June 24, 2009

Dubare Forest, Coorg

As I promised in my previous post, I am starting my posts on few important destinations outside Madikeri in Coorg. Let me start with Dubare forest, first.

Dubare forest is an elephant capturing and training camp of Karnataka forest department. It is located on the banks of the river Kaveri at a distance of around 45 kms from Madikeri. You can hire a cab from Madikeri to reach the place. To reach the forest, you need to cross the river by boat.

This place is one of the best attractions for natural lovers as well as kids in Coorg. The wild elephants are trained and tamed by the tribals with the help of already trained elephants.

If you want to stay in this forest, there are cottages available here. You need to book with Karnataka tourism for the same. A trained naturalist would explain you about the various aspects of elephants and their life. You can also observe various activities of elephants.

Water rafting facility is also available here, however that is not the main attraction.

Do visit Dubare forest. Your kids will love watching elephants. We will meet soon here on my next post on yet another beautiful place of Coorg. Till then...

Happy Travelling.

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1 comment:

  1. after reading this post my daughter is bent upon visiting this place