RANGANATHITTU BIRD SANCTUARY
Spread across an area of 67 sq. km, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is located at a distance of 19 km from Mysore city, and about 128 km away from the city of Bangalore. The sanctuary is the home to some of the most exquisite birds. This bird sanctuary also offers picturesque setting. As you enter the area, you will find huge spread of bamboo trees. Throughout the path, you can see various boards with pictures and names of the birds that can be spotted here.
It boasts of a wide variety of avian fauna. Roughly 170 birds have been recorded here. Of these, the painted stork, Asian open bill stork, common spoonbill, woolly-necked stork, black-headed ibis, lesser whistling duck, Indian shag, stork-billed kingfisher, egret, cormorant, Oriental darter, and heron breed here regularly . You can spot a wide array of migratory birds that have flown from places like Siberia, Australia and North America. A variety of mammals and reptiles can also be spotted such as common mongoose, flying fox, palm civet, common otter, bonnet macaque, and the marsh crocodile.
Best time to visit Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
The best time to visit the sanctuary is between the months of June and November as these are nesting month for the birds.
Types of car suited
We will recommend you to drive SUV 4X4 Drive like Renault Duster and Scorpio . If you want to travel hassle free, then you can check out self-driving car rental options from Volercars. We provide you the best price along with exciting deals. Opt for freedom and flexibility to self-drive the car of your choice.
Things to explore
Boating at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary - You can go for a boat ride at the river and the islets as there are many boats with experienced guides and oarsmen available at the sanctuary. It offers you not just with a breath-taking scenic beauty but also with glimpses of a wide variety of beautiful birds as well. Visitors can enjoy guided boat rides and catch glimpses of crocodiles, bats, and otters along with birds. The bank of Cauvery River is also popular as picnic spots. Boating charges for Indians is Rs.50 per person while for foreigners it is Rs.300 per person.