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'''Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary''' is near Srirangapatna, [[Mandya (district)|Mandya]] District, [[Karnataka]].
'''Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary''' is near [[Srirangapatna]], [[Mandya (district)|Mandya]] District, [[Karnataka]].
[[Image:Paintedstork.jpg|thumb|Painted Stork at Ranganathittu]]
[[Image:Paintedstork.jpg|thumb|Painted Stork at Ranganathittu]]

Revision as of 20:19, 14 January 2006

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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is near Srirangapatna, Mandya District, Karnataka.

Painted Stork at Ranganathittu



Ranganathittu is a small (less than 1sq km) but very rick in bird population. The most common birds to spot are Painted Storks, Spoon Bill, White Ibis, Egret, Heron, Partridge. Most of the birds stay on tiny islands within the river, a boat ride can take you real close to them.The river has few corcodiles which can be spotted during boat ride.

Best time to visit is March to May.



Flora and fauna


Get in


Get around



  • Take a boat ride. Weekends can be very crowded and you may have stand in the queue for long. Try to arrive around 8:30 when the boat rides starts. Best time to spot birds are down and dusk.
  • There is machan at at the end of the walkway which offers nice view of the nesting birds.
  • This sanctuary is suffering from plastic problem, avoid leaving behind any plastic bags.



A canteen witin the Sanctury sells tea, coffie and snacks.



There is no lodge or hotels inside the sanctury. Nearest town Srirangapatna is just a few kms from here.

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