Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A family Trip to Coorg - Part 4


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Dubare


Dubare Elephant Camp

After lunch, we proceeded towards Dubare to see the Elephant Camp, located on the banks of River Cauvery, in Kushalnagar. 

To reach there, we had to go on a  boat ride through the clean water, which was really cheap (Rs.30/- per head).  It was a small ride and hardly 5 minutes only.  As soon as we reached there, the boat people approached us and we had to wait for some more people to board it. They have a requirement of 20 people to take the ride.   Sometimes it may take more than an hour to get a boat in crowded time. When we reached it was not so crowded and within minutes, more people joined there, (some of them we had already met in other tourist places there) and it was a fun ride, to reach across the elephant camp in Dubare Forest.



We saw a number of elephants there including small ones.  The elephants  were well tamed and friendly. The tourists enjoyed feeding them, watching them having their bath, and the elephants played with us, by splashing water. There were other facilities like elephant ride, jungle lodges and river rafting.









            




                                                Some juice and snacks were available here. 



Distance from Mysore - 88 kms
Distance from Bangalore - 250 kms
Distance from Kushalnagar centre - 10 kms


After spending some time in the elephant camp, we waited for the boat for our return trip. Within minutes a boat came and took us back to the spot where we had boarded the boat. 

Soon we were back in the taxi, and the driver drove us to Nisargadhama, which is a small island about 3 kms away from Kushalnagar.  I will write about it in another blog. 




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