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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Srirangapatna | Krishnarajasagar dam road, 571427, India
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+91 82322 24600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised to see the neatness with which the sanctuary was maintained. The boats rowed by the sanctuary personnel take you only for a short distance. The water is infested with crocodiles and one could see a variety of birds. There is a restaurant...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wholesome_life
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best time would be in the mornings. The boat ride is a must. The boat man took us very close to the rock where a crocodile was resting. It was very scary at first but soon we realised that no animal will react unless...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Beena T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on my way to Coorg and decided to spend some time here. And I never regret my decision. This is based on Kaveri river and a part of it is open for public. There are small islands and birds like Painted stork,spoon-bill,Pelicans,Night heron,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Mitali2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are enthusiastic birders and never miss any opportunity During our recent trip Mysore from Bangalore we found about this bird sanctuary which is on the way just 15 km short of Mysore It is based on theKaveri river with lots of islands interspersed where...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank BONEMAKER
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sanctuary has opened a small part for the public to visit. But it's a must with kids. They enjoy the boat ride where you can spot seasonal birds like Pelicans, storks, cormorants etc.best to go during the early morning or the evening hours when...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

We had been to this Bird Sanctuary on our way to Mysore from Bangalore. This is located at about 3 Kms from Srirangapatna. Entrance for Adult is Rs.70/- and for children Rs.10/-.. for Car, they are charging Rs.50/-. Camera charge is quite costly. The park...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank WVR7933
Reviewed January 10, 2019

The expense of entry was not matched by the experience. INR400 basic entry, INR400 for boat ride (1/2 hour promised, 20 mins delivered) & camera for boat ride INR100 (required only of foreigners & those with large professional cameras). Save money on the boat ride,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank guevaratwins
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Excellent place for week end getaways. This is located at Srirangapatna and is very close to Mysore city. Beautiful congregation of birds is a wonderful sight to watch. Often there are many migratory birds from various parts of the world.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Srini52
Reviewed December 24, 2018

was passing through mysore enroute to kerala it was a very short break for 2 hours at this place . had visited twice before. reached by 11.30 am on 19 dec 2018. apart from entry ticket if you carry a camera lens more than 200...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank harikeshpk
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

One of the most fascinating part of this place is it's unique lake which is full of crocodiles. Being there several years before, I was comfortable with idea of boating in the lake but this might be a deterrent to someone coming here first time....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 31, 2018|
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Response from Aliamma G | Reviewed this property |
I had traveled in June 2018 and spotted many varieties which I had listed in my review. Heavy rains and flooding in the sanctuary had damaged the set up and the place was closed in September. December /January is the best... More
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Yes, there are charges to be paid for camera especially with zoom lenses. Tariff is notified at the entrance.
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ZeeC71
Potomac, Maryland
Possible Itinerary: recommendations/suggestions? (9 Replies)
We would like to follow the itinerary listed below from Bangalore: Day 1: Leave Bangalore in the morning, drive to Srirangapatna. Go see Ranganathanswamy Temple, Ranganathittu bird sanctuary and Brindavan Gardens. Drive to Mysore and stay the night at Mysore Day 2: Palace, Museum, Bonsai Garden. Chamundi Hills. Drive to Banddipur Tiger Reserve. Stay at the Bandipur National Park Day 3: Safari in the morning. Drive to Shivanasamudra waterfalls. Back to Bangalore. Too much? Too...More
April 17, 2012|
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hi, see this plan day 1 ; Bangalore day 2 ; Mysore and Singapatana day 3 ; coorg wild life day 4 ; Hassan day 5 ; Bangalore regards Kerala dayz
ayan_the_voyager
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Bangalore-Mysore-Coorg-Ooty-Bangalore trip in September (6 Replies)
Hi, We're planning to visit Mysore (1N), Coorg (2N), Ooty (3N), Bangalore (1N) starting from 18th of this month. We'll be flying to Bangalore from Kolkata. Here is the initial itinerary. Please suggest if it's too hectic as we're travelling with our 2 years old son so that we can modify accordingly? Also I would need hotel and cab recommendations for our trip. Day 1: Arrive at Bangalore airport on 18th morning/noon and transfer to Mysore [en-route visit Channapattana,...More
September 09, 2014|
Response fromDeepak_01|
Your itinerary is doable although a bit tight.If you can extend by couple of days,it would be better. Roads are overall good. Day 3 : Ranganathittu bird sanctuary is near Srirangapattana & not in Coorg and can be clubbed accordingly.
ayan_the_voyager
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Bangalore-Mysore-Coorg-Ooty-Bangalore trip in September (5 Replies)
Hi, We're planning to visit Mysore (1N), Coorg (2N), Ooty (3N), Bangalore (1N) starting from 18th of this month. We'll be flying to Bangalore from Kolkata. Here is the initial itinerary. Please suggest if it's too hectic as we're travelling with our 2 years old son so that we can modify accordingly? Also I would need hotel and cab recommendations for our trip. Day 1: Arrive at Bangalore airport on 18th morning/noon and transfer to Mysore [en-route visit Channapattana,...More
September 09, 2014|
Response frommrajank|
Day 3: Ranganathitu bird sanctuary. This is near Mysore and is best to combine it with your day 1 program. The rest (Thalacauvery, Madikeri ) are in a different direction. Roads are a mixed bag post the monsoons. While the highways are good, some of the sections (especially on the Mysore to Ooty stretch and a few around Madikeri) would slow you down - may be broken bits or pot holed, but nothing like not motor able. Rajan