Saturday, May 2, 2009
Places to see around Srirangapatna - Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary :
4 km to the South East of Srirangapatna, the thittu, or bird sanctuary, was built in 1975 AD for the bird lovers. The area of the sanctuary is 0.67 sq km surrounded by the Cauveri river. Migratory birds come and build nests here on the 750 meter high island from June to Nov. Boating in the lake will be a memorable experience . While on boat, one can see variety of birds. You can see egret, spoonbill, heron, open bill stork, white ibis and others species. Crocodiles are also there in the lake.
How to reach Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
See this place by conducted tour or hire auto or tonga from Srirangapatna on contract basis. Otherwise, directly from Mysore by bus (route 126) reach Srirangapatna market and from there by auto or tonga carry on to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.
Accommodation at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
For accommodation, contact Karnataka Tourism for the Riverside Cottages in Ranganthittu.
This article is originally published in Travel India and India Study Channel