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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka

(4.4/5 based on 400+ 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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  • I have been to the bird sanctuary quite a while back probably a few years back. This time was more specific to observe birds and if possible click some of them. I had a very good time; clicking birds....  more »
  • Nice place to visit near Srirangapattana of you are traveling between Bangalore-Mysore. Enjoy various birds and crocs in this world famous sanctuary. Boating is a must visit. You can spend a couple of...  more »
  • Good place very calm. Can see different types of birds. I am a very big fan of Dr Salim Ali. Its amidst the nature and nice entertainment for bird watchers..  more »
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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.