when the oldest elephant Shriram was given a bath...slowly all other elephants started coming in one after another accompanied by their Mahouts. All elephants are chained (more than 4 metre long chains) and handled roughly by their keepers, poked by a thorny stick to follow instructions, hit by sticks...the memory my kids came back with is people hitting elephants with big sticks. None of the keepers showed any nice behaviour with the elephants (barring one or two) and even 2 grown up keepers were sitting on a baby elephant - to show cruel dominance. I sincerely hope that the forest department take notice of the same and train elephant keepers first rather than taming the elephants.…
The place, the views, the staff, the food, the elephants, all just superb!! Special mention must be made of each and every staff who went out of their way to accomodate our requests for food outside of their use al timings - we had two little kids with us and they helped in each instance! Really loved the place and extraordinary staff!! Felt a bit sorry for the elephants in chains, but hearteningly well taken care of by their mahouts. Superb trip overall and highly recommended, esply for families!
My family and I stayed for a night (2 Cottages) and our stay was memorable. We checked in on a weekday and were the only ones at Dubare :-)). Walking around the property, watching elephants bathe, lazing on hammocks, the safari, exclusive attention etc. all added to making our stay fun. The coracle ride on a misty morning, during which we saw many birds at close quarters, was the highlight. Given the prevailing circumstances with Covid, we were not allowed to bathe the elephants. We had a delightful time watching 7-8 elephants taking to the water and being bathed by their Mahouts. The camp was clean, well maintained and the staff knowledgeable about flora and fauna.
We had one day stay at Dubare elephant camp, which haf one safari and one elephant camp visit where we could see thier bath and feeding session. My 7 year old really enjoyed information at elephant camp. Jungle lodge is beautiful resort located on Lake side. Food is good. Being in forest you may experience electricity fluctuation.
Excellent location ...Crossing Kaveri was a memorable experience..The moment you cross the river by boat you are in the different world, listening the sounds of water flowing in the river and chirping of birds.. This is our 9th JLR visit and this time we were two families stayed for a night, one in river view cottage and another in forest view cottage..Both are spacious, clean and well maintained. River view cottages are next to river , rustic interiors , great views from the bed and sit out area.. During our stay food was very delicious and better than most of the JLR resorts.. Big thanks to the current Chef for the tasty food.. Crossing the river by boat, comfort stay, tasty food, Jungle safari ( lucky to see the herd of wild elephants ), Campfire with snacks & tea , morning nature walk and Elephant interaction ...we enjoyed every moment in the resort.. One day is hectic.. ..plan for two days.. Special mention about Naturalist Mr. Naik..very knowledgeable person. He knows about every flora and fauna..He tells fascinating things about elephants and the forest..He accompanied with us during our Safari, nature walk and elephant interaction...very interesting person... we enjoyed some quality time with elephant bathing and feeding..During this Covid period guests are not allowed to touch the elephants.. Very picturesque views from the Golghar..having food by the side of the river was very nice experience.. Thanks for excellent hospitality ....The team of Dubare Elephant Camp made every effort to make your stay comfortable and memorable..…
- Stay at the Dubare Elephant Camp Jungle Lodges & Resorts was very good. - Appreciate the online booking process. - Staff were courteousness for transfer of luggage from river bank up-to escorting to respective rooms. - Liked the Veg Food, Tea and snacks. - Rooms were clean, neat and well maintained. - Got additional Blankets & pillow upon request. - Had Safari, but sightings were quite less and we were able to spot some Indian Bison, Wild squirrels, Rare birds, Spotted Deers, Samba Deers. - Had Nature Walk in the forest, followed by River view. - Had sightings of Elephant Bathed by local Tribe people.
Fantastic location, friendly staff and nice cottages. It was a memorable experience to interact with elephants. Good food too made the two day stay a super holiday. Highly recommend for both family and team events
Peaceful stay. We went with my 5 years old son . Resort was children friendly. He enjoyed a lot. Room was kept clean. Dinner area all precautions taken. Elephant taking bath and jungle safari are highlights. Food was authentic.
Location is awesome, the JLR property sits right on the banks of River Cauvery and you will have to cross the river on boat to reach the property and the experience with the Elephants in the camp is great. The Food was decent, Menu was limited as it was a mix of South Indian and North India menu. the rooms were clean and tidy, this property is in the jungle and hence you might not have a very elaborate menu. We had great time at the Elephant camp with our kid.