- Tourist Attraction Name: Bird Sanctuary & Ranganathittu
- Open and Closing Timings: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Everyday
- Entry Fee : Indians: Adults Rs. 75 Children: Rs.25,
- Foreigners: Adult: Rs.500
Foreigners Children: Rs.250
- Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
- Main Attractions: Boating And 150 Types of Birds
- Parking Fees : Bus: Rs.150, Car: Rs.60
- Boating Charges : Indians: Adults Rs. 100 Children: Rs.35,
Foreigners: Adult: Rs.500
Foreigners Children: Rs.250
- Nearest City: Srirangapatna, Mysore
- Best Time to Visit: June to November
- Camera Charges: Rs.150 for Large Camera
- Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
- Landmark: Near Brindavan Gardens, Mandya
- Address: Near Brindavan gardens, Krishnarajasagar
Dam Road, Mandya, Karnataka, 571401, India
- Location: Mandya district, Karnataka
- Phone Number: 094350 15419
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Even though Bandipur, Nagarahole, Dubare, Bannerghatta and Mudumalai forests were near Mysore, during that time it was difficult for animal lovers to take their children to show the animals. Comprehending that, Mysore maharaja Jayachamarajendra wodeyar reserved 800 acres of land for the sake to create a forest within the city, and that forest where every citizen of mysore could watch the animals safely. He created a beautiful forest inside the city by planting 3000 trees in that vast land. Mysore Chamarajendra Zoo was incepted by bringing 3500 species of animals and birds from different states and countries and looking after them with extreme care.
Animals’ reproduction will be prioritized here. Since this zoo is beautiful and well maintained many movies were shot here. One of the important movie is Ambarish starrer Mrugalaya movie which was made for the children. Even today entry is free for students and school children of outer states.
There are references that the roar of lions, chimpanzees and rhinos could be heard in Mysore palace’s darbar hall since it is within walking distance from the zoo. Likewise even today children in the areas Nazarbad, Ittigegud and kurubarahalli which are in the proximity of the zoo will get scared when they hear the roar.
Like jeep safari at National Parks there is an electrical car facility to show you around the complete zoo.
The zoo is closed on Tuesdays. (Summer Holidays exempted)
Karnataka Government is looking after this zoo systematically via Mysore zoo authority’s directors and presidents. It is only one of the few places in Mysore where 10000 people visit everyday. This authority is looking after that no animals should get malnutritioned. Lions and tigers are provided with carnivorous food. Elephants and giraffes are fed vegetarian food,which are grown in hundreds of acres of their own land. Minimum 800 staff are looking after the safety of the zoo day and night. Overall, the zoo which is free just like a forest is nicely maintained by zoo authority.