Dubare Elephant Club helped me observe elephants from close by. I saw how playful the elephants were when they were in water, and also how patient they were when inexperienced hands bathed them. I also saw how happy they would get when they got to eat some of the nutritious balls that they were given. The Club is well maintained, clean and provides essential interaction with a species we don’t think much about.
There are forest lodges and resorts, which also have provisions for river rafting and other activities. The Forest Department conducts trekking activities in the surrounding areas.
For all those who want to interact with elephants closely, this camp is a must visit. It provides a close look at the lives of elephants and if you’re not too careful, a playful elephant can drench you when it is enjoying in the river.
Here are some other details:
Entry Fee: Rs. 20 for Boat
Day Visit: Rs. 1,499 for Indians, Rs. 1,758 for Foreigners (includes Lunch, Tea / Coffee, Coracle ride, Camera fees & taxes).
Elephant Camp Activities: Rs. 885 for Indians, Rs. 1,535 for Foreigners, (includes interactive experience with camp elephants)
Timings of Elephant Interaction: 8. 30 AM - 11 AM & 4.30 PM - 5.30 PM
Details of the Forest Lodges: