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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Declared a sanctuary in 1940 at the behest of the famous ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali, the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. The sanctuary is spread over an area of 0.67 sq km and located on the banks of River Cauvery. This bird paradise is the preferred nesting ground for several species of resident birds. Go boating on the river, get a fascinating view of the various species of birds, and catch a glimpse of the marsh crocodiles in the waters.


Around 170 different species of birds have been recorded from Ranganathittu. Most commonly seen birds have Painted Stork, Kingfishers, Cormorants, Darter, Herons, River Tern, Egrets, Indian Roller, Blackheaded Ibis, Spoonbill, Great Stone Plover, and Spot-billed Pelicans.

Boat ride in Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary:

The Bird Sanctuary offers guided boat rides during which trained staff will help visitors spot, identify, and learn about birds. The boat ride is highly recommended as most of the bird sanctuary comprises of islands. You may spot marsh crocodiles during the boat ride.

Timings to visit the Bird Sanctuary:

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is open to visitors between 9 AM and 6 PM on all days.

♦ Entry fee for Indians

Adult: Rs.75/-
Child: Rs.25/-

♦ Entry fee for Foreigners

Adult: Rs.500/-
Child: Rs.250/-

◊ Photography Fee

♦ Digital SLR – Below 200mm Lense: Rs.150/-
Above 500mm Lense: Rs.600/-

♦ Boating Charges

Adult: Rs.100/-
Child: Rs.35/-
Adult: Rs.500/-
Child: Rs.250/-

♦ Special Boating Charges

Indians: Rs.2000 per trip
Foreigners: Rs.3500 per trip

♦ Parking Fees

Bus / Truck: Rs.150/-
LCV / Van: Rs.125/-
Car: Rs.60/-
Auto Rickshaw: Rs.20/-
MotorCycle: Rs.15/-
Bicycle: Rs.5/-

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