Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
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.
Flora and fauna
A canteen at the sanctury sells tea, coffee and snacks.
There is no lodge or hotels inside the sanctury. However, the nearest town Srirangapatna is just a few kms from here.