Ramadevarabetta Vulture SanctuaryDirection
The vulture sanctuary was officially set up in 2012, but the long-billed, Egyptian and white-backed vultures have been roosting in the hills of Ramanagara for several decades. These are the three species found in Ramanagara out of the nine found in India. Alarmed at the drop in the vulture population over the years – an estimated 97% of the long billed and 99% of the Egyptian vultures have disappeared – environmentalists and bird watchers campaigned to have the area declared as a sanctuary. In 2012, around 346.41 hectares was earmarked as a protected area for the vultures. It is within this patch of the map that the proposed Sholay theme park is located.
How to Reach:
Nearest airport – Kempegowda International Airport ( Bengaluru International Airport ) at Devanahalli.
The nearest Railway station is Ramanagara and Channapatna .
Bangalore – mysore highway 4 km from Ramanagara .