Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary
Mandagadde bird sanctuary is one of the few bird sanctuaries in the Malenaadu region of the Karnataka. The island formed in the middle of the River Tunga provides the necessary shelter and food for the birds.
Though this Mandagadde in Shettihalli wildlife sanctuary is not considered biggest of the bird sanctuaries it is a habitat for a variety of birds. In the season which is from June to October one can find many Egrets, Snake birds etc.
As there are no big hotels present in the Mandagadde tentage should be carried if one is planning a overnight stay. Huge sand covered river side which is at a little distance away from the sanctuary may be used. In any case guidance from the local people/forest department is a must. Mandagadde has quite a number of small hotels, and no lodges.
In route Mandagadde you will see the Dam site at Gajanur and the elephant training camp at Sakrebyle. Early morning visits to Sakrebyle are the best.
Other places of interest nearby: Sakrebyle Elephant training camp, Gajanur.