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Theppakadu is a village in Nilgiris district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It has a reserve forest which is part of the Mudumalai National Park in northern Tamil Nadu touching south of Karnataka. Theppakadu is 240 km (150 mi) from Bangalore, via Mysore through SH17 and NH 212 (Ooty road).
Wonderful elephant camp. There are other activities also here. If you love nature, wild life and forest activities then you choose. Avoid if you have infants or small kids
It is an experience only felt when you are there. There is accommodation available at the elephant camp but you need to book in advance. There are 3 types of safari option - jeep, mini bus and elephant ride. I loved the elephant safari the most as it is a very close encounter with the nature and feels thrilling. But all these rides need to be booked in advance. For the rides be there at least 2 hours early to get your ticket. You also have an elephant feeding session for this I prefer dubbare elephant camp. Overall it is a must visit place at least once.
This is a training facility for Elephants. Elephants trained for to take care of Wild elephants, who wander outside jungle. The entry fee to see the feeding of elephants is ₹10, it can take from nearby counter. The place is situated in the mudumalai tiger reserve. The feeding time is 6pm.
Good place to visit, the elephants are maintained very well, it’s always thrilling to see the majestic beast up close in the habitat. The timings are limited and be there early morning on Theppakadu road to witness the camp elephants, bathing on the other side of Moyar river. The bamboo picnic chairs on the river shore is a classic touch and a relaxing experience. A must visit place..!!
The trained elephants are reared and fed here. Its nice to watch the preparation of elephant food and feeding them in big balls. Located just opposite to the mudumalai Forest safari office. But the time for forest safari and elephant camp are same in the morning. So most likely you have to skip one of these. If you can catch the first forest safari at 7 am you can come back and have some time to visit this elephant camp. So get ready early and enjoy both.
Small museum is there, inside elephant camp place. That's good one to visit. On way to Ooty you can stop at visit it will just take 15-20 min to visit there
Brilliant place. Great management by the forest officers. When I visited there were 22 elephants in total and it was the feeding time so we could see the elephants being fed by the staff. The eldest elephant was 68 years old and a cow and the youngest one was very small as young as an year. Great sight to see the largest animal on land being fed. There is a museum nearby as well . Overall an amazing experience.
Best place I ever visited to see elephants bathing. You could see a lot of animals bathing at this place under the river lake. This place give a very good you to click photographs with your family and friends and all the members. It is edwise to go to this place in the morning as it by the time of evening it gets late and all the animals and elephants goes to the interior part.
One of the best places to see the captive elephants, especially the during the feeding. The food is prepared exactly as per the each elephant needs and made into large size balls to feed the elephants. The landscape around is also very nice to enjoy, especially the sunset.
15 bucks entry. If you've got your own vehicle don't opt for the Safari you don't get to see much. And they eventually take you to the camp. Opt for the deep jungle Safari it's a little heavy on the budget though but I guess it'll be worth it. In the camp you can see elephants being fed and peacocks and wild boar running around the campus. Pretty fascinating for kids adults as well if you haven't seen elephants up close