Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, also referred to as Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka, is a hen sanctuary in the Mandya District of the kingdom of Karnataka in India. It is the largest chook sanctuary within the country, best 40 acres in place, and incorporates six islets at the banks of the Kaveri river. Ranganathittu is placed three kilometers far from the ancient city of Srirangapatna and 16 kilometres north of Mysore. The sanctuary attracted about 3 lakh traffic in the course of 2016–17, which shows its notability as critical hen sanctuary of India.
The islets got here into being while an embankment across the Kaveri river was built in 1648 by the then Mysore King, Kanteerava Narasimharaja Wadiyar. The ornithologist Salim Ali discovered that the islets shaped an important nesting floor for birds, and persuaded the Wodeyar kings of Mysore to the area a wildlife sanctuary in 1940. The Forest Department of Karnataka State is keeping the fowl sanctuary and puts its efforts to improve the sanctuary, which consist of buy of nearby non-public lands to amplify the covered location. The sanctuary with its islets revel in heavy flooding throughout positive wet seasons when water is launched from KRS Dam upstream, due to heavy rains.