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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Mysore

Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary Description :

Area : 67 sq km

Languages : Kannada, English, Hindi

Best Time to Visit : June to November (9:00 am to 6:00 pm)


About Ranganathittu Wildlife Sanctuary: Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, is an important tourist destination from Mysore city orthe adjoining Vrindavan gardens, both of which are barely 20 km away. The bird sanctuary, situated on the banks of the Kaveri River, includes of a group of six islets as well. The isolated islets and the abundance of aquatic insects during the monsoon make Ranganathittu a favorite abode for birds. Ranganathittu attained the status of a bird sanctuary in 1940, courtesy of the visions of India. s noted ornithologist. Dr. Salim Ali. who, during his survey of the birds of Mysore, advocated for the establishment of such a sanctuary.


The sanctuary is now a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and bird watchers. The large number of birds at the sanctuary appears to have attracted a sizable number of tourists as well. A total of 2,080 foreign tourists, besides 2,02,417 domestic tourists, had visited the bird sanctuary in 1999. 2000, according to officials. Climate(Ranganathittu Wildlife Sanctuary): There are no extremities of temperature at Ranganathittu Sanctuary. The temperature stays between the 23- 29 C

Area : 40 acres
Established : 1940
Nearest Railway Station : Srirangapatna
Nearest Airport : Mysore
Best Time to Visit : June - November
Opening Timings : 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Entry Fees : Indians: Rs 50, Foreigners: Rs 200

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