Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Ranganathittu is about 4 km from Srirangapatna and 15 km from Mysore. Ranganathittu is the largest bird sanctuary in Karnataka. This sanctuary has about 6 small islands formed by River Cauvery. Ranganathittu is home for numerous migratory birds – migrated from Siberia, North America, Australia and other countries.

Black headed Ibis

Variety of birds are found here. Painted Stork, Black headed Ibis, the Asian Openbill Stork, River Tern, Eurasian Spoonbill, Red-wattled lapwind, Stork Billed, Kingfisher to name a few. With these and many more birds, Ranganathittu is a visual treat for bird lovers.

Master – Slave 🙂

One could hire a boat, to take a tour around the islands (on River Cauvery) which are part of Ranganathittu. You could either hire a shared boat, or an individual boat. The water level on the river is controlled by the KRS dam located nearby. If the water level is too high, boating may not be available (which is mostly the case during monsoon).

Boat Ride at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary


On Map

Where to stay?

  • Mysore / Mysuru
  • Bangalore

Distance Chart

From Distance (in km)
Mysore 20
Bangalore 135
Coimbatore 220
Mangalore 260