Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ranganathithu Bird Sanctuary

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.




4 comments:

Anita Kumar said...

Happy New Year to you!
Have been meaning to visit the Ranganathithu sanctuary for sometime now. Your pictures are very inviting. And had no idea that Salim Ali was behind its formation. Maybe I will actually make the effort to go there this year.

Rohrerbot said...

I'd love to be there right now:)

Nature Rambles said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Have a wonderful blogging and birding year, Arati!

Arati said...

thank you all for your comments through the year! it is wonderful to have fellow nature bloggers like you!