Karanji Lake Nature Park

Mysuru (Mysore)

This well-maintained nature park is the place to spy on various bird species, including herons, rose-ringed parakeets and painted storks, and many butterflies. There's a huge aviary where you can observe caged birds such as peacocks and golden pheasants.

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1.59 MILES

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