Shuka Vana - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Mysore Junction): 5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: At Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 5 km from Mysore Railway Station, Shuka Vana is a bird aviary situated in the serene premises of Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama, Mysore. Located on Nanjanagud- Mysore Highway, it is one of the must-visit tourist places in Mysore, especially for bird lovers.

Literally means Parrot Park, the Shuka Vana Bird Aviary was established by Dr. S. Subramanya, a well-known veterinarian and ornithologist, in collaboration with Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji of Avadhoota Datta Peetham. The aviary was inaugurated in 2011 with the vision of providing shelter to injured & uncared birds, fostering their well-being, and conserving their habitats.

The Aviary is home to more than 450 species of parrots totaling over 2200 birds, making it, to the Guinness World Records for housing the largest number of bird species in an aviary. These birds hail from diverse habitats such as rainforests, grasslands, and wetlands, representing our planet's incredible variety of avian life. The collection includes parrots and a wide array of other bird species, each with unique colors, calls, and behaviors. Here, visitors will find the parrot that stands as a symbol for each day of the month as well.

Additionally, Shuka Vana participates in various breeding programs for endangered species, contributing to global efforts to prevent the decline of vulnerable avian populations. Through its conservation initiatives, the aviary educates visitors about the importance of protecting these creatures and their habitats. Besides, the aviary also conducts guided tours around the ashrama, workshops with different activities in ashrama, and also interactive sessions. Visitors have the opportunity to witness feeding sessions, learn about nesting habits, and gain insights into the challenges faced by avian species in the wild.

Timings: 9.30 AM - 12.30 PM & 3.30 PM to 5.30 PM, Closed on Wednesday

Entry: Free, Rs. 110 for Bird Feeding, & Rs. 200 per Bird for Photograph