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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Near Brindavan gardens | Krishnarajasagar dam road, India
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Ranked #81 of 851 Attractions in Karnataka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This place is ok to visit if you are travelling from Mysore to Bangalore. An interesting fact, the birds you could see from Jan - June is different from July to Dec. My expectation was too high when I planned this visit, though it was not so. In my visit, I could see a crocodile too, when I took the... More

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

You get to see a variety of birds here, especially around November. They also have boating around crocodiles. I love taking pics of the yoga birds, go there and you'll know what I mean :)

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Well maintained place. Its people who spoil it. The forest department have kept it clean. Best time to visit for bird watching is in Jan. Feb. Otherwise, you will not see different varieties of birds. There is however lots of birds of same species about 3-4 anytime of the year I think. If you are not happy with the varieties... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I had visited the place along with my family members. None of us are avid bird watchers, yet a visit to this place was worth it. For bird lovers, this sanctuary hosts a wide range of migratory birds that nestle on the banks of Cauvery here. For non birdwatchers, this place is a great weekend breakaway from the hustle and... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited this month (Aug end) and the weather was super.. cool and breezy. you can constantly hear the chirping of the birds and the bamboo chiming in the wind. The place has a peculiar smell of the birds, trees, feathers. The place is big and ideal for a day picnic too. The sanctuary is well maintained - adequate parking... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The place is an absolute must visit. The boat ride to the small islands was amazing. Spotted so many birds and crocodiles as well !!! The guide (boat man) was very helpful is identifying the birds and sharing some details about them. All this for a minimal fee. Highly recommended if you are visiting Mysore.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My friend and I left for Mysore on a Sunday morning. It was an overcast and cloudy sky. We had some work in the morning and decided to drop by the bird sanctuary on our way back. We reached the park by around 3:30 PM. We took a boat for ourselves and the boatman was quite helpful in taking us... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I found the Bird sanctuary to be well maintained and peaceful. Unfortunately, we visited at the wrong time. The River Cauvery was overflowing and the boating was not available which I understand is the best way to get a close view of the birds.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went in July when there was water over-flow in dam. So no boating in Ranganthittu. But you can find lot of birds and beautiful bird's chips. Though I m not a good in identifying birds variety, I love spending time in nature. We took beautiful photos and enjoy the calm and nature.

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Mysore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Its so nature connected place. The waters, boating, walkways & watch towers. You can easily spend hours of time together with your loved ones if you are a nature lover or else this place is not for you. You can see lot of different kinds of birds usually but since we visited this month that is June and it is... More

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