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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Just outside Srirangapatna, 4th from Srirangapatna, near Mysuru, the Cauvery river meanders around a string of tiny nesting sites of waterfowls.  Experiences the excitement of a boat ride that takes you within touching distance of the birds as marsh crocodiles bask in the sun.  Delight watching the winged visitors making happy forays into the water.  You could also you’re your powers of observation by trying to spot flying branches of the tallest trees at dusk.

Best season: Jan to Sept

Flora and Fauna        

River in the forest as well as some deciduous forests, bamboo, eucalyptus, figs, jamun and Karanji.  Mammals and Reptiles.  The flying fox, bonnet macaque, common otter, common mongoose, palm civet are some of the mammals and reptiles like marsh crocodile are found here.


Bird life includes the little cormorant, large cormorand, darter, white ibis, spoonbill, open-billed stork, painted stork, egret, heron, river term, great stone plover, kingfisher, Indian cliff swallow, and the lesser whistling teal.

Timings: 8.30 am to 6.00 pm.
Entrance: Rs.20 for Indians, Rs. 60 for Foreigners
Distance: Mysuru -19km, Bangalore -128km.