Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka
Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary is located in the hearts of Mandya District in Karnataka. Ranganthittu with its enriched wildlife and sedating ambience makes one of the most exotic sanctuaries in India. Though, the sanctuary is spread in only 0.67 square kilometers, the intensity of charm is simply unsurpassed to any other place on the planet. The sanctuary is distributed into six islets to the banks of Kaveri that appends the magnetism of the place. The historical city Srirangapatna adds new dimensions to the Ranganthittu bird sanctuary!
The foremost attractions of the sanctuary are the birds. At least, there are 100 different kinds of birds in the sanctuary! You can find here birds like Munia & Bunting, Cuckoo & Koel, Babbler, Robin, Bushchat, Flowerpecker, Sunbird, Warbler, Iora & White Eye, Chloropsis, Blue bird Tit, Minivet, Flycatcher, Bee eater, Drongo, Shrike, Wood Shrike, Myna, Bulbul, Sparrow and so on. However, there are lots more birds that include indigenous and migratory birds.
Apart from birds you can find here, mammals like Flying Fox, Bonnet Macaque, Common Palm Civet, monitor lizard and India Gray Mangoose.
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The small islands at the Ranganthittu are covered with broadleaf trees. In addition, you also find here riverine reed beds that are pretty unique and exclusive to the place. The sanctuary has several trees species like Arjuna, Pandanus and bamboo grooves. In addition, you will get here some of the unseen species of lily plant.
Well, there are loads of things you can do at the sanctuary that includes adventures to passing leisure. You can boat, watch birds, explore and do several more activities. The best thing about the sanctuary is that it is fully equipped with modern infrastructure as you get here world class accommodations and other facilities!
The most favorable time to come to the sanctuary is during December as most of the migratory birds are visible at this time only!
How to go there?
Srinrangapatna (3kms) and Mysore (19kms) are the prime cities proximate to the Ranganthittu bird sanctuary. You get all the means of transportations for the bird sanctuary like bus, cabs etc.
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Wildlife Tour Packages
|Tour Name||South India Wildlife Tour|
|Duration||17 nights & 18 days|
|Destinations Covered||Bangalore - Bannerghatta - Ranganathittu - Nagarhole - Bandipur - Ooty - Cochin - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - Kovalam - Thiruvananthapuram - Delhi / Mumbai|
|Tour Name||South India Bird Watching Tour|
|Duration||06 nights & 07 days|
|Destinations Covered||Kochi - Thattekkad - Periyar - Munnar - Top Slip - Ooty - Masinagudi - Mudumalai - Bandipur - Bandipur - Mysore - Kokre Bellur - Ranganthittu|
Birds in Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is paradise for ornithologist. Painted Stroks, Asian Openbill Stork, Woolly-necked Stork, Streak-throated Swallows, cormorant Indian Shag, Stork-billed Kingfisher, white lbis, Black-headed Ibis, Lesser Whistling Duck, Great Stone Plover, indian cliff swallow, river tern, Oriental Darter, painted stork egrets, and the lesser whistling teal are some birds which can seen easily in the sanctuary.
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Travel Information
Established : 1940
Location : Mysore, Karnataka, India.
Area : 67 sq. Km.
Languages : Kannada, English, Hindi
Best Time to Visit : June to November (9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Climate : There are no extremities of temperature at Ranganathittu Sanctuary, The temperature stays between the 23. 29°C range for most parts of the year. In June, when the southwest monsoon peaks throughout Karnataka state, heavy to very heavy rainfall, accompanied by waterlogging and mild flooding, has been reported from the area.
Travel Tips : A visit in the month of June when rainfall is at its peak in this part of the world should be avoided. Thick raincoats are recommended if visiting in or around the month of June.
How to Reach :
By Air : Hyderabad is located at a distance of 316 kilometers from Srisailam (Ranganathittu Sanctuary)
By Rail : Srisailam is connected through Hyderabad as well as via Markapur (85 kilometers away) on the South Central Railway.
By Bus : You can take bus from Kurnool at a distance of 190 kilometers from Srisailam, Guntur at a distance of 220 kilometers from Srisailam, Chennai at a distance of 470 kilometers from Srisailam and Mannanur at a distance of 85 kilometers from Srisailam.