Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka

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Become expert bird-watcher at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, featuring a diverse landscape with six islets on the banks of the Kaveri River. Look among reed beds, arjun trees, and bamboo groves to spot wild birds roaming in their natural habitat. Over 170 species have been recorded here, the most common being painted storks, spoonbills, herons, partridges, and white ibises. Take a boat ride on the river to get a closer look at the birds and see their nests holding hatchlings. As you explore, keep an eye out for crocs, which also inhabit the area. Make Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary a part of your Srirangapatna vacation plans using our Srirangapatna trip builder app .
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  • This is a bird century. Different types of birds stay here. This is a amazing place. It is also a tourist attraction.  more »
  • its very rare to spot migratory birds here.....also need to have ur own vehicle arrangements to visit this place.......it is totally waste of time or you may be lucky to see some of them that too if y...  more »
  • This is a wonderful haven of tranquillity away from the bustle of Mysore. We had approx 1 hour on a boat to ourselves and saw Ibis, cormorants, storks (painted and open billed) Thicknees , river terns...  more »
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  • Well maintained and organized sanctuary. Winter is a good time to visit since a lot of migratory birds make the sanctuary their home. The boat rides are ideal to get closer to the birds and the crocodiles. In my experience, the oarsmen are very well informed about the history of the birds, their species and where they fly in from. Several times, you end up learning so much more about these birds than from Google. A must visit and if possible, hire the boat for yourself so you can watch the birds more leisurely and without any interruption.
  • Very calm and peaceful place. Boating experience is superb. You can see crocodiles moving in water and sitting on rocks when in boat and they ll take you very near to the crocodiles. Almost all the birds are also on the banks of river only. So you gave to go for boating if you have to enjoy this place. There are gardens to relax. Small place other than the river. Large parking space is available. Public transport seems to be only till main road. Auto will cost rs.250 - 300 for return journey from Srirangapatna. Entrance ticket is Rs.70 and for boating its Rs.70. Boating tickets can be bought inside after entering in.
  • Ranganathittu bird sanctuary is about 25-30 km from Mysuru. Entry ticket is Rs 50 per head plus Rs 60 for car parking. There are a lot of trees and greenery all around. The garden is vast and beautiful. The lake has a lot trees all around as also many rocks. One can see a variety of birds on the trees and a few crocodiles in water or on the rocks. We can have a tour of the lake in a boat for Rs 70 per head. Each traveller is given a life jacket to wear. The oarsman drives the boat slowly for some distance by the side of rocks. We passed very close to a few crocodiles which were lying on the rocks like statues. There is a canteen nearby where you can have coffee, tea, cool drinks and snacks. It was a memorable experience.
  • It's really amazing how in a particular huge concentration of different species of birds, once we started boating, seen different species of birds. Even there are crocodiles in water. We visited in the afternoon and could see huge concentration of birds as it was sunset and all birds we back to their nest. Even the garden is nicely maintained. Good place to be with family and children will enjoy the most here. Overall, good time spent!
  • One of the best bird sanctuaries in the state of Karnataka. The river is pristine, the island and trees and filled with birds like Herons, Open billed storks, painted storks, pelicans, etc. The river is densely populated with crocodiles and is a thriving ecosystem. The boatmen provide lifejackets and are skilled navigators and naturalists. Knowledge of local language (Kannada) helps as some of the boatmen aren't fluent in English. The facilities, specially the information center are very very well kept. Accountability is high as one must purchase a ticket from the counter for everything, and there are no touts/unwarranted charges. In all, it is a paradise.

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