This was our long-planned trip and we finally made it!
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is situated on the bank of river Kaveri/Cauvery in Mandya district near Mysuru, Karnataka. This is largest bird sanctuary in the state and is bird watchers paradise.
We left home at 6:15 in the morning and reached at 9 am including 15 min. break for breakfast.
A beautiful golden sun peeking through the car window and shining on us. We remember the lovely nursery Barney rhymes heard a long time back.
"Oh Mr. Sun. Sun. Mr. golden sun. Please shine down on me."
For breakfast, one can have at Kamat Upahar Hotel (Veg.) on the right hand side of the highway. This is about 70 km from Bengaluru.
This Bird Sanctuary park is neatly maintained. As we were early to the place, not many people were around, we did not have to wait in queue for the boat ride. There are different types of Boat rides. One is general, that costs ₹50/- per head. The other one is a special boat that costs ₹1000/- per boat. We took special boat, along with us one there was Amateur photographer. The boatman had good knowledge of the birds and he gave us lot of time to take photograph. He took us to the deep into the river where we could spot many varieties birds. The birds were not afraid even when we were near to them. We had about an hour of ride.
Timings:8.30 am to 5.45 pm
Total distrance from Bengaluru: ~135 km
Restroom Facility: Available
Car Parking Fee: ₹ 30/-
Entry Fee : ₹ 50/- per Adult
Note: For Boat ride, ticket is issued inside.