Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary is an island located near the Mandagadde village which is 30 km from the Shimoga town in Shimoga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The island spans an area of 1.14 acres and it is surrounded by forest and a river named Tunga.
Mandagadde is one of the 20 important sanctuaries in the country and attracts birds in large numbers between July and September. Several species of birds lay eggs on the island in sanctuary during July to September, with peak season of August. The birds prefer the top branches of the trees for nesting as the island is partially submerged by the swollen river during monsoon.
This sanctuary is a bird watcher’s delight, with the island being a perfect heaven for bird nesting with over 5,000 birds here during the peak season. A watchtower has been put up for viewing different species of birds. Boating can be taken for closer viewing of the nesting birds.
Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary is 172 Kmts from Mangalore.
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Text Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandagadde_Bird_Sanctuary
Tannirbhavi Tree Park is an initiative by the Karnataka Forest Department and is set up in an area close to 15 hectares near Tannirbhavi Beach. This Tree Park will include few specific tree species found in Western Ghats. It will also include trees/plants which are of herbal and medical nature.
Pilikula Biological Park
VISITING HOURS – 09:30 AM TO 5:30 PM
Weekly Holiday Monday
Open on all other days including public holidays
A significant Biological Park is established in Pilikula Nisarga Dhama has major focus on the wildlife species of Western Ghats. The park is named as Dr. Shivaram Karnath Biological Park. The park consists of an area of 82 hectares.
In accordance with prevailing laws, the central Zoo Authority of India has recognized the park. As per modern Zoological practices, the animal enclosures have been designed to closely resemble its natural habitat.
The park has a Veterinary hospital with operation theatre, diagnostic lab and other facilities like treatment squeezers, close observation cages, and hand raring facilities for young ones, tranquilizing guns and drugs, Proper underground drainage facility is provided for enclosures.
Pilikula Zoo has been classified as a Major Zoo by the Central Zoo Authority of India. It is the only zoo recognized as a breeding centre for King Cobras. It is also functioning as a rescue centre for wounded wild life. Today Pilikula Zoo has 400 animals, reptiles and birds and most of the species are breeding.
Pilikula means Pond of Tigers. In Tulu language “pili” means tiger and “kula” means lake. In olden days, tigers used to come to this lake to drink water. Hence, this lake came to be known as Pilikula.
Pilikula Nisarga Dhama Society has developed this area and it has now become the hot spot for people who are looking for scenic beauty & peace. Pilikula has a huge lake & beautifully laid gardens encircling the entire lake. One can see swans & ducks moving around in the lake & sometimes they even move into the gardens. Boating facilities are available in the lake. One can either use peddling boats or bigger boats carry about 10 to 15 persons.
Near Kadri Police Station
Kadri Park is a garden, 5 km from the city near AIR studios. It is located in Kadri gudde ( meaning hill in Tulu ). It’s the largest park within city limits of Mangalore. The park has beautifully laid garden and a toy train.