Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary

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Highlights

Rating
Rated 4.3 / 5 - based on 100 reviews
Attractions : Bird Sanctuary
Season : November to December,January to June
Weather : Summer (20 to 37°C), Winter (15 to 30°C)

Details

Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary spans an area of 1 sq km. In this area, there are six islets on the banks of the river Kaveri. The bird sanctuary is just 3 kilometers away from the historic town of Srirangapatna. Ranganthittu is the largest bird sanctuary in the state. The season to visit the park is from November to June. The best time to watch migratory birds is usually December. 

History

This sanctuary was setup by Dr. Salim Ali, one of the most celebrated ornithologists in India. It was setup in 1940. Dr. Salim Ali discovered that the isles of this region was an important nesting ground for birds. He convinced the then rules, the Wodeyars of Mysore to declare this a wildlife sanctuary.

Ranganthittu tourist attractions

Bird watching

Prominently seen birds include Painted Storks, Common Spoonbill, Wooly-necked stork, Indian Shag, Stork-billed Kingfisher etc. Other birds include The Great Stone Plover, River Tern, Streak-throated Swallows. Birds can be observed from the shores. A good binocular will help in better birds spotting. 

Boat tour of Ranganthittu sanctuary

The boat ride of the isles are a popular attraction at Ranganthittu. The ride gives a great view of the resting birds. Apart from the birds, one can get a good view of the crocodiles, otters and bats.

Things to do in Ranganthittu

  • Enjoy the surroundings and bird sigthings. Spend time in the park.
  • Take a boat ride. It offers wonderful opportunities for bird sighting.

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Travel Guide

How to reach Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary

Nearest Bus station:-

Srirangapatna is the nearest bus station.

Nearest Railway Station:-

Srirangapatna is the nearest railway station.

Nearest airport:-

Mysore Airport is the nearest airport.

How to reach Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary from Bangalore

Bus

There are KSRTC buses at regular intervals from Bangalore to Mysore.  Get down in Srirangapatna. From there, any private buses or taxi can be taken to reach Ranganthittu.

Train

There are trains available from Bengaluru to Srirangapatna. From Srirangapatna, Ranganthittu is just 8km away. The trains and their schedules are given below.

Bengaluru to Srirangapatna trains

TPTY CMNR PASS (Train number 56214 ) - This train is available on all the days of the week. It departs from Bengaluru at 7:30 am. Approximate journey time is 2 hours 19 minutes.

RAJYARANI  EXP (Train number 16558) - This train is available on all the days of the week. It departs from Bengaluru at 10:30 am. Approximate journey time is 2 hours.

CHAMUNDI EXPRES(Train number 16216) - This train is available on all the days of the week. It departs from Bengaluru at 6:15 pm. Approximate journey time is 2 hours 9 minutes.

MYSORE PASS (Train number 56264) - This train is available on all the days of the week. It departs from Bengaluru at 1:55 pm. Approximate journey time is 3 hours.

Car/ Taxi

From Bangalore, connect to the Bangalore - Mysore road which is a four lane highway. Travel for around 100 kilometers. After reaching Srirangapatna, look out for sign boards on the right. Take a right turn to reach Ranganthittu.

How to reach Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary from Mysore

Bus

Buses are available from Mysore to Srirangapatna. From Srirangapatna auto/taxi can be hired to reach Ranganthittu. 

Car/ Taxi

Ranganthittu is approximately 18 kilometers from Mysore. From New Kantharaj Urs road, connect to KRS road. Turn left towards car parking area to reach Ranganthittu.

 

Maps

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