Wildlife Travel

Where are Those Butterfly Parks in India?

Butterfly Parks in India
Written by Jane Sophia

Do You know how many  butterfly parks are in India? Butterflies enchant us beyond our age, gender and likes. No one is an exception to get attracted by anything colorful in the world; be it living beings, flowers, leaves, solutions, and dress material.

The only difference I can think of is our preference for color. Some might like red, while others’ eyes are drawn towards anything blue. I always love green and its variants.

Butterflies come in so many color variations and some of them wear multiple colors without ever being conscious of their beauty and how humans from remote parts of the world travel thousands of miles just to see one single species of butterfly.

It is beyond any debate that urbanization has claimed a heavy toll on ecology. However, various government agencies, butterfly protection organizations have contributed much in conserving the habitat of butterflies by establishing butterfly sanctuaries and Butterfly Parks in India.

Here is a list of Butterfly Parks in India or butterfly houses as they are also called that tourists can visit in India.

  • Bangalore
  • Srirangam, Trichy
  • Pune
  • Chandigarh
  • Thane
  • Goa
  • Sikkim

Butterfly Parks in India: Bannerghatta Butterfly House, Bangalore.

Butterfly Parks in India Bannerghatta Bangalore

Of all these Butterfly Parks in India, the one in Bannerghatta National Park in Bangalore is the largest one spanning more than 7 acres. Here, the butterfly lovers can see a butterfly museum and a conservatory.

It is difficult to exactly say the number of species that live in a butterfly conservatory as new species will arrive without informing anyone and old species might fly elsewhere.

So, there is no point in trying to find out how many species of butterflies live in a conservatory. Just visit the habitat of a butterfly preservation park and enjoy the sight of unimaginable color combinations of butterflies with incredible patterns and designs on their wings.

Better take a note of the visiting time of this butterfly garden in Bangalore.

9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Tuesday is the weekly holiday.

 

Butterfly Parks in India: Butterfly House, Thane

This butterfly garden is the result of a single man’s effort. His name is Rajendra Ovalekar. This butterfly garden is named “Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden”. If you are going on a holiday to Mumbai, try to plan a trip to the Thane butterfly park that is located just in the suburbs of Mumbai city.

Butterfly Parks in India: Butterfly Park, Srirangam, Trichy

Butterfly Parks in India Srirangam

I guess this butterfly park in Tamilnadu state is a lesser-known butterfly garden in India as it is created and opened to the public only this year.

The entire area is nicely landscaped; there are a stream and fountain too that would keep the children happy. It is closed to the public on Tuesday. The rest of the days, the butterfly house is open to visitors from 9 am to 6 pm.

Butterfly Parks in India: Butterfly park, Ponda, Goa.

There is no weekly holiday here and the visiting time is 9.30 am to 4 pm.

Ponda city was once a predominantly Portuguese settlement and it is located about 30 km from Panaji, Goa.

The reviews by the visitors are a mixture of positive and negative, the latter is because very few butterflies can be seen.

I think the mornings are the best time to spot butterflies when the flowers are fresh and pregnant with honey.

Butterfly Parks in India: Butterfly Park, Chandigarh.

Butterfly Parks in India Chandigarh.

Chandigarh is a city that is neatly laid out which makes it easy to read the city map. The butterfly park in Chandigarh is located in Sector #26, near the Chandigarh College of Engineering.

This butterfly park is beautifully landscaped. The range of flora is thoughtfully planted so as to attract beautiful butterflies that include:

  • The Brown Monarch
  • Common Blue BottleCommon Blue Bottle
  • Apefly
  • Angled Castor

Butterfly Park, Sikkim

Address: Butterfly Reserve Park, Rang Rang , North Sikkim Highway, Sikkim 737116

Apart from its address, there is no solid information about this butterfly park in Sikkim.  Could not even find a reasonably good image of Sikkim Butterfly Park which I guess can be a big butterfly attraction place of the range of wild Himalayan flowers in Sikkim.

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