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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  • According to our plan we started from Bangalore very early at 4:30am to avoid the holiday rush, and got rewarded as well. The roads were almost empty within the city and within 40mins we reached Mysor...  more »
  • The entry fee is very costly, need to pay for every thing even for using toilet, very ordinary park, absolutely not worth to watch Except the bird habitat. There is no proper facility provided to watc...  more »
  • We visited the Bird Sanctuary, which is about 15 KM from Mysore, when we were going to Nabahole National park at Kabini. You walk through the gardens and reach the water body which are off Kaveri Rive...  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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • This bird sanctuary is located about 20km from Mysuru city. Best time to visit this sanctuary is January-September. The entry fee is Rs. 70, 2-wheeler parking Rs. 10. There is an extra charges for the camera as well but you can skip that ;). It is a place of attraction for all types of birds. It is very peaceful place. You can visit the place with your family. You can roam around and enjoy the lake view. There is place for boating as well but be cautious as there are lots of crocodiles in the lake as well. There is a play area for children as well.
  • Nice weekend getaway from Mysore. Calm and peaceful place with enough parking space. Good facilities with rest rooms and small time snack bars are there. There is also a boat ride facility inside the park. The ride is scenic. However the place can be crowded during vacation time. Entry fee is minimal.

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