Happy new year! I'm starting off the year with a series of posts about my recent trip to Ranganathithu Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary is about a 2 hr drive from Bangalore and consists of a group of small islands that were formed when a dam was built on the river Cauvery. It was first identified as a bird sanctuary by the renowned ornithologist Salim Ali, who persuaded the Wodeyar kings to declare it such.
There is a nice boat ride that is offered along the river, that goes very close to the islets and lets you observe the birds.