Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
#4 of 12 Places to Visit in Srirangapatna
Distance (From Srirangapatna): 3 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: Following places are located in and around Srirangapatna and can be visited together:
- Daria Daulat Bagh / Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
- Srirangapatna Fort
- Jumma Masjid / Masjid-e-Ala
- Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple - Srirangapatna
- Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
At a distance of 3 km from Srirangapatna, and 16 km from Mysore, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a small sanctuary situated in Srirangapatna, Karnataka. It is one of the must include places in wildlife tours in India and among the must visit Mysore tourist places.
Spread across 67 sq. km, the sanctuary comprises six islets on the banks of the Kaveri River. It was declared in 1940 as a result of many requests from Dr. Salim Ali who surveyed the birds in this area. Since then, the sanctuary has become a paradise for bird watchers. The sanctuary is a breeding ground for many migratory birds from all over the world. It is home to a wide species of birds including cormorants, darters, white ibis, spoon billed storks, open-billed storks, painted storks, white-necked storks, egrets, herons, terns, swallows, kingfishers, sandpiper, etc.
A boat ride takes you to the six islets crowded with many species of birds. The best time to visit the sanctuary is between June & October.
Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 60 for Indians, Rs. 30 for Indian Children, & Rs. 200 for Foreigners
Boating Charges: Rs. 60 for Adults & Rs. 200 for Foreigners
Parking: Rs. 30 for Four wheeler & Rs. 20 for Two wheeler