|Ranganathittu Birds Sanctuary|
It is a very small sanctuary, being only 67 km². in area, and comprises six islets on the banks of the Kaveri River .The sanctuary is a paradise for Wildlife Enthusiasts , nature lovers , bird watchers and crocodile lovers.
Other way is to take Kanakpura Road -> Mysore Road (SH17) .
This includes Total Pertol Cost - Rs. 950
Breakfast at McDonald Rs. 300
Parking of the Car - Rs. 30
Entry Tickets - Rs. 25 per person
We took Special Boat - Rs. 250
We had lunch in the In-House Restaurant of the Sanctuary - Rs. 250
Camera Fee - Rs. 25
For Foreigners :-
1) Entry Ticket - Rs. 75 per person
2) Boating - Rs. 100 per person
3) Special Boating - Rs. 500
Parking Fee varies from Rs. 5 for 2 wheeler to rs. 125 for Bus .
Please refer to the Cost Sheet above .
Bird's Sanctuary from Bangalore .It would take around 30 min from Mysore .
HOW WAS THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE - Our friend Shalley has come from Hyderabad to spend her long weekend with us . The thought of Crocodiles always gets me crazy . This was the only reason I suggested this place .Bird Watching was not that Important in our List .
|Migratory Birds in Ranganathittu|
You can have any of the Following Reasons :-
- If you are a Nature Lover , Birds Watcher or Crocodile Lover(which is quite rare) .
- If you want a Long Drive on a Lovely Weather.
- If you want some adventure :-
By taking a boat ride in a Lake Full of wild Crocodiles .
And get to see them by merely 2 feet away .
- If you want to spend a day peacefully by spending less .
So we ganged up and set off to Ranganathittu Bird's Sanctuary .
|Wild Crocodile in Ranganathittu|
Then we went for Boating . There are 2 types of Boats available .Shared - which has access to Public and one as to share it .Special Boat (Family Boat) - which is kind of Private .We took up the Family Boat and started off . I was too keen to see crocodiles .Then came the best part of the Trip . I insisted the Boat Driver to take us near the crocodile . He not only took us near but stopped the boat just 1.5 feets away from his mouth . All of us got really excited and panicked for a while .That was really adventurous for us .We never expected this .You can have a look at our video on you tube.
|Top View of the Small Sanctuary|
The Overall Trip was JUST AWESOME ................................