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Mysore: In the Realm of Birds at Ranganathittoo

by Jessie Rodrigues - Daijiworld Media Network Bangalore

  • Not to be missed, just to be seen to be believed 

Mysore, Jul 16: Mysore has always remained a charming city with its beautiful palaces and royal traditions. Interesting trips around Mysore include many attractive tourist spots, Ranganathittoo Bird Sanctuary being one of them.

Ranganathittoo can be accessed from Mangalore and Madikeri by taking a left turn at Ilwal on the road leading to Srirangapatna. The bird sanctuary lies half way. From Bangalore, one can take a right turn at Srirangapatna. It is located about 16 kms from Mysore.

It is situated on one of three islands in the river Cauvery. It is a beautiful, green-filled haven for herons, egrets, white Ibis, little commorants, darters, open-billed storks and several other species of birds. A boat-ride or drifting along the river bank is a pleasant experience.

The best season to visit is May to November. June is the breeding season.

Our recent visit to this place was so overwhelming that we just could not stop from clicking the photos at every moment. The boat in this river is just superb. Some of the interesting birds which migrate to this place are - Night Heron (Penguin), Cattle Egret, Openbill stork, River tern, Pied Kingfisher, Redwattled Lapwing,Purple Heron, Pond Heron, Spoon bill, Painted stork etc.

Here are the photos - a feast for your eyes. You have to simply see it to believe the number of birds flocking at this place.

Take a flight and enjoy.

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