Saturday, October 8, 2011
Not far from the birds, crocs and nature itself
This is Ranganthittu, a bird sanctuary active for tourists between October and March near Mysore, India. Siberian cranes, snake-birds, and a kind of pelican are early visitors.
The real plumage is in February they say. They nest in their hundreds around a riverine estate. With huge bats for company atop trees, and about a 100 crocodiles in the waters of the Cauvery, this is a great reminder of Mother Nature.
No motor boats here, but experienced oarsmen, who comprehend conversational English too. Organised and serene, this is a place to visit best at 7 am or after 4 pm in the evening. The snaps here are of 8th October 2011, taken by me and my son, between 1005 and 1040 in the morning hours.