The beautiful bird sanctuary near Mysore, India – Ranganathittu – means Ranga’s abode. In the peak season, which is in the month of January, you can see 22,000 birds flock as they migrate to different parts of the world. We were there in late November and there were not as many. However we did see some unique ones, the names I don’t remember. Our guide was very eloquent in describing the birds – he did mention many different countries, not sure whether to impress us with his knowledge or merely stating the facts, for I am not a bird specialist and there is no way I could tell if he was telling the truth. Anyway, we saw a big crocodile while on the boat ride. The boat was exclusively chartered for us six people and it cost us Rs. 225 – all but 4 1/2 dollars!

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