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Tented Cottage Package

₹ 4400 / 2 guests (Excl. Taxes)

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₹ 5000 / 2 guests (Excl. Taxes)

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About Sakrebyle Elephant Camp

Elephants are an important part of Indian history and culture. These gentle, grey beasts are seen in our art, architecture, and forests; from stone sculptures of elephants to the use of Asian elephants in countless battles of the past. The Hindu God ‘Ganesha’ bears the head of an elephant and this demonstrates the country’s reverence and love for the true royalty of the forest. 

Karnataka has a large population of elephants and as eco-tourism initiatives have risen in the past few years, efforts have been made to rehabilitate captive elephants, training and caring for them in their old age. The Sakrebyle Elephant Camp located at a distance of 14 km from Shimoga on the Shimoga- Thirthahalli Road is considered one of the best camps for training elephants in the state. Carefully maintained by the Karnataka Forest Department, the camp is a hotspot for wildlife enthusiasts and tourists from across the country. 

The camp is home to elephants from across Karnataka that requires attention and special training. Some of the elephants may need training or care due to illness, behavioral issues, deficiency in nutrition, lack of proper care, etc. Elephants that are uncontrollable and need to be retrained are also brought to the camp to be managed by the experts at the camp. 

At the Sakrebyle Elephant Camp, guests can wake up early in the morning and watch the elephants being scrubbed in the glistening water of the River Tunga. The sight of the elephants as they enjoy the water rolling off their massive, grey sides is an experience unlike any other. These bathing sessions can last for 2 to 3 hours. Experienced mahouts care for these gorgeous beasts, and elephants of all ages can be found in the camp. For children who love learning about wildlife, watching the wild animals drink from their watering hole before heading to their feeding area where they gobble up their food is a dream come true. Elephant rides are also a part of the attraction of this unique wildlife camp and are an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life. 

The camp offers cottages and tented accommodation so you can live amongst the elephants as you learn and care for them. A green, vibrant space on the banks of the river, spending your day walking around the wooded lanes as you connect with nature is also a fun activity. 

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Elephants are an important part of Indian history and culture. These gentle, grey beasts are seen in our art, architecture, and forests; from stone sculptures of elephants to the use of Asian elephants in countless battles of the past. The Hindu God ‘Ganesha’ bears the head of an elephant and this demonstrates the country’s reverence and love for the true royalty of the forest. 

Karnataka has a large population of elephants and as eco-tourism initiatives have risen in the past few years, efforts have been made to rehabilitate captive elephants, training and caring for them in their old age. The Sakrebyle Elephant Camp located at a distance of 14 km from Shimoga on the Shimoga- Thirthahalli Road is considered one of the best camps for training elephants in the state. Carefully maintained by the Karnataka Forest Department, the camp is a hotspot for wildlife enthusiasts and tourists from across the country. 

The camp is home to elephants from across Karnataka that requires attention and special training. Some of the elephants may need training or care due to illness, behavioral issues, deficiency in nutrition, lack of proper care, etc. Elephants that are uncontrollable and need to be retrained are also brought to the camp to be managed by the experts at the camp. 

At the Sakrebyle Elephant Camp, guests can wake up early in the morning and watch the elephants being scrubbed in the glistening water of the River Tunga. The sight of the elephants as they enjoy the water rolling off their massive, grey sides is an experience unlike any other. These bathing sessions can last for 2 to 3 hours. Experienced mahouts care for these gorgeous beasts, and elephants of all ages can be found in the camp. For children who love learning about wildlife, watching the wild animals drink from their watering hole before heading to their feeding area where they gobble up their food is a dream come true. Elephant rides are also a part of the attraction of this unique wildlife camp and are an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life. 

The camp offers cottages and tented accommodation so you can live amongst the elephants as you learn and care for them. A green, vibrant space on the banks of the river, spending your day walking around the wooded lanes as you connect with nature is also a fun activity. 

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Jungle Lodges & Resorts

Jungle Lodges and Resorts (JLR) is a responsible wildlife and eco-tourism company with a strong commitment to use tourism as a genuine tool for conserving the environment and wildlife. JLR also strives hard to educate its guests by letting them experience wildlife and fragile habitats firsthand. All of JLR's resorts and camps are located in some of Karnataka's ecologically sensitive yet amazing natural destinations. A unit of Government of Karnataka's Department Of Tourism, JLR is currently managed by Indian Forest Service Officers.

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Charging Points

Drinking Water

Free Parking

Guided Safari

Hot Water

AC

In-House Eatery

Bonfire

Bathroom

Restaurant

Things to Do at Sakrebyle Elephant Camp

  1. Go on a nature walk with the naturalists.
  2. Visit the elephant crawl with the experts and learn about the animals.
  3. Go birding with the in-house naturalists and spot the winged creatures that flock to the trees.
  4. Watch a wildlife film show and educate yourself on the wildlife in Karnataka.
  5. Enjoy a delicious meal in the Gol Ghar.
  6. Socialize with the other guests at the Gol Ghar.
  7. Go trekking at the Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary.
  8. Interact with the elephants and learn how they are cared for.
  9. Enjoy a hot cup of tea/coffee and listen to the sounds of the forest.
  10. Go on an elephant ride with a mahout (extra charges apply).
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Things to note at Sakrebyle Elephant Camp

Exclusions: 

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra adventure activities
  • Transport to other sightseeing destinations
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in inclusions

 

Please note: 

  • Price for Children: Children (accompanying parents) between the ages of 5 and 12 years will receive a 50% discount on their stay
  • Each room is twin-sharing. If a guest is booking single occupancy, you will be purchasing the entire room and will be charged as such.

 

Cancellation Policy:
All request for cancellation of confirmed booking have to be received through email (Used while booking) or in writing.
10% of the tariff , if cancelled 15 Days before check in date/time.
50% of the tariff , if cancelled between 48hours to 14 Days before check in date/time.
No refund for no show & if cancelled less than 48hours before check in date/time.

 

Post/Preponement Policy:
One Postponement / Preponement is free if requested 15 Days before check in date/time (Once postponed /preponed there is no further change or cancellation).
20% of the tariff , if requested between 7 Days to 14 Days before check in date/time.
50% of the tariff , if requested within 24hours to 7 Days before check in date/time.
No preponement/preponement modification will be given if requested within 24 hours to check-in date/time.

 

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What customers are saying:

  • It was a lovely stay. Very beautiful atmosphere and tasty food. There were lots of activities for kids.
  • The elephant camp is what everybody comes to see, but the birding experience is amazing at SEC. Like other JLR properties, this one too is very well maintained and efficiently run by Mr. Vasant and his team. Very courteous and helpful staff. And the cottages were perfect for unwinding in the wilderness. They have a small bird hide which attracts quite a few birds to include Indian Pitta, Yellow-browed bulbul, white-browed bulbul, Orange rock-thrush, White-bellied munia, blue-capped thrush, Brown cheeked fulvetta, Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Blythes starling, Orange-headed thrush to name a few.
  • Nice place to stay. Wooden cottages are a little smaller than other jungle lodges but are well made and you will enjoy your stay over here. The whole campus has dense vegetation and you will get the feeling like you are in the jungle.
  • The elephants are really fun to interact with and it’s great to see the baby elephants play around in the water. The jungle lodge is very well maintained and relaxing.
  • The staff was very courteous and service-oriented. The nature walk and morning trek was good. The staff took us to the elephant training area and it was amazing to see how these gentle giants can be trained by a fleet of mere men.
  • The itinerary on their website was followed perfectly. A staff member accompanied and guided us on the herbal garden tour and birding. We could spot many species of birds and quite a few giant red squirrels, deer, and peacocks. One can also take a stroll to the surrounding Nakshatra and Rashi Vana.
Sakrebyle Elephant Camp Location
Location: Shimoga

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Sakrebyle Elephant Camp Itinerary

Day 1

1:00 pm

Check in, settle down and freshen up.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Treat yourself to a sumptuous lunch Gol Ghar.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Our naturalists take you on a Nature walk/Visit to Elephant Crawl/Birding& sharing their experiences and information about the jungle and all the animals that live there.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wildlife film show.

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Bonfire

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

While you dine in the Gol Ghar, exchanging tales of the jungle with the other guests and our staff.

Day 2

6:00 am - 6:15 am

Wake-up/Tea/coffee.

6:30 am - 9:30 am

Trekking at Shettihalli Wildlife & Elephant Interaction.

9:30 am - 10:15 am

Breakfast

10:30 am

Checkout


Sakrebyle Elephant Camp reviews

    

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(98 Reviews)

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    Akshay

    02 January 2024

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Great place to visit. There are around 20 elephants there. You can touch, feed, and click photos with the elephants there. If you are planning to go there, the best time to go is around 8:30 to 9 am. Because they take the elephants for a bath and if you take a ticket for the same, you also get to bathe the elephants. It is a different experience! There is an option for boating too!


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    Abhinandan MJ

    01 January 2024

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One of the must visit place for animal lovers to have good interaction with elephants. We can touch, give bath, feed and have elephant rides here. Also we can speak to the care takers to know the complete routine of the elephants. Best part is giving bath to elephants, it's a very nice experience. Boating is also available here. Very beautiful place to bring kids, especially to see baby elephants over here. Play Park is their for kids to play.


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    Priyanka Venkatswamy

    01 January 2024

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Omg a must must visit place! For all the animal lover especially to see the cute baby elephants. But if you want to give them bath you must reach very early around 7:30 and stand in the line as it is limited and would get over quick. Prices are completely worth it. We can give bath to the elephants, touch them and speak with the caretaker and know all about them. One of the largest elephant camp I must say. Boat ride is also there and not much worth it. Ride in elephants also available and kids will enjoy the same. Food stalls are available outside. Play park is there for children. Washrooms are also there But the best is elephant bathing and worth it.



Sakrebyle Elephant Camp FAQs

No, alcohol is not served at the resort. However, you can also carry your own alcohol and enjoy it in your room. 

Here are some tips on what clothing to wear when visiting the camp: 

  • Dress for comfort, avoid bright colours, and stick to muted shades of green, black, grey, and brown. The more you blend in with the background, the better.
  • Don’t forget to carry your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and torch.

No, the camp is not pet-friendly. 

Yes, there is an in-house restaurant at the camp. Each package comes with buffet meals, however, you can purchase extra meals at the camp. 

We try to avoid plastic items as much as possible at the camp. If you do bring any plastic items, ensure you don’t litter and carry the plastic back with you. 

Anything else you'd like to know?

Message us at [email protected] or call us at +91-8971202915


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