Ranganathittu is the largest bird
sanctuary in the state of Karnataka despite its small size of only 40 acres.
There are over 150 different types of birds here, including the Painted Stork, Asian
Openbill Stork, Indian Shag, and the Stork Billed Kingfisher as well. During
the winter months it is also said that 40,000 birds from places like Latin
America and Siberia congregate here. From 2011 to 2012 it attracted more than
2.9 lakh visitors, proving its ecological importance as a bird sanctuary in
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive in Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary with ease! The best way to get there is to take the Bangalore Mysore highway. Shortly after Srirangapatna keep your eyes open for a small right turn. The entire trip is roughly 120KM and should take close to three hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Ranganathittu however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Ranganathittu in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of your
experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore Ranganathittu
as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Here are three things to see and do in Ranganathittu:
Bird watching: The best thing to do at this park is to go bird watching. The park charges an entry fee of Rs. 50 for Indians, and Rs. 300 for foreigners. With the incredible diversity in this park, one can spend hours simply staring into the abyss and see a new bird every five minutes. Walk around the sanctuary to get the most out of the experience and see everything it has to offer.
Boat Ride: Another great option to see all of the birds in this park is to take a scenic boat ride. Boat rides are typically Rs. 50 for Indians, and Rs. 300 for foreigners. Rides start at 830 a.m., and the best time to see birds is either the morning or when the sun is setting. If you plan on going during the weekend, be prepared to wait in a long line.
Crocodiles! If you are feeling extra adventurous, crocodiles can also be found in this park. Typically found near the riverbanks, it is very common to see crocodiles feeding or jumping at the opportunity to eat something. However, be very careful, as these are highly dangerous animals. We do not recommend getting too close.
Insiders Tip: Make sure to bring binoculars so that you can really appreciate the beauty of these birds!
The best time of year to visit is from March to May.