Around 14 km from Shimoga is the Sakrebailu Elephant Camp. The camp has several captive elephants. Sakrebailu is an eco-tourism center. The elephants here are trained by skilled Mahouts. The camp is located on the banks of the River Tunga.Many wild elephants residing in the forest also visit the camp to enjoy snacks and to play in the backwaters. These wild elephants return to their forests and do not stay in the camp. Sakrebailu is an ideal place to have fun with kids who can enjoy a day with these elephants.
Karnataka State Government has taken the initiative to protect these elephants and let them live in the wilderness. The eco-tourism center facilitates tourists as well as local people to visit the camp to witness the tuskers in proximity. The baby elephants are fascinating to watch. The tourists can watch the elephants where they spray water on each other and get scrubbed by the Mahouts.