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 16 Kms from Mysore & 3 Kms from Srirangapatna, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a small sanctuary spread across 67 sq.kms. It is one of the must include places in wildlife tours in India and among the must visit Mysore tourist places.
The sanctuary comprises of 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 a number of 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