Kaggaladu Bird Sanctuary
Kaggaladu Bird sanctuary is located in tumkur district, karnataka. After Kokkare bellur sanctuary in Mandya, this is the second largest painted storks sanctuary in South India. The sanctuary is home to painted storks and Grey Herons since 1999. It was through the members of tumkur based NGO, wildlife Aware nature club, the outside world got to know about the heronary. The sanctuary is located about 9 km to the north-west of Sira town. The migratory birds stay here for almost six months from february till the end of august. Rain-based food grain cultivation is the major occupation. Tamarind and Indian Banyan are the dominant tree species in the village. The other attractions surrounding the place includes, The seebe temple,The kallambella wetland and the distinctive architecture of the mughal period.
How to reach :
Kaggaladu Bird Sanctuary is near sira and the best way to reach there is through Bangalore-Pune highway. Sira is about 50 kms from tumkur city.