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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

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Address: Srirangapatna | Krishnarajasagar dam road, 571427, India
Phone Number: 82322 24600
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Ranganathittu is a bird sanctuary that can be visited throughout the year...
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.
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A paradise near Bangalore for bird lovers

Such a hidden and underrated attraction near Bangalore. You will be pleasantly surprised to find out such a plethora of migratory birds hanging around the Kauvery protected... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Such a hidden and underrated attraction near Bangalore. You will be pleasantly surprised to find out such a plethora of migratory birds hanging around the Kauvery protected sanctuary. Adding to the topping is the crocodiles sights while boating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

There are birds and bats in the trees and crocodiles in the water below. Don't reach your arms over your canoe's sides. You pay an admission to the sanctuary. Along the short walk to the water, there is a nicely landscaped path and bamboo. Near the water, you hire someone to paddle you in a boat or canoe. I loved... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We visited the sanctuary around mid-March and were not disappointed. Close to Srirangapatna and Mysore, it's like a secret treasure island, calm and quiet and mecca for the bird-watchers. We spotted various types of egrets, cranes, stork, king-fisher etc. while boating. A real delight for naturelovers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were told not to see this for the time of year we were visiting. the birds mostly have migrated. But I am here to tell you to go anyway. There was plenty to see. I loved the boat ride right up to the very large hanging fruit bats. The Painted Storks were nesting and hatching babies. What a fun... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Just north of Mysore is a riverside bird sanctuary, hundreds of birds and fruit bats. Just get on a slow tour boat for a few rupees and cruise around for an hour. Lovely birds and fun to be w Indian families.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have been to Ranganthitu Bird Sanctuary ample times. It is located near Srirangapatna on the outskirts of Mysore Town. Its about 120 kms from Bangalore. A very serene and calm place to watch the different types of birds in action here. You can see the birds on the trees in the islands of the river cauvery in Ranganthitu. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I went here with some friends to enjoy the peaceful setting and watch some birds. We arrived a few hours before dusk, and watched as more birds arrived to nest for the night. There is a huge variety here, and just watching them is very calming. You should go for a boat ride to get the best view. Our boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Best place to visit with family.. Got to see lot of varieties of birds.. love the place..staff are very Co operative. . Gave lot of information about the birds..

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Just a short delightful drive from Bengaluru. Remember to visit during the nesting season, though it can be noisy and crowded with tourists. The winter brings in ducks & waders from northern latitudes. For itinerant birdwatchers, there's something for the whole year as there are local resident birds as well as migrants - both short distance as well as long... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It's one of d most amazing place to see.....April n may is d best months to visit coz Ull find more birds in dis season.... I recommend u guys to opt private boat.... Wel maintain!!!

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