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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka

(4.4/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Excellent place to visit if you are a bird lover. Although the variety might not be extensive, the ones that are there are in abundance. For a govt. facility, this one is surprisingly very well mainta...  more »
  • Another sanctuary carrying the Dr Salim Ali endorsement.... what a beautiful place, I'd heard good reports about it but,in truth I was rather surprised by how good it was. Easy to get to from Mysore, ...  more »
  • It is good but during more explanation is required/ knowledgeable or guide is required we liked it as above average. 
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  • I have been here a couple of times, and found the sanctuary very serene and appealing. The migratory species are seen in the winters and there is quite a huge variety of exotic birds during that time. The crocodiles floating around in the lake is a quite an exciting experience for kids and adults equally. Worth half a day for sure, but if you really love to just sit and relax with a picnic like arrangement even full day would do.
  • Fantastic place to spend a quiet day overlooking outback sort of a background. Boat ride is good, staff will push you to go for private boat ride which will be expensive, it's private but not worth the money. Great variety of birds with pond/lake full of crocodiles. The place is clean and well maintained. There is a restaurant inside the property which serves most of the things that would satisfy people with reasonable prices.
  • Great place to see exotic birds. The park has a nice place to walk and spend time. There is a boat ride for additional payment. They take you around the islands. you get to see the crocs in wild and lots of birds and their nests. Dont miss.
  • Even if it is artificial eco system. Its a perfect place for observing birds. And a paradise for photographers. You can take lot of birds photographs whithin afew hour. I am adding some photos that i am shot at ranganthittu, mysore.
  • A birders delight. Excellent weekend getaway. Easy drive from Bangalore, and lots of restaurants on the way. Can hire a boat for your family with cheaper options to go in a group. Plenty of birds during nesting season which is from October to February. Light snacks available. Can spend 2 to 3 hours, then visit places nearby Sanctuary is well maintained.