We started around 8 to reach Dubare elephant camp. The camp opens at 9 and we felt we are pretty on time but it took us more than an hour to reach. We reached around 9.20 and there was queue of more than 200 to 300 people. One has to take a boat to reach the dubare camp. There were only 2 boats taking around 15 people in one round. We were disappointed that we won't be able to visit it since the elephant bathing time is only till around 11. So we thought to skip and proceed further since we also had plan of sakrebyl elephant camp at Shimoga. Even at dubare we could see the elephants bathing from a distance since there is a small stream which needs to be crossed via boat. So showed elephants from the other side to kids and proceeded further. Next stop was Nisargdham.
It's a beautiful park with a stream, small boating facility, deer park etc
Later we visited the Namdroling Tibetan monastery also called the Golden temple. The monestry has huge golden beautiful statues of Lord Rinpoche, Lord Buddha and Buddha Amitayus. It's a must visit place in coorg iteniary.
We had lunch opposite the monestry. Must try the yummy momos there.
We then visited the Harangi dam. Beautifully maintained. Nice garden. Water was flowing from only 1 of the gates. Proceeded then back from sightseeing areas in kushalnagar to Madikeri hotel.
Food to try: Momos near the monestry, chocolates
Note: If someone planning same places to visit then plan coorg sightseeing routes properly. We should have covered Talacauvery and Bhagmandala first, then Madikeri sightseeing and then kushalnagar. The road to Chikmagalur from coorg passes through Kushalnagar. So extra 2-3 hours of traveling could be saved.