Situated near Agumbe
in Shimoga District
, Mandagadde is a small island on River
and is part of the Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary
. In July-October, after the breeding season, varieties of migratory birds flock on the trees, bare at this time of the year, offering a visual treat. The birds include egret, cormorant, darter and snake-bird. A high platform is built on the edge of the river for bird watching. Boats are available for a closer watch.
The Gajanur Dam and the elephant training camp at Sakrebyle are near-by places of interest. Mandagadde is 32 km from
Shimoga en route