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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Near Brindavan gardens | Krishnarajasagar dam road, India
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Ranked #89 of 852 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Ours was mainly a birding trip to Ranganthettu. Boating was not on cos of high water level, but we still managed to see few birds. Brown headed barbet and asian Koel in the parking lot itself. Black headed ibis have huge colonies there, Also saw lot of Brahminy kites. Timings are a disappointment. They are from 8.30 pm to 6... More

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Hyderabad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We visited Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary on the Dusshera weekend. The place is quite clean and well maintained. The main attraction is a 20 minute boat ride that takes you around the islands in the river where migratory birds nest. The place was full of birds and we could identify at least 5 different species, including Ibis and types of herons.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Unfortunately the boats were not operating due to high waters. Nevertheless, a peaceful place to visit and walk along the river. Didn't see too many different bird varieties, but I understand the boating experience would have been much better.

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I have visited this place several times and you never get bored seeing again and again.A peace heaven for bird lovers especially in seasons.Located close to mysore on cauvery river and ambience is too good.Lot of parking place of course at a price but still worth it.Go for boating so that you can have close view of birds.Food not available... More

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Very quiet, neat place and if you are a bird lover then a really awesome place. Include this in your bangalore / mysore trip and it will not dissappoint you! ... You can also spot crocodiles if you get to go boating. A nice picnic getaway with small children too. Best Time: November / December ... We went in september... More

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Coimbatore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We visited bird sanctuary during October, it was great experience to be there. We saw many birds and few crocodiles floating during boating. It is nice place for children who love bird watching. It has nice atmosphere, i recommend to visit with family.

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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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