Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Frayed nerves and a tired mind came along with my incentive last quarter .Not to mention , an irritable mood with low tolerance and a nagging migrane that just refused to go away. A quick remedy was a short weekend getaway and so, it was a day trip to Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary , near Mysore

At first I thought it was a bad idea … i ran away from people to see more people, loud and brash , the picnicking variety who come in hordes to scare even the birds away…but once we got into the waters for a short boat ride around the islands , it was a different experience

Several birds,mainly the migrants flocked in huge numbers, almost outnumbering the tourists who were waiting at the deck for the boats. The painted stork, herons, darters, cormorants are just some of them …crocodiles are in plenty and you can often see them sun bathing or just lazing on the rocks …

I am not too much into birds, but am slowly getting fascinated by the winged creatures…I am making another trip soon and will update if i see any rare varieties
Getting there
Just a couple of hours if you are driving from bangalore towards Mysore…a small deviation near srirangapatna and you are into this winged territory ..
Best time to visit – this is a tough one …to me its throughout the year . If you however want to see migratory birds its October to March, but mainly during winter …Its not an ideal period to visit during monsoons as there are ususally floods . Beware of crocodiles who are usually sunbathing on rocks


  1. Jyoti 16 July, 2007 at 00:33 Reply

    wow! u r so adventurous!!

    thanks a lot for your visit to my paintings!!

    great..any body from banglore itself made a visit to my blog!

  2. backpakker 17 July, 2007 at 19:46 Reply

    Jyoti-its more fun than adventure …and very relaxing .thanks foir visiting mine..I cant draw for nuts, but I like to see pretty paintings ..
    Smita-I can just go on and on for hours in the wilds ..

  3. PoisOn CoAtEd ELiXir 22 July, 2007 at 00:09 Reply

    u’ve got a pretty inviting blog!
    i wish i live up to being 33 and if i do, then i wish i can travel as much as you. see all these beutiful places.
    do you have room for another person? 😉
    oh! thank you for checking out my blog and appreciating my work!

  4. backpakker 22 July, 2007 at 18:31 Reply

    Hi Utopia – writing is a hobby and travelling a passion one time it was the other around…but guess that makes me a travel writer
    You are welcome PCE – there is always room for fellow travellers
    Kalyan -welcome back. I am a novice when it comes to birdwatching…cant say an eagle from a vulture but am learning..

  5. lorenzothellama 22 July, 2007 at 23:17 Reply

    Hello Backpacker! Thank you for visiting my blog.
    You’re telling me pottery is sensual!
    I recently spent a week in a bird sanctuary in Spain with my brother (maalie). It was wonderful. I would very much like to be a better birdwatcher, but at the moment I am doing my best just to be able to identify some of them.
    Love Lorenzo.

  6. backpakker 22 July, 2007 at 23:22 Reply

    Hi Lorenzo im a novice myself pouring over books and websites …i always felt that pottery is sensual…has nothg to do with the ghost seq 🙂 but more to do with the fact you are using your hands and carving somethg out of clay

  7. backpakker 16 August, 2007 at 17:40 Reply

    Mark – thanks..the place is quite serene once you ignore the holidayers
    Bluemoutainmama- thats why I avoid big cities as I find them stifling .I cant get myself to even blog the trips even tho I travel often to these cities
    gmg-thanks a ton..pls visit more often

  8. GMG 16 August, 2007 at 20:53 Reply

    Thanks for your visits and comments to my 90s blog. Since you’re going to Heidelberg in September, you won’t be so far from Lake Leman, which made my last post on my main Blogtrotter. Hope you have a nice time.
    Your Arunachal Pradesh post is absolutely fantastic…

  9. Anonymous 18 November, 2009 at 16:02 Reply

    It is rather interesting for me to read that blog. Thanx for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to them. I would like to read more on that blog soon.

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