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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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Birds in Natural Habitat

I rented a boat for 1000 rupees. It was an experience of a lifetime since it took about an hour or more but loved to watch these different species of birds in thier natural... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Nayaz A
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Mysore, India

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Mysore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I rented a boat for 1000 rupees. It was an experience of a lifetime since it took about an hour or more but loved to watch these different species of birds in thier natural habitat. You will also come across crocodiles in the middle of the river.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were unfortunate in going in the middle of the monsoon season when the river Kaveri is at it's strongest force. The boat trips to the 7 islands in the sanctuary had stopped and we had to watch the birds from the banks of the river. The place is clean and well maintained, the birds are not generally disturbed with... More 

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Bangalore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

You want birds at their natural habitat for photography, this is a wonderful place. I was overjoyed to see so many birds and crocodile. The photo capture was also very good. !!!

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Visakhapatnam, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Beautiful place. Going around in the lake on a special hired boat is a wonderfully peaceful experience. Lots of fauna and fauna. Not to miss the cordials at such close proximity.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very good place. You should go as early as possible otherwise you will not be able to spot birds. You can see host of migrated birds. You should go for the boat ride immidiately . They charge 1000 for a personalised boat and 50 per hear other wise . The personalised boat will take you for almost and hour to... More 

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mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a place worth visit. Make sure you are there just as soon as the sanctuary opens before it gets too crowded to look around peacefully. There are 7 small islands which are the nesting place for all the different kinds of birds. They take you by boat around all the islands where you can spot the birds and... More 

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Ranganthittu covering an area of less than 1sq km , on the river Cauvery , about 13 km away from Mysore and 4 km away from Srirangapatnam has very high bird population density . The part that visitors are allowed to see is a slow section of the river , with many little islands which form nesting sites for sorts... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Bangalore has many attractions nearby and most of them gets an overload of tourists on long weekends but this one attraction where fortunately not huge number of people come here. So you can have piece of nature all to yourself. The is the oldest bird sanctuary in India founded by Salim Ali with help of King of Mysore. The place... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This was not on our original list of places to visit while we were visiting Mysore.As we entered the park we realized we would have to walk a bit to spot the birds. I remembered reading on tripadvisor that there was an option for boat and we thought of trying that first. We had reserved the entire boat for the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This place is so out of the blue in the middle of a highway I didn't quite expect these many birds and even crocodiles. The boating is a must do.

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Address: Srirangapatna | Krishnarajasagar dam road, 571427, India
Phone Number: 82322 24600
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Karnataka

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