Located in proximity of Srirangapatna on the bank of Cauvery River, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is one of the 'must visit' attractions of the area. Made by a group of six islands, this sanctuary sprawls over an area of .67 sq km. Declared as a bird sanctuary in the year 1940, this site is at its best between June to October.
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.