Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
$1 per person
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary near Mysuru, in Mandya district, Srirangapatna is the largest bird sanctuary in Karnataka, spread over 0.67 sq kms consisting of Kaveri river, islets and forest area.
Birds: Around 170 different species of birds have been spotted in Ranganathittu. Most commonly seen birds are Painted Stork, Kingfishers, Cormorants, Darter, Herons, River Tern, Egrets, Indian Roller, Ibis, Spoonbill, Great Stone Plover and Pelicans.
Boat ride in Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary:
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary offers guided boat rides during which trained staff will help visitors spot and identify birds. Boat ride is highly recommended as most of the bird sanctuary comprises 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.
Places to visit near Ranganathittu:
Srirangapatna (5 kms), KRS Dam (16 kms) and Mysuru city (18 kms) can be visited along with Ranganathittu.
How to reach Ranganathittu:
Ranganathittu is 131 kms from Bengaluru and 18 kms from Mysuru. Mysuru airport is the closest airport just 25 kms away. Mysuru is also the closest train station. Taxis can be hired from Mysuru city to reach Ranganathittu bird sanctuary.
Places to stay near Ranganathittu: No stay options inside the bird sanctuary. Nearby Mysuru city has accommodations suitable to all budget groups.