Sakrebailu is Shimoga (Shivamogga)'s Dubare.
Sakrebailu is a village 14 kms from Shivamogga town in Karnataka. Sakrebailu is close to Gajanur dam on Shivamogga-Thirthahalli road.
Sakrebailu has a boating facility and also an elephant ride on offer. But these are often left to staff's discretion. Boats are usually not operated in the morning when elephant bathing is in progress. In the evening, boating may be there but no elephants will be there to see.
Below: In the waters of Gajanur dam. Height of the dam was raised few years ago, resulting in submerging of more land, including most of Mandagadde bird sanctuary.
Camp has about 17 elephants. I was told none of these elephants were taken to Mysore to be part of Dasara celebrations.
Recently a resort also seem to have come up in the campus- I saw below signage. If interested you can call them and enquire about the details. Note that this resort is not to be confused with Jungle Lodges & Resorts
Early October, Sakrebailu will witness an annual celebration, which I keep missing. If possible plan your visit around that time. Be sure to add Sakrebyle to your plan when exploring Shimoga and nearby area.
Nearby places: Gajanur Dam * Mandagadde * Thyavarekoppa Lion Safari * Honnemaradu * Shivappa Nayak palace * Kundadri Hills*