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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Located at a distance of just 16 km from Mysore, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a heaven for bird watching enthusiasts. One of the most popular bird sanctuaries in Karnataka, it is placed on the banks of River Kaveri, spread on 6 isles of the crocodile infested backwaters. The sanctuary is also nesting grounds for around 170 species of birds. It is popularly known as the ‘Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka’

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary does not only has the resident birds various kinds of migratory birds from Australia, Siberia, and North America can also be spotted here. This forest area was declared a bird sanctuary by popular ornithologist Dr Salim Ali, in the year 1940. During bird watching in the sanctuary you can spot colorful avifauna species such as egret, peacock, whistling duck, kingfisher, pelican, Asian open bill storks, snake bird, spoonbills, Oriental darters, white Ibis, partridge and so on.

Bird Watching during Boat Riding at Ranganathittu

One of the best things to do at Ranganathittu bird sanctuary is ranger guided boat tours. As the boats are set afloat on the waters of River Kaveri, you can spot several colorful species of birds. There are as many as 170 species of birds, lizards, mongoose, common otter, bonnet macaque, flying fox and freshwater crocodiles can be spotted here during boat safari.

Best time to visit Ranganathittu

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is open all throughout the year but the best time to visit is June to December.

Timings- 09:00 am - 06:00 pm

Entry Charges- Nationals INR 50

Foreigners INR 200

Boating Charges- Nationals INR 50

Foreigners INR 200

Parking Charges- Four Wheeler INR 30

Two Wheeler INR 20