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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Mysore

14.4/5(43 Ratings)

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Overview

Ranked 3 of 147 sightseeing in Mysore

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a major tourist attraction of Mysore. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a small island on the River Cauvery which is home to many indigenous and migratory avian species.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, located about 5 km from Srirangapatna and 19 km from Mysore, spreads over 57 hectares of land. Ranganathittu was formed as a result of the construction of a dam across the River Cauvery in the 1600s.

There are six small islands at Ranganathittu on River Cauvery, which in turn became a haven for the avian species. In 1940, Ranganathittu was declared a protected area by the Maharaja of Mysore due to the persuasion of the famous ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a nesting and breeding centre of birds like cormorants, white ibis, spoon-billed storks, open-billed storks, painted storks, white-necked storks, herons, terns, etc. Ranganathittu is also home to other species like bonnet macaques, palm civets, common mongoose, marsh crocodiles, etc.   

Visitors can take a boat ride around the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary to get a closer look at the avian as well as reptilian species. The birds are found here in large numbers from June to October, which is also the peak tourist season at this sanctuary.

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Calm and serene place

Calm and serene place  Video Review

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Nidhish Patni
27th Jan 17

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

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Ritvikkrai
20th Nov 17

Best Bird sanctuary with crocodiles also

Best Bird sanctuary with crocodiles also  Video Review

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Ritvik Rai
20th Nov 17

Great place to know more about birds

Great place to know more about birds  Video Review

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Shivi N
28th Oct 17

Great place for Nature Enthusiasts

Great place for Nature Enthusiasts  Video Review

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Avinash Tomer
28th Oct 17

Good place for Bird watchers.

Good place for Bird watchers.  Video Review

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Capricorn Girl
28th Oct 17

Weekend getaway

Weekend getaway  Video Review

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vastu
16th Jun 18

Very nice birdwatching place

Very nice birdwatching place  Video Review

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Mr.rai
20th Nov 17

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary (Dec-Feb)

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Pragna kum
14th Aug 16

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

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Sandeep Kuncham
14th Aug 16

What travellers are saying about Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Experience scale
  • Excellent 13
  • Very Good 10
  • Good 5
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Operating hours

Summer:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Winter:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
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Sanctuaries
Entry:
paid
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Pets
94% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Vastupal Sakaria

Vastupal Sakaria5.0/5

87 reviews

Weekend trip

We had gone to this place on our way to Mysore overall the place is just great very near and clean good peace of mind great variety of birds and crocodiles around greens at its best time to go is in early morning around 830 am than the rush increases. Overall a great place must visit on your way to Mysore
  • Weekend trip
  • Weekend trip
  • Weekend trip
  • Weekend trip
    +6

Prasad

Prasad5.0/5

2 reviews

Birders' Paradise

A fantastic spot for bird lovers and bird photographers as well, with opportunity to take pics of flying birds while boating. One can see a wide range of birds here and its a great weekend time to spend.
  • Birders' Paradise
  • Birders' Paradise

Anand Shivraj

Anand Shivraj4.3/5

1 review

Great place to see Birds sanctuary.

We had visited this when we went to Mysore and we really had great experience and I should definitely say that this place won't upset you or your kids at all. Here you need to take the boat ride to enjoy the birds and we have seen different varieties of birds and the most surprised visit was crocodiles around 4 crocodiles but they don't disturb the boat ride.The road View to reach the sanctuary is also really nice filled with greenary and it's photography place.

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  • Great place to see Birds sanctuary.
  • Great place to see Birds sanctuary.
  • Great place to see Birds sanctuary.
  • Great place to see Birds sanctuary.
    +7

Sameermahmood

Sameermahmood5.0/5

1 review

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

One of best places to watch migratory birds. The boats to go round the lakes are motorized to preserve the place in its natural beauty. We saw birds from Siberia, Australia, to name a few. If I say the names of the birds, it's not worth watching as you may check-in google and close. But these birds are very beautiful from closeup. I will shortly add the photos.

Pradeep Ramachandran

Pradeep Ramachandran4.3/5

226 reviews

Must visit by natural lovers ...

Good place to visit. Well maintained and neatly arranged everything. It is close to Mysore around 12 km only. We can see many verities of birds from across the globe. Many birds coming from south and North america. Also more than 200 crocodile in this place. It is amazing and not attack any tourists. Entry fee per head 60 and boating for 60 Rs respectively. Need good camera while visiting this place.

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  • Must visit by natural lovers ...
  • Must visit by natural lovers ...
  • Must visit by natural lovers ...
  • Must visit by natural lovers ...
    +5

Jigar Vador

Jigar Vador3.6/5

9 reviews

Very nice place to visit for nature lovers, bird watchers and photographers

The place is very good and well-maintained. The main attraction is the boat ride where they take us to see the migratory birds and huge Crocodiles. The boat ride seems pretty short but considering that these are rowing boats we must understand the limitations. A good place for any kind of group, family or friends close to Bangalore.

Venkatesh V

Venkatesh V4.3/5

23 reviews

Worth the visit

We visited the same during the month of November 2015. It was a wonderful trip, which was well coordinated and scheduled prior to our visit to KRS. It's on the way, the area is huge and full of greenery. For those interested, they can opt in for boating too. It gives a great opportunity for us to see croc's lazying out on rocks. Not many of the birds were sighted. There is also a observatory on top. Overall a different experience.

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Manjith Babu

Manjith Babu4.3/5

4 reviews

A must visit for the birders and nature lovers

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, situated on the banks of River Kaveri is the largest bird sanctuary in Karnataka. It is located just 3 kms away from the historic town Srirangapatna and 130kms from Bangalore. The place is well connected. You can get numerous buses from Bangalore. All buses going to Mysore will stop at Srirangapatna. And it is also well connected by train. From Srirangapatna you can take an auto and reach the sanctuary.The Sanctuary is home to around 170 species of birds. 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, Night heron, Great stone plover, River tern, Pied Kingfisher and the list goes on. The sanctuary is also home to Mugger crocodile also known as March crocodile. And you can find flying fox, mongoose, palm civets and some other mammals. Boating is the best way to explore the place and watch birds. Best season is from September to January.

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  • A must visit for the birders and nature lovers
  • A must visit for the birders and nature lovers
  • A must visit for the birders and nature lovers
  • A must visit for the birders and nature lovers
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Dibyendu Ghosh

Dibyendu Ghosh3.6/5

16 reviews

A Nice place to feel the Nature

It is a beautiful Bird Sanctuary named as Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. But the thing is that if you go in the perfect season then your feel will be better. Here huge kinds of Birds of the world are here. We can find the Beauty of Nature Here. A must place to be if you are visiting Mysore.

Ann Kurian

Ann Kurian3.9/5

4 reviews

Good place to spend time with family

One of the beautiful bird sanctuary close to Bangalore. It's a nice place to spend time with family watching different types of Birds. Also kids enjoyed the boat ride around the place thereby getting to see many types of Birds.

Photos of Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Mysore

Photo by

Viswanathan Singanallur

Ranganthitu bird sanctuary
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Mysore

Photo by

Viswanathan Singanallur

Ranganthitu bird sanctuary
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Mysore

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Lokesh Nagaraj

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Mysore