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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

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

Painted Stork at Ranganathittu


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


Get in


Get around



  • 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 a machan at at the end of the walkway, which offers close up views of the nesting sites.



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.

Stay safe


  • 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 crocodiles in the river.

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