Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary The Sanctuary named after the famous Hindu God Sri Ranganatha Swamy, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The bird sanctuary span over an area of 40 acres with Kaveri River flowing through the Sanctuary.
In around 1600s, a small dam across the Kaveri River led to the formation of Ranganathittu. It was because of world-renowned ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali determination and ability to convince the then Mysore Maharaja that Ranganathittu declared as a protected area. This heavenly bird place was declared as a bird sanctuary in the year of 1940.
The sanctuary is the abode of some popular migratory birds like stork and pelican. Some other birds can also be seen at this sanctuary, such as white ibis, spoonbill, egret, little cormorant, snake bird, and partridge. Tourists can observe herons, dantes and open-billed stork by embarking on a boat ride on the islands
Tourists can visit the sanctuary from 9 am to 6 pm; the entry ticket of Rs. 50 is charged for Indians while foreigners have to pay Rs. 300. Visitors can also enjoy boat ride at this sanctuary with the nominal entry fee of Rs. 50 for Indians and Rs. 300 for foreigners.
best time to visit this place is between June to October .