Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka

4.4
#4 of 47 in Wildlife in Karnataka
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. To visit Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary on your trip to Mysuru (Mysore), use our Mysuru (Mysore) tourist route planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    No visit of mine is complete without a visit to Ranganthittu. I have visited this sanctuary practically in every season and you can find birds. Though the peak season suggested by other travelers have...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    The place is quite green and natural. It is really soothing to walk in a pollution free environment. Will suggest to take boat ride so that one can see a lot of birds and crocodiles (yes). However, Ja...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We were lucky to see a crocodile . You can spot and number of species if you are observant. Be sure to carry a pair of binoculars  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    A must see place for all the nature lovers and birdwatchers. The place is very well maintained and the lake is devoid of pollution. The place offers boating service which is one of the main attraction and allows the tourists to see the nature and wildlife in action. Boating will take you around 30 minutes and you can cover the whole park in 1 hour. I recommend boating after 4:30 which provides good lighting conditions for photographers.
  • June 26, 2017
    Excellent place to visit with family and friends. This place is centred around a lake with lots of greenery and, as the name suggests - birds. But tourists are more excited to see a bunch of crocodiles lazing around, on the rocks! This place got everything that a good bird sanctuary should have. Adequate, organized parking, well laid out, labelled pathway, viewing tower, boating, and plenty of shade to relax! Only thing that's missing is a canteen / snack counter.
  • June 26, 2017
    A beautiful place landscaped for visitors to experience nature as it was supposed to be. Although the birds and crocodiles can be viewed only if you take the boat ride as they are mostly found on or near the small islands. On weekends and holidays, the queue for boating is quite long so people are required to plan accordingly. Apart from it the park inside is beautiful and you have watch towers and benches to just sit and relax. Overall a must visit place.
  • July 8, 2017
    A place for bird and nature lovers in general. Gets crowded on holidays and weekends. Best visited during weekdays. Boating provides good opportunity to see the birds from up-close and also photograph. The entire sanctuary is well maintained with regulated parking space, toilets and walkpaths. A restaurant at the entrance serves fast food and coffee.
  • July 9, 2017
    Great place to watch crocodiles and great variety of birds in their natural habitat. The small 30min boat ride in cauvery river is a good experience to watch there animals closely. The region around the river has been developed very well and is good to spend an entire day with family.

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