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“5 Best Wildlife Sanctuary in Bangalore for a Peaceful & Soothing Weekend ”

Feb. 22, 2022
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Do you feel bored while working? Do you think you ran out of ideas, and does your productivity take a toll? If yes, then this is the time to recharge your batteries. And the best way to recharge your batteries is by immersing yourself in nature. 

 

The wildlife sanctuaries are the perfect spots to immerse and interact with nature. Unlike other parks or zoos, the best part of wildlife sanctuaries is keeping no animals behind bars. The environment is natural and perfect for a wide range of animals to live without any restrictions. While in a typical zoo, you can watch some animals in a cage and pose like a statue.

 

But in these sanctuaries, you can watch these animals roam here and there, relax, and do their routine stuff without any interruptions. If you live or work in Bangalore, you can visit some of the best wildlife sanctuaries this weekend and have a good time. 

 

Here are a few best wildlife sanctuaries around Bangalore 



Bannerghatta National Park:

 

The Bannerghatta national park is located just 26 km away from Bangalore and is a significant tourist attraction. It is a perfect place to spend time with your friends and family. The Bannerghatta national park was established in 1971 spread across 25,000 acres of land. 

 

The highlight of this park is the availability of a lion and tiger safari, which gives you one of the best experiences. You can witness lions, tigers, bears, and many other animals closer to you. Yeah, seeing a lion closer to you will be something you can remember for life. 

 

Another attraction of this park is a butterfly park where you can observe a variety of butterflies. Also, the park does have a variety of birds like cormorants, white ibis, paradise flycatcher, mottled wood owl, Eurasian eagle owl, and brown fish owl.  



Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary:

 

Ranganathittu, also known as the pakshi kashi of Karnataka, is located in the Mandya district. It covers 40 acres and is located on the bank of river Cauvery. It is the largest bird sanctuary in Karnataka state and an important bird sanctuary in India. 

 

This sanctuary is located just 16kms away from Mysore and 136 km away from Bangalore. All it takes is just a 2.30 hours journey to view this bird paradise, giving a natural retreat to your eyes. 

 

Over 170 bird species visit this sanctuary, and you can explore a large variety of birds here. Some of the beautiful birds you can watch here are the painted stork, Asian openbill stork, common spoonbill, woolly-necked stork, lesser whistling duck, Indian shag, oriental darter, and much more. 

 

More than 40,000 birds from Latin America, Siberia, north India, and other parts of the world during the winter seasons visit this sanctuary. Apart from the birds, you can also see many reptiles and small animals here. To witness the amazing sights of the Ranganathittu bird sanctuary, you can take a boat ride.