Situated on the banks of the Cauveri, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is located near Mysore in Karnataka. Ranganthittu is a favorite abode for birds.
Boating is available for tourists in the lake to have a closer view of the birds. Be careful not to put your hands in the water while boating as the river has crocodiles.
The sanctuary is quite popular both among Indian and foreign tourists. Birds that come all the way from Siberia, Australia and even North America.
Best time to visit is June - October. Wodeyar kings of Mysore to declare the area a wildlife sanctuary in 1940.
Photo Gallery of Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is available here:
Ranganathittu bird sanctuary photos 2
Ranganathittu bird sanctuary photo 3
Painted stork photos 5
Painted stork at ranganathittu 2
Painted stork photos 3
Walkway inside sanctuary
Bats hanging on trees
Ranganathittu bird sanctuary photo 2
Trees along the lake coast
Ranganathittu sanctuary garden
Boat house ranganathittu
Painted stork at ranganathittu 1
Ranganathittu bird sanctuary photo 4
Ranganathittu bird sanctuary photo 1
Painted stork photos 4