$1 per person
Declared a sanctuary in 1940 at the behest of the famous ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali, the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. The sanctuary is spread over an area of 0.67 sq km and located on the banks of River Cauvery. This bird paradise is the preferred nesting ground for several species of resident birds. Go boating on the river, get a fascinating view of the various species of birds, and catch a glimpse of the marsh crocodiles in the waters.
Birds: Around 170 different species of birds have been recorded from Ranganathittu. Most commonly seen birds have Painted Stork, Kingfishers, Cormorants, Darter, Herons, River Tern, Egrets, Indian Roller, Blackheaded Ibis, Spoonbill, Great Stone Plover, and Spot-billed Pelicans.
Boat ride in Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary:
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary offers guided boat rides during which trained staff will help visitors spot, identify, and learn about birds. The boat ride is highly recommended as most of the bird sanctuary comprises of islands. You may spot marsh crocodiles during the boat ride.
Timings to visit Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary:
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is open to visitors between 9 AM and 6 PM on all days.
Best Season To Visit
December - April
Different species of birds like Painted Stork, Kingfishers, Cormorants, Darter, Herons, River Tern, Egrets, Indian Roller, Ibis, Spoonbill, Great Stone Plover, Pelicans.
INR 60 Per Person For Indians, INR 300 Per Person For Foreign Tourists
Places To Stay
No Stay options inside the Bird Sanctuary. Nearby Mysore City has accommodations suitable to all budget groups
How To Reach
Mysore Airport (MYQ) is the closest Airport (25 Kms)
Mysore Railway Station is the nearest railway station (16Kms )
One can drive from Bengaluru to Ranganathitthu which is 131 Kms
Srirangapatna (5Kms), KRS Dam 16 Kms), Mysore City (18 Kms) are some of the destinations that can be visited along with Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.