Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary - Karnataka
Ranganathittu is set on a group of islands in the middle of the Cauvery River, about 20 km from Mysore, in south-east Karnataka. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a short 15 km-drive from Srirangapatna. 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.

How to get there:
By Air: The nearest airport is at Bangalore, 134 km away
By Rail: The nearest railhead is at Srirangapatna, 15 km away
By Road: Catch a bus to Srirangapatna from Majestic Bus Stand or do the approximately-3-hour-drive down the well-paved Bangalore-Mysore Road

Accomodation:
Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation
10/4, Kasturba Road, Bangalore – 560001
Tel: +91-80-221 2901-03
Fax: +91-80-227 2580
Email: infn@kstdcbng.kar.nic.in
Timings: 10 am to 5:30 pm, Sundays closed

KSTDC Central Reservation Counter
Badami House, NR Square, Bangalore – 560002
Tel: +91-80-227 5869, 227 5883
Fax: +91-80-223 8016


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