Sonda was the headquarters of the Sonde rulers of Vijayanagar. It is a beautiful tourist place in the middle of thick forests, with a large number of monuments. There is also a small Jain mutt, Samadhi
of great scholar Bhattakalanka, Swarnavalli matha of Smartha tradition, Trivikarama temple, Shankaranarayana temple and Gaddige Matha. An ideal picnic spot, Shivaganga falls of the river Shalmala is only 5 km away from Sonda.