I was excited to drive our brand-new car on a long trip on a bright Sunday morning. We left for Srirangapatna at eight in the morning on February 4th, 2023. The two-hour drive down the six-lane Bengaluru-Mysore motorway was a joy.

As a nature admirer, I’ve wanted to visit the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary since I was a small kid, but every time we planned to go, it kept being pushed back. A paradise for bird watchers, the local terrain and foliage serve as a habitat for a variety of bird species. Our favorite activities while visiting this location were bird viewing, boating, and nature photography. It was a break from Bengaluru traffic and our tedious, stressful jobs.

The colorful species of birds that live on the banks of the Kaveri River delighted us as we were out on the water. The most prominent ones were the Woolly-necked Stork, Black-headed Ibis, Common Spoonbill, Woodpecker, Asian Openbill Stork, and Painted Stork. The Bonnet Macaque, Flying Fox, Indian Grey Mongoose, and Crocodile are just a few of the many mammals and reptiles that may be found in this hotspot of biodiversity. In the lap of nature, the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is the ideal spot to unwind. This first trip of the year was the most memorable, allowing us to enjoy the stunning landscapes.