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.
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.
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.