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[[Image:Paintedstork.jpg|thumb|Painted Stork at Ranganathittu]]
 
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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
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.
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Ranganathittu covers an area of less than 1sq km, but the bird population density is very high. The most common birds in the sactuary are painted storks, spoon bills, white ibises, egrets, herons and partridges. Most of the birds stay on tiny islands within the river, which you can approach by boat. However, the river is also home to a few crocodiles, so don't jump in for a swim!
  
Best time to visit is March to May.
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The best times to visit are from March to May.
 
===History===
 
===History===
  
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==Do==
 
==Do==
*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.
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*Take a boat ride. Weekends can be very crowded and you may have a long wait. The boat rides start start at 8:30AM. The best time to view the birds is at dawn and dusk.
*There is machine at at the end of the walkway which offers nice view of the nesting birds.
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*There is binocular machine at at the end of the walkway, which offers close up views of the nesting sites.
*This sanctuary is suffering from plastic problem, avoid leaving behind any plastic bags.
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==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
A canteen witin the Sanctury sells tea, coffie and snacks.
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A canteen at the Sanctury sells tea, coffee and snacks.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
There is no lodge or hotels inside the sanctury. Nearest town [[Srirangapatna]] is just a few kms from here.
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There is no lodge or hotels inside the sanctury. However, the nearest town [[Srirangapatna]] is just a few kms from here.
  
 
==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==
  
==Get out==
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==Respect==
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*The sanctuary is suffering from plastic problem. Please '''avoid leaving any plastic bags'''. They not only make the place look untidy, but are actually harmful to the wildlife. 
  
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==Get out==
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* Beware of crodiles in the river.
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Revision as of 10:42, 17 January 2006

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

Painted Stork at Ranganathittu

Contents

Understand

Ranganathittu covers an area of less than 1sq km, but the bird population density is very high. The most common birds in the sactuary are painted storks, spoon bills, white ibises, egrets, herons and partridges. Most of the birds stay on tiny islands within the river, which you can approach by boat. However, the river is also home to a few crocodiles, so don't jump in for a swim!

The best times to visit are from March to May.

History

Landscape

Flora and fauna

Climate

Get in

Fees/Permits

Get around

See

Do

  • Take a boat ride. Weekends can be very crowded and you may have a long wait. The boat rides start start at 8:30AM. The best time to view the birds is at dawn and dusk.
  • There is binocular machine at at the end of the walkway, which offers close up views of the nesting sites.

Buy

Eat

A canteen at the Sanctury sells tea, coffee and snacks.

Drink

Sleep

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

Stay safe

Respect

  • The sanctuary is suffering from plastic problem. Please avoid leaving any plastic bags. They not only make the place look untidy, but are actually harmful to the wildlife.

Get out

  • Beware of crodiles in the river.



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