Tourist Places in Shivamogga (Karnataka) – mandagadde shimoga

One of the few bird sanctuaries in the Malenaadu region of Karnataka, Mandagadde, in the Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary, is an island formed in the middle of the River Tunga and provides the necessary shelter and food for a variety of birds. Mandagadde is surrounded by a dense forest and forms a habitat primarily for three migratory birds: the median egret, the cormorant and the darter. In the months from June to October, visitors can spot many egrets, snake birds, etc.

A watch tower has been erected in the  Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary to gaze at the birds. It is a must to seek local help or be guided by the forest department in the exploration of the sanctuary.

Peak season is during the month of August and because there aren?t many lodges or hotels to stay at, it is a good idea to carry tents with you, in case you plan on staying overnight. The place best to camp at is the huge sand covered river side which a small distance away.

Situated in the Shimoga district and 30 km from Shimoga itself towards Theerthahalli, the Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary can be reached by road in state buses as well as private cars and buses.

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