Sakrebayalu is placed 15 km from Shimoga
on the way to Thirthahalli in Karnataka
. It is one of the oldest elephant breeding and training centers in India. The people living in Sakrebayalu are traditionally mahouts for the maharajas of Mysore
and now work for the Karnataka forest department to tame and guide elephants.
Shimoga railway station is the nearest railway station. The closest airport is at Mangalore.