Karnataka

Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary

We had a plan to visit Srirangapatna and Ooty and Somanathapuram and under this itinerary after visiting  Srirangapatna we stayed overnight at Srirangpatna and see Ranganathathittu (popularly called rangan tittu) next day and then set off for Ooty.

Cauvery Touching The KSTDC hotel in Srirangpatna

In KSTDC Mayura Riverside beautiful and very spacious hotel.  My relative had already seen Rangan tittu earlier and she said that Rangan tittu is more or less like this hotel view. Anyway next day we started for Rangantittu by car. It is just 3 KM from main city of Srirangapatna. I felt it is worth visit and we spent about 3 hours at this place.

There are very small lodges very near to Rangantittu sanctuary but I think you can better stay at Mysore (25 KM) or at Srirangapatna (4 KM).

Our Intinarary

From To place to visit Stay Comments
Bangalore Srirangpatna Covered in below sequence : Rangnathaswamy temple- Narsinghswamy temple- Baily-Lal mahal- museum-water gate-tipu death-jumma masjid-daulat daria-gumbaz-sangam 1 night All monuments are within radius of 4 KM and can be covered in 5 hours
Srirangpatna Rangan-titu, Balmuri falls Rangan-titu, Balmuri falls Boating. Visit time 3 hours
Rangan-titu Ooty Stay at Ooty 3 nights and 4 days Followed shorter route Journey 4 hrs as I am slow driver.

We followed shorter route rangan titu-Theppakadu-Masingudi-Ooty

On way passed through Bandipur

Ooty Somnathapuram Time needed to visit the temple in detail is 3 hrs with guide. Followed longer route Ooty –Gudalur ( 30 KM longer) to get some scenic forest views and Bandipur.
Somnathapuram Talakadu If you are interested go. We did not go here in this trip. 16 KM Optional visit
Somnathapuram Bangalore 138 KM

Location 

Located 25 KM from Mysore, state Karnataka,India. Nearest airport Mysore, Nearest railway station Mysore. 147 KM from Bangalore.

Here are some fotos taken during boating and knowledge gathering at the sanctuary.

History of Sanctuary establishment

History of Sanctuary Establishment : Board displayed at the bird musem in Rangan Tittu

Boating charges and Plan

It is a total of 20 minutes of boating and I think it is enough to sense the place.

Boating charges and Plan

Scenes taken while boating

Boating in Lake

Scenes taken while boating

Below are the listed birds which are displayed by Rangantittu administration in open for visitors. The display is really good.

Note : All these frame fotos are taken at Rangan Tittu open gallary meant for Visitors. Thanks for such beautiful display.

Epilogue

A not to miss place when you visit Srirangapatna. A total of 170 species visit here.

This is one of the 3 bird sanctuary of Karnataka.
It is small yet worth visiting and well maintained. Clean and systematic.
Saw many photographers,enthusiasts and student groups, one foreigner on my day of visit.
I could really not locate birds except storks and sun bathing crocodiles all around.
Bird sanctuaries are not many in India
1 in J&K
1 in Punjab
3 in UP
2 in Jharkhand
1 in Bengal
1 in Chattisgarh
4 in Maharastra
2 in Gujrat
1 in Kerala
1 in Andhra
5 combined in NE states
Number may slightly vary.

Categories: Karnataka

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