Sakrebailu elephant camp is located near Shimoga. It's a place for all the captive elephants. Best time to visit is early morning around 8:30am. At this time, elephants are taken for a royal bath in River Tunga. For photographers this place is perfect....they can capture beautiful moments and the relationship between elephants and mahout is joyful to watch.
Direct bus are available from the main bus stand which stops right in front of the camp. For kids a small playground is present. For those who want to rest seats are available. According to me there are no food stalls or shops near by so better carry some snacks.