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Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary



The Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary is situated in the Malenaadu region under the Shimoga district, towards Theerthahalli in Karnataka. The Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary has a spectacular collection of migratory birds. The Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary of Karnataka is well connected with other parts of Karnataka by regular state bus service. The Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary is a small and well maintained sanctuary of the Karnataka state.

The Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary of Karnataka is the natural habitat of varied species of local as well as migratory birds. The Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary is covered by a dense forest with river Tunga flowing through it. There is a beautiful island where three types of migratory birds namely median egret, darter and the cormorant nests. These avian species club around the branches of the trees which gives a spectacular sight from far.

The migratory birds come to the Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary in Karnataka mainly in the month of August. If you stroll around the place or trek you will be amazed by the chirping or cacophony of sounds by more than 5000 birds in the Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary.

With the first ray of sunlight in the dawn, the echoing sound of the birds of the Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary in Karnataka fills the air.

You can spot the different species of birds by standing on the watch tower of the Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary at Karnataka. But it is advisable to seek local help or get the guidance from the forest department to identify the bird species and explore the sanctuary. There is a dam close to the Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary at Karnataka at Gajanur where you can pay your visit during your trip to the sanctuary.

Location info:

Address:315 kms from Bangalore
Nearest City:Bangalore
Best time to visit: July-October

Climate/Weather of Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary:

Summers 22- 40C. Winters 10- 32C

History of Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary:

Interesting things to do:

Enjoy water sports in the backwaters of the Sharavati Wildlife Sanctuary. Hiking and trekking are also popular activities here.
A popular destination is the Tiger and Lion Safari at Tavarekopoa, just 10 km. from Shimoga on NH 206.
In the city of Shimoga is the Shivappanaika Palace Museum, which is a must see. The beautiful palace made entirely of rosewood is an architectural marvel and has an amazing collection of antiquities of the Keladi period.

Within the city limits is the Sacred Heart Church, which is the 2nd largest Church in India, with a capacity for 5000 people.

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How to reach Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary?

Nearest Railway Station:Shimoga is connected by rail to Bangalore, Mysore and Hubli.
Nearest Airport:The nearest airport is the Mangalore Airport (200 km).or Bangalore International Airport.
Road Transport:Mandagadde is on the way to Theerthahalli from Shimoga. Plenty of State transport corporation buses and private buses run between these places.

Nearest Visiting places in Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary:

Sakrebyle Elephant training camp, Gajanur.

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Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:Mandagadde.
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Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary Nearest Attraction

Agumbe Hillstation
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Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
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Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary
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Ikkeri Archeology
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Barkana Falls
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Honnemaradu Falls
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Jog WaterFalls
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Kunchikal Falls
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Dandavathi River
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Sharavathi River
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Varada river
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Varahi River
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Gudavi Bird Sanctuary
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Gajanur Dam
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Linganamakki dam
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Tunga Anicut Dam
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