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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Address: Srirangapatna | Krishnarajasagar dam road, 571427, India
Phone Number: 82322 24600
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Ranked #75 of 804 Attractions in Karnataka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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, 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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Well maintained. Awesome birds - saw 20 plus varieties including the painted stork from Siberia and pelicans. Lots of marsh crocodiles (bonus ;)) Personally, liked it better than the over-rated Mysore zoo!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

One of the best place you to see many birds like Kingfishers/ Pelicans/ Painted Stork/ Asian Openbill Stork/ Common Spoonbill/ Woolly-necked Stork/ Black-headed Ibis/ Lesser Whistling Duck/ Indian Shag/ egrets/ cormorants/ Oriental Darter, and herons etc. Lovely place to visit. Place is located near mysoreand best time to visit the place in morning and evening. You can use boats to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

very nice sanctuary were you can have a boat trip of about 10 min to get closer to the birds and crocodiles.vey enjoyable....

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Ranganathittu bird sanctuary is a very beautiful place in Mandya district of karnataka. Its around 135 Km from Bangaluru. Lots of birds come to this place during winter (NOV - FEB). The birds like Palicon, River tern etc. will be available here. And its a very good place for photographers. We left from Bangaluru around 6:30 in the morning and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visited this place with my family on the way to Mysore, all I can say is I am speechless... The amazing place with super cool waterfront, The migratory birds are cherry on the cake and off course not to miss the live view of crocodiles swimming in the water just next to your boat.. I was amazed to see how... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The migrating birds are seen mostly between Nov-Jan ever year. Normally one could spot herons, ibis, different kinds of storks, egrets, terns, darters, spoonbills, pelicans etc. Apart from the birds you could spot sun-basking crocodiles in some of the islets.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

At a distance of only 135 kms from the heart of Bangalore lies this amazing haven for water birds.This place lures both birdwatchers and photography enthusiasts, simply because of its setting and the accessibility for observing multiple species of bird that nest or travel here. The best way to explore the greenery shrouded-backwaters here is by boat. The ride is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Imagine a place where you have variety of birds migrating from places as far as European countries. The right time to visit here is around January/February, especially in the evening hours as that's the time for birds to fly back to their nests. Bird Watchers would love to click these birds as they look beautiful from every angle!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Nice place for birders. There are 2 watch towers from where you can spot the birds easily. You can take wonderful pictures from the watch towers with a 400mm lens. 2-3 hours is more than sufficient. Try to take boating if available. Generally boating will be available only when the water flow is less. Please call the authorities(+918212481159) before you... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great place for bird photography! I was told early Jan is a better place to go there. Got few good shots !

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