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. 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!
Highlights of Ranganatittu Bird Sanctuary: 170 different species of birds: Painted Stork, Kingfishers, Cormorants, Darter, Herons, River Tern, Egrets, Indian Roller, Blackheaded Ibis, Spoonbill, Great Stone Plover, and Spot-billed Pelicans.
Best Season To Visit: December-April
Karnataka is renowned for being one of India’s richest states when it comes to wildlife! Have you been to any of the sanctuaries? Let us know in the comments below!
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