(Last Updated on : 26-06-2013)
In case tourists are interested in trying out new travel destinations, they can go to Karnataka this season and visit Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary. This bird sanctuary is an abode to 5000 birds. August is the best season for checking out the birds. On entering the bird sanctuary the visitors will be greeted by the chirping of the birds. The cacophonous sound of the birds makes the place vibrant. There are very few places in India where one can come across such huge variety of birds--median egret, cormorant, darter and other migratory birds.
It is a visual treat to watch the resplendent birds hopping from one branch to the other. It will also be interesting to find out different kinds of birds perched up on the high branches of evergreen trees. Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary offers the tourists a rare opportunity to enjoy nature as well as its creations. As the sun rises in the horizon the cheerful sounds of the birds could be heard and as the sun sets the sounds are heard again but this time it seems they are calling out to their near ones. If the travelers have sufficient time they can observe the behaviour of the birds. A lot can be learnt from these tours.
A watchtower has been placed for bird watching. Interested people can climb to its summit and watch the amazing beings fly past them. Trekking is also an interesting way to set out on this trip. If one is keen on an overnight halt then camping can be an exciting option.
Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary in Karnataka is situated on a tiny island in Tunga River. The travelers can reach this sanctuary by road via Chikmagalur and Bangalore and the nearest railway station is Kadur. Though this is a nondescript village but Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary has made it a famous tourist destination.