Situated at an easy driving distance of two kilometers from the town Srirangapatinam, the Ranganathittu Bird sanctuar, Karnataka lies on the scenic banks of River Kaveri. A must-visit venue for all bird lovers, this beautiful sanctuary was founded according to the campaigns of Dr. Salim Ali—the noted ornithologist.
Its crocodile-infested backwaters and six islets are a haven for avian species and pose as thriving breeding grounds for white ibis, darters, little cormorants, storks and various species if exquisite migratory birds. Named after Sri Ranganatha Swamy--an important incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the sanctuary is part of the Riparian biome. This kind of terrestrial habitat, usually falls in the areas between a river/stream and its interfacing land. Though small in size and covering just around 1 square kilometer, the sanctuary boasts of a very high percentage of bird population. This breeding and nesting ground for thousands of bird species, is also home to migratory birds that fly in from as far as Siberia, Australia and North America. Ranked amongst the largest bird sanctuaries in India, this intriguing sightseeing location is reputed for its rich flora and fauna—that spreads across all the six islands of this sanctuary. While at the sanctuary, take guided tour boats to savor the delights of otters, birds, crocodiles and bats—all through the day!
Boating Charges For Indian is Rs 50/- and Foreign Tourist is Rs 200/- .
|Indian fees||Rs 50/-|
|Foreign Tourists Fee||Rs 200/-|
|Timings||All days of the week 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||3 to 4 hours|