A trip to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Participants:

1. Ritumoni and Biswajyoti
2. Wife (Chumki) and Myself

Date: 24th June, 2012

Mode of Transport: Swift Dzire

After going through the beautiful travelogues on various blogs, we decided to go to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. Checked with Google, whether this would be a good time, and yes it was.

Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary is located in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka in India. It is a very small sanctuary, being only 67 sq. km. in area, and comprises six islets on the banks of the Kaveri River. It is located three kilometers away from the historic town of Srirangapatna and 16 kms north of Mysore. The islets came into being when a dam across the Kaveri river was built in the 18th century.

Route Information:

Take the Bangalore-Mysore state highway and after crossing the Srirangapatna town take a right deviation. The same road carries on to go to KRS/Balmuri Falls. It is about 133 kms from Hebbal, Bangalore.

Big Banayan Tree at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Bird Flock on tree tops at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Crocodile at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Birds rest at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Group Photograph at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

The seasons for visiting the park are: June – November (during the nesting season of the water birds).

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Entry Timings: 0900 hrs – 1800 hrs
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Entry Charges: Indian National – Rs. 50/-, Foreign National – Rs. 200/-
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Boating Charges: Indian National – Rs. 50/-, Foreign National – Rs. 200/-
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Parking Charges: Four Wheeler – Rs. 30/-, Two Wheeler – Rs. 20/-

A great place to spend a weekend and carry a good camera maybe a DSLR.

Courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranganthittu_Bird_Sanctuary

2 Comments »

  1. TravelPi2 Said,

    October 12, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

    Ranganathittu is a nice place . Did you get to see any migratory birds?

  2. Ophiophagus Said,

    October 13, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    No we have not seen any migratory birds. I don’t think we have visited the place at the right time of the year. The tree tops were mostly filled with Open Billed and Painted Storks. Here and there were the Kingfishers.

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