Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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 Srirangapatna, use our Srirangapatna tourist route planner.
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This is a must see for all the nature lovers specially bird lovers. The park is very beautiful and a very nice to sit, relax and enjoy the birds. Don't miss the boat ride.It's a different experience t... read more »
Park is about twenty minutes drive from Mysore city but definitely worth the trip especially if you want to visit the famous Brindavan Garden and the Tipu Sultan historical town nearby. The whole plac... read more »
People who love wild life photography must come here. You need to get 400-600mm lens for good hosts. Also consider getting a teleconverter lens. There is so much to walk around. Boating is for a short... read more »
Full of nature! Birds of all sizes.. active birds near water and bamboo trees.. lovely place..so full of nature. Visited in March and it was full of surprise. There are two kinds of boating..normal which is 15-20 minutes other which takes around 40 minutes.. during season take 40 minute ride..it would be unforgettable.. enjoy crocodiles too!
If you are travelling between Bengaluru and Mysuru, you must take some time out to visit this marvellous and serene place. The moment you enter, apart from the parking lot, you will find a small restaurant where you can have hot drinks and some light snacks. You can then get on to the marked track and begin your bird watching journey. The best way to view the birds would be a boat ride through the waters, which are also a part of the sanctuary. Although there is a nominal waiting period, it is definitely worth it. Your boat rower is your one stop solution for all your queries regarding the birds, their names, their natural habitat and everything else. Apart from a wide variety of birds, there are also crocodiles! They have made this place their home too! Apart from the wildlife, you can also indulge yourself in the man made gardens where a lot of different plants have been planted and maintained well. All in all, if you have not visited this place, then you must make this place your next outing destination!
Dr Prajakta Adsul
Aptly named the "pakshi kashi of Karnataka", it was an absolute pleasure to spend an extended afternoon at Rangantitthu. Must take binoculars for an enhanced experience. Went there on a Friday afternoon at 2 pm and stayed till 6pm and saw approximately 10 different species. The boating is fun and gives you an opportunity to get closer to the pelicans and the storks but do take the time to sit on the lawns for a bit and you are definitely going to see some Robbins and greytails. Overall, a must see if you are travelling in and around Mysore!
The government-run boats take you very close to the birds, the hatching birds, nests, and even crocodiles. The crocodiles are well-fed with the teeming fish, young hatchlings that fall into water, and weak birds that drop into water, yet be careful enough not to be too adventurous with crocodiles. They are totally unreliable, and don't mind a human as an occasional lunch! Who doesn't like a free buffet treat? It's a sea of birds of all feathers, especially wading birds like Snake Darters, Cormorants, Herons, Storks, and other water birds. Many trees are filled with thousands of bats. The scenery is relaxing, and you'll be awe-struck at the overall experience. Only through boat rides can you actually experience Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Srirangapattana fully. PS: DO NOT MAKE NOISE while on the boat, and disturb the young birds that are hatching.
Ridiculous Entry fees 60 rupees per person and parking 30 for car. It's a Riverside Park nothing much to see. Really waste of money. Please avoid. You'll be disappointed. If you really want to see birds, please visit zoo.
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