Are you an avid bird watcher? If yes, this bird sanctuary has to be on the top of your Mysore sightseeing list. The largest bird sanctuary in Karnataka, the facility comprises six small islands situated on the banks of the Kaveri River. You can go boating here to enjoy the rich avian fauna and enjoy scenic views of the surrounding landscape.

The sanctuary is home to nearly 170 bird species, and some have been brought from Australia, Siberia, and North America. The Asian Openbill Stork, Woolly-necked Stork, Painted Stork, Black-headed Ibis, and Common Spoonbill are among the star attractions of this sanctuary. You can also spot small animals such as the Indian grey mongoose, common palm civet, and monitor lizard.