My visit to Ranganathittu was quiet by chance when we stayed overnight at Srirangapatna (near Mysore) and came to know of the place which is only 5 kms from our hotel.
We drove into the sanctuary early morning at around 7AM and nobody was there at that time.
Luckily we found one boatman who offered us 1 hr boat ride and bird watching in the Cauvery.
We were amazed to find the birds (pelicans, cranes, kingfishers, herons, egret and what not) in abundance. Crocs were visible in the water swimming or under the sun. It was a remarkable sight. Morning light allowed us to to take snaps at high speed.
I would rate by overall experience as one of the best which I have encountered till. Came back at around 8:30PM. Post paid the park entry fees as the counter just opened at that time.
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