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 Karnataka vacation plans using our Karnataka trip builder app .
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  • Had been there since google guided us while returning from Mysore to Bangalore. It’s a great place with many trees and a well maintained park. Can take your parents and kids for a quality time. Have a...  more »
  • The time I visited not found much birds. The place was ok kind. Don't pay camera tickets for more then 200mm as you will not find much to click. If you are professional then ok .  more »
  • Karnataka's largest bird sanctuary. We visited during early Feb. when the birds had started migrating. Boating is a must in this place as you can watch birds closely and get to know more information a...  more »
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  • Awesome place for birder's.. must visit place to watch migratory birds. Best to visit during weekdays rather than weekend to avoid crowd. In case you need a wheelchair, please ask for the same at the ticket counter. It is very thoughtful gesture of Forest department to facilitate this!! 5 stars for the staff for keeping the place clean.
  • One of the most memorable experience to cherish. A must visit place for bird lovers and nature enthusiasts. A serene place with spellbinding views all around. The boat ride was awesome, saw many varieties of migratory birds and crocodiles at close quarters. The water runs very deep so be careful with the kids. No worries otherwise as the ride is very safe and secure with life jacket provided to everyone including kids. Don't miss the hanging bridge and top view point. January to April is the best time to visit.
  • If you go to Mysore do not miss this place. I visited this place in last week of February. There is a boat ride and they will take you around the lake. Even though I went during an off season I got glimpse of many birds and also crocodiles. Also the garden is very big and beautiful. Sunrises and sunsets are the best times to visit.
  • Very cool, fantastic place, especially for nature lovers. You can experience a great natural feel once you enter this place. It comprises of small islands on the banks of the river Kaveri with numerous species of birds. The beauty of Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary provides a great experience for everyone. It offers many activities to its visitors, the most popular ones include bird watching, boating, and some nature photography. Thus, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a perfect place to relax in the lap of nature and the best place to hang around with family and friends. Its perfect to visit during week days to avoid crowd. There is a spacious parking lot and a canteen around.
  • Any bird lover out there? Or even a nature lover? Do visit this place when you are in Bangalore or are visiting Mysore. It's around 150 km from Bangalore and is preserved in best possible way. The sanctuary is famous for the birds and around 40 crocodiles. There are many variety of birds here like the stork, kingfisher, etc. You will get the details on web. They fish from the river and sometimes get fished by the crocodile as we had seen when we visitedđŸ˜€. The entry fee is nominal 70Rs per person and Rs 50 for the car. The boat ride shouldn't be missed as they take you near the nesting area and you get a better chance of watching a crocodile too. Boat fee is nominal too. It is same as the entry fee. And they can arrange a personal boat experience too which is charged approx 1500. The camera fee is 500 for lenses above 200 mm. So photo enthusiasts please note this. It's definitely worth the price. Whole tour might take around 2hours maximum. But if you are much into photography then you will require more time. Overall a great experience and wonderful place.
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