Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Mysore
Ranganathittu bird sanctuary
This Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka is located in Srirangapatna taluk, Mandya district. This bird sanctuary established in 1940, is the largest sanctuary for birds in Karnataka. One of the renowned ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali, is the master mind behind this bird sanctuary. At present this place is maintained by Forest Department of Karnataka State. Tourist get to spot about 170 types of birds including Spoon Bill, White Ibises, Egret, Heron, Partridge, Cormorants, River Tern and Darter. June to November the best time to visit where in tourists get to site different birds. Some of the mammals like bonnet macaque, flying fox, palm civet, monitor lizard and Indian gray mongoose can also be seen. Boating facilities are available for tourists, which gives the best chance of spotting many birds. Tourists are allowed to visit this sanctuary from 9 AM to 6 PM on all days. An entry fee of Rupees 50 for adults and 25 for children’s is charged while the foreigners are about Rupees 300. Parking fee of Rupees 15 for motorcycle, Rupees 30 for car, Rupees 75 for LCV and Rupees 125 for bus is fixed. This sanctuary is located near Brindavan gardens, Krishnarajasagar Dam Road and can contact on 94350 15419 for more details. Tourists travelling from Mysuru should arrange a private cab to reach this place. Since many crocodiles are found in the fresh water, tourists are strictly prohibited from getting into water.