Kokrebellur Bird Sanctuary

Kokrebellur Bird Sanctuary, Mandya: Address, Kokrebellur Bird Sanctuary Reviews: 3.5/5

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MohanSK777
8 contributions
Jul 2015
You have to visit this place, The village itself is a bird sactuary , very natural. Dont expect some great views. Its a very small village and birds comes from all over the world and enjoy the stay.
Written August 14, 2015
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Joshua
Bengaluru, India20 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
A deviation off Mysore road takes you to this relatively unknown village, where one can walk and spot birds. Not organized (perhaps that's a good thing), and you need to be there in season when the birds come to raise their young.
Written February 12, 2015
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Adeeb unisa
Mysuru (Mysore), India355 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
If you plan here make sure to enquire the seasons where you can watch out the birds. Otherwise it's a big flop to be here
Written August 19, 2019
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Bala Tripura S
Bengaluru, India3,234 contributions
Feb 2021
This sanctuary is just a deviation from Bangalore Mysore high at Rudrakshipura.From that deviation it is just 13kms and we can see sign boards till we reach the village called K.Bellur.There are lot of birds which are busy in nesting on the trees in the village and after that breeding season starts and by April month we can see small chicks in the nest.It is very heartwarming moment to see their mothers try to protect the chicks from the sun heat under their wings and they will be feeding the food to their kids with so much of care and love.Beat season is from Dec-Apr
Written March 1, 2021
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Profvns
Bengaluru, India546 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
For Bangaloreans life is mechanical that makes them monotonous by week end because they are kept busy throughout the day inevitably for one reason or the other. I suggest that when you are planning to escape from the city grind for a day and looking for a place particularly during December and March, then Kokkarebelluru is an absolute heaven to enjoy life to come out of weary of city life and breath a life of sigh in satisfaction. Kokkarebelluru village is situated near Maddur between Mysore and Bangalore at 85km from Bangalore. It is in Maddur taluk of Mandya district of Karnataka in India.
Actually “Bellur” is the name of this village, which is famous for jaggery (Bella) where varieties of birds come in lot from far off countries in every season as such it, is identified as ‘Kokkarebelluru’. ‘Kokkare’; means Crane or “Painted Storks”, “stork” or “pelican” and ‘bellur’ means ”white village”. This hamlet is flourishing on the bird’s droppings (dung= pichike) which are called “guano”, because the dung contains rich potassium. The dung is used for cultivation that yields rich returns. They believe that these birds bring fortune and prosperity to them.
My friends pointed out nesting in all the trees found. Sugarcane is largely grown here. Kokkarebelluru is situated on the banks of Shimsha River that flows further to confluence with River Cauvery. We can enjoy its beautiful location as it is pleasant to see birds in their natural habitat when they arrive to enter their shells. I saw an ideal co-ordination between these people, who not only offer us a good bird watching experience but also make us know the human-birds relationship. They are an exceptional example of how they happily co-exist in a beautiful manner. The village is one of the 21 breeding sites existing in India.
The migratory birds have made nesting in clusters of 15 to 20 pairs in each tree for their dwelling to breed, each year. We can see their arrival soon after monsoon rains in September to prepare their nests. They lay eggs starting from October to November. After laying eggs they fledge around for three months. From March onwards tirelessly feed their hatchlings in summer. By then they have prepared for return journey in May. They re-migrate again year after year and this has been going on since several decades.
There is good lot of water source in the vicinity of this village having water bodies like large lakes to meet the food needs for birds, which get sumptuous fishes and shell fishes favourite to them. Spot-billed pelicans and painted storks are seen nesting, mostly in tamarind trees. The regrettable fact is that painted storks and spotbilled pelicans are classified as “near threatened category” in IUCN Red List of 2009.
One can spot more than 200 birds around each year in this scenic village where we can see paddy fields, cattle, water, and lots of exotic birds.
The women folk are very much attached to these flying guests. They take care of the nests during blank period. I have heard them saying that “For us, these birds are like a daughter coming home for delivery.” They are sentimentally attached to the bird-daughters of the village.
Best season to visit is January to May. Maddur has railway and bus stations. From Maddur you can take autos or any other vehicle .
To get there from Bangalore on Mysore road turn left after Channapatna and before Maddur. There is a prominent yellow sign pointing Kokrebellur and a circle, proceed further for about 10km to reach Kokkarebelluru to derive optimum satisfaction of days trip.
Written November 22, 2015
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Raj021
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Jul 2019 • Family
If you are expecting it to be Ranganathittu you are wrong. Here there is no certain places to see the birds, we should roam in the village to see the birds on the trees. It will be there from Dec to Mar only. Don't at all come in other months.
Written July 22, 2019
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Soorya C
8 contributions
Jan 2018
Happened to hear about this on the radio and decided to swing by on the way to Ranganathittu bird sanctuary... Its an absolute surprise. Just 1 short street of houses and trees where these beautiful pelicans nest. The villagers speak only kannada, but were totally wonderful to us. They took us through their houses to show us different birds and nests... It hardly takes 10 min to walk across, but would be a great place for photographers to take close ups of the pelicans.
Written November 12, 2018
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Milind Raj
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
Mar 2018
Kokkare Belluru is the best place for "photographers" who are passionate about birds photography. Painted Stork, Spot-billed pelican, Little Cormorant, Ibis, Parakeets, Bee-eaters, King Fisher, Indian Roller are the most common birds one can come across .The place is well connected to road and located 15 kms away from Maddur and 87 kms from Bengaluru. The Shimsha river flows between the village.The birds like Painted Stork and Pelican hunt fishes in large number as their prey and carry them towards the nest. Photographers will definitely get flight shot and feeding pictures in this place.
The birds appears to be very close and one who have 300 mm lens can capture good action pictures.
There is no "Entry Fee" for tourister. The villagers are very good by nature and friendly too. Parking is available to park the vehicles, also one can roam the entire village by walk, roughly it takes up to 30 - 60 minutes for normal person to see the whole sanctuary whereas it takes upto 2-3 hours for a photographer to get his/her best shots.
The best time to visit this place is from November to June.
Written November 7, 2018
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CoolTravelFreak
Bengaluru, India347 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
This is a beautiful place .. Going in june made the trip even more beautiful .. This is one of the best Bird Sanctuaries in India .. Totally Eco .. Do visit
Written May 11, 2018
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KINISJ
Bengaluru, India106 contributions
Feb 2018
if you want to see nature and mankind live in perfect harmony visit kokkare bellur. let me first tell you that the season to visit this lovely place is between November to may-June. in November these winged friends or rather "GHAR KI BAHUS" come here from different parts of the world to expand their families and fly back in may-June with their little ones. please refer Wikipedia for details of painted storks and pelicans. we visited last week i.e., feb 2018. we were on the lookout for these birds perched on the trees amidst water bodies,BUT to our amazement we found these birds living happily being family members of the villagers right at the center of civilization. they all are perched atop mostly tamarind trees within the precincts of the village. what a beautiful sight it was to behold that the villagers,cattles, pet animals are all part of the life of these birds and in perfect harmony and bliss. please experience the divine
vibrations here as you roam around the village. the village is maintained immaculately clean.
we interacted with the villagers and came to know that these feathered beauties are like daughters of the village
who are residing in far flung parts of the world and visit SASURAL (mother"s place) for parturition.
the place is about 85 km from Bangalore and you may google map for the route.
there is no hotel nearby
please try tatte idli (plate idli) at bidadi and maddur vada at shivalli hotel
also write your experience in the trip advisor so that other enthusiasts shall benefit
Written February 5, 2018
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