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Great place to see Birds sanctuary.

Review of Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Mysore

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Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 152,
in Mysore
Average Rating
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43 Ratings & 36 Reviews

What travellers are saying about Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

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  • Good 7
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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36 traveller reviews for Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

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Anand Shivraj

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  • Anand Shivraj
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 10 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  88 readers

"Great place to see Birds sanctuary."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 5, 2017
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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  • Sameermahmood
  • 1 Review
  •  110 readers

"Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 28, 2017
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.
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Pradeep Ramachandran

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  • Pradeep Ramachandran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 992 photos
  • 200 Reviews
  •  85 helpful votes
  •  84713 readers

"Must visit by natural lovers ..."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 9, 2017
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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Jigar Vador

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  • Jigar Vador
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 9 Reviews
  •  1197 readers

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

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 18, 2016
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.
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Venkatesh V

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  • Venkatesh V
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 photos
  • 23 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  277589 readers

"Worth the visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2016
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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About Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Summer: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Winter: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM

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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