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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Near Brindavan gardens | Krishnarajasagar dam road, India
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As featured in Daytrips from Bangalore
Ranked #62 of 830 attractions in Karnataka
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Ranganathittu is a bird sanctuary that can be visited throughout the year by bird lovers. Easily accessible from Bangalore, enroute to Mysore,... more » Owner description: Ranganathittu is a bird sanctuary that can be visited throughout the year by bird lovers. Easily accessible from Bangalore, enroute to Mysore, visiting this place is a great option for both children and adults. Visit early in the morning and hire a boat. November heralds in the winter migrants who stay put until March, adding to the already numerous varieties of birds you can see here. « less
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Bangalore, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This place seems to make everyone want to be an ornithologist ! There are just far too many species of birds that you can sit and watch all day. Boat ride is comfortable and long enough to ensure you get a close up of many birds and crocodiles. The Dr. Salim Ali center has a short documentary about the sanctuary... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Its uniqueness stems from the natural environment enhanced by the 6 islands that has become a home to over 150 bird species and 100 crocodiles. Whether you are in an open boat or closed one, you see and feel one with nature. The sanctuary gives protection to birds and its the only natural bird centre in India where you get... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We went in late March with all birds nesting and feeding their young. We went before 10am to see the most possible. It is about 20 minutes from Mysore on the way to Bangalore. It was mesmerising, even for someone who is not at all a bird watcher. We saw stork family birds, pelicans, spoonbeek birds, sleeping fruit bats hanging... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Sublime, peacefull , exhillarating, educating , nostalgic , free dom, green .... these are the words that come to my mind on every visit to this sanctuary . I have been here atleast 4 times in last 10 years and this place seems to always attract me with the wonderful flights of birds and their lives. The Crocs were enjoying... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It's amazing getting this close to wild crocs! simply loved the place. Croc spotting was the best there. The staff ensure that all safety measures are followed for adults and Kids. its a perfect one day getaway for all. the park is a little low on the amenities, but that helps preserve the last remaining patch of green. Double Thumbs... More

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Bangalore, India
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I believe bird watchers/ photographers would finish packing their gear and be on the move before reading the first couple of words :P. Being in close proximity to Bangalore and Mysore it falls under the One day trip category. It's a pure delight for bird watchers and photographers. Loads of birds to watch. Boat ride for the fun lovers and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We visited this place en route to Mysore from Bangalore so did not have as long as we would have wished for in this very special place. However we did greatly enjoy our short time there. We saw a variety of large birds at fairly close range and several crocodiles sunning themselves on rocks in the lakes We do feel... More

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The sanctuary is a delight to the eyes. There are ample birds to watch in season, which I guess spans the winter months till early march. The boat ride experience is nice if you do see the birds up close. Certainly a very good photo opportunity place.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We had a wonderful time at the sanctuary. Thanks to the other reviews I had read on tripadvisor we made the Rs 1000/- boat trip. It was absolutely an wonderful experience to see the swallow nests!! Will recommend everybody to go to Ranganathittu and yes, dont miss the longer boat trip. The place more than makes up the long drive... More

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We visited the Bird sanctuary for the first time, and it was a nice experience .The boat ride was good and thrilling ,but a little scary cos of the crocodiles which swim nearby.Worth visiting.Some precautions to be taken on the boat ride is not to put your hand in the water and to use life jackets

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