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About Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary

Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary is one of India’s most famous bird sanctuaries, located nearby to the quaint village of Mandagadde, and 30km away from the town of Shimoga in the Shimoga District of Karnataka. Widely known as one of the best bird sanctuaries near Bangalore, here one can see over 5,000 birds during peak season, including the Median Egret, Darter (Snake Bird), and the Little Cormorant. It spans a distance of over 1.14 Acres, and forms a small island that is surrounded by dense forest, created by the River Tunga. If you live in Bangalore and bird watching is one of your favorite activities, this sanctuary is a must see!  

Rent a car from Zoom and arrive at Mandagadde with ease! The best way to get there is via the Bangalore-Honavar Rd. Continue along this road until you reach Solapur-Mangalore Highway. From there continue along this road until you reach your destination. The entire trip is just over 300KM and should take just about 6 hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.


Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.

If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Mandagadde however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Mandagadde  in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.

All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.

Provacatrice

Provacatrice

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 70.0/hr
₹ 105.0/hr
₹ 130.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Mahindra

KUV 100

6 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 70.0/hr
₹ 105.0/hr
₹ 130.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Ford

Figo

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 70.0/hr
₹ 105.0/hr
₹ 130.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Maruti

Swift

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 75.0/hr
₹ 110.0/hr
₹ 135.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Maruti

Ritz

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 70.0/hr
₹ 105.0/hr
₹ 130.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Jazz

Jazz

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 95.0/hr
₹ 130.0/hr
₹ 160.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Baleno

Baleno

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 95.0/hr
₹ 130.0/hr
₹ 160.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Hyundai

i20 Elite

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 95.0/hr
₹ 130.0/hr
₹ 160.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Ford

Aspire

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 95.0/hr
₹ 130.0/hr
₹ 160.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Honda

Amaze

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 95.0/hr
₹ 130.0/hr
₹ 160.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Maruti

Ciaz (AT)

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 95.0/hr
₹ 140.0/hr
₹ 170.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Honda

City

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 100.0/hr
₹ 140.0/hr
₹ 170.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Ford

Ecosport

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 105.0/hr
₹ 150.0/hr
₹ 180.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Mahindra

Scorpio

7 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 90.0/hr
₹ 150.0/hr
₹ 180.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Mahindra

XUV

7 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 120.0/hr
₹ 195.0/hr
₹ 240.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Toyota

Fortuner

7 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 210.0/hr
₹ 315.0/hr
₹ 385.0/hr
₹ 18 per excess km

Ford

Endeavour

7 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 210.0/hr
₹ 315.0/hr
₹ 385.0/hr
₹ 18 per excess km

Mercedes

GLA

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 240.0/hr
₹ 340.0/hr
₹ 450.0/hr
₹ 18 per excess km

Audi

Q3

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 240.0/hr
₹ 340.0/hr
₹ 450.0/hr
₹ 18 per excess km

Provacatrice

Provacatrice

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 95.0/hr
₹ 140.0/hr
₹ 165.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Mahindra

KUV 100

6 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 95.0/hr
₹ 154.0/hr
₹ 165.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Ford

Figo

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 95.0/hr
₹ 155.0/hr
₹ 165.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Maruti

Swift

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 100.0/hr
₹ 160.0/hr
₹ 170.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Maruti

Ritz

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 95.0/hr
₹ 155.0/hr
₹ 165.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Jazz

Jazz

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 125.0/hr
₹ 180.0/hr
₹ 200.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Baleno

Baleno

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 125.0/hr
₹ 180.0/hr
₹ 200.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Hyundai

i20 Elite

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 125.0/hr
₹ 180.0/hr
₹ 200.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Ford

Aspire

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 125.0/hr
₹ 180.0/hr
₹ 200.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Honda

Amaze

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 125.0/hr
₹ 180.0/hr
₹ 200.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Maruti

Ciaz (AT)

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 125.0/hr
₹ 195.0/hr
₹ 210.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Honda

City

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 130.0/hr
₹ 190.0/hr
₹ 210.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Ford

Ecosport

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 135.0/hr
₹ 205.0/hr
₹ 220.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Mahindra

Scorpio

7 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 120.0/hr
₹ 205.0/hr
₹ 220.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Mahindra

XUV

7 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 155.0/hr
₹ 260.0/hr
₹ 280.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Toyota

Fortuner

7 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 250.0/hr
₹ 405.0/hr
₹ 445.0/hr
₹ 18 per excess km

Ford

Endeavour

7 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 250.0/hr
₹ 405.0/hr
₹ 445.0/hr
₹ 18 per excess km

Mercedes

GLA

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 290.0/hr
₹ 430.0/hr
₹ 500.0/hr
₹ 18 per excess km

Audi

Q3

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 290.0/hr
₹ 429.0/hr
₹ 500.0/hr
₹ 18 per excess km

Provacatrice

Provacatrice

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 120.0/hr
₹ 195.0/hr
₹ 205.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Mahindra

KUV 100

6 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 120.0/hr
₹ 210.0/hr
₹ 220.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Ford

Figo

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 120.0/hr
₹ 210.0/hr
₹ 220.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Maruti

Swift

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 125.0/hr
₹ 215.0/hr
₹ 215.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Maruti

Ritz

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 120.0/hr
₹ 210.0/hr
₹ 220.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Jazz

Jazz

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 155.0/hr
₹ 240.0/hr
₹ 250.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Baleno

Baleno

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 155.0/hr
₹ 240.0/hr
₹ 250.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Hyundai

i20 Elite

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 155.0/hr
₹ 240.0/hr
₹ 250.0/hr
₹ 12 per excess km

Ford

Aspire

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 155.0/hr
₹ 240.0/hr
₹ 250.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Honda

Amaze

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 155.0/hr
₹ 240.0/hr
₹ 250.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Maruti

Ciaz (AT)

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 155.0/hr
₹ 255.0/hr
₹ 265.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Honda

City

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 160.0/hr
₹ 255.0/hr
₹ 265.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Ford

Ecosport

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 165.0/hr
₹ 270.0/hr
₹ 280.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Mahindra

Scorpio

7 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 160.0/hr
₹ 265.0/hr
₹ 275.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Mahindra

XUV

7 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 200.0/hr
₹ 340.0/hr
₹ 350.0/hr
₹ 15 per excess km

Toyota

Fortuner

7 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 300.0/hr
₹ 495.0/hr
₹ 525.0/hr
₹ 18 per excess km

Ford

Endeavour

7 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 300.0/hr
₹ 495.0/hr
₹ 525.0/hr
₹ 18 per excess km

Mercedes

GLA

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 350.0/hr
₹ 515.0/hr
₹ 575.0/hr
₹ 18 per excess km

Audi

Q3

5 seater

Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
Peak Season ?
₹ 350.0/hr
₹ 515.0/hr
₹ 575.0/hr
₹ 18 per excess km

In order to get the most out of your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore Mandagadde as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.  

Sakrebylu Elephant Camp
: located roughly 15KM from Mandagadde, this is the perfect place to visit with family members. Well-trained elephants rest near the banks of the River Tunga bathe and are available for rides if you so choose to. Definitely a must see if you are visiting Mandagadde.
 

Gajanur Dam
: Gajanur is a small village 12 KM from Shimoga and is located very close to the border between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Widely known for the Gajanur Dam, the River Tunga flows through the Gajanur village and creates a beautiful place for a picnic. Gajanur Dam is the perfect place to include amidst a road trip throughout Karnataka or the Western Ghats.  
   

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