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4 Popular Butterfly Parks in India

Written by: Akshatha Vinayak
Updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 14:56 [IST]
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Mother nature holds in herself the abundant beauty and art. In an ocean of creations, butterflies are small yet beautiful creatures that steal hearts! Have you ever tried to observe them carefully? It looks as if the God has specially manufactured the colours to paint it on these flying beauties. The process through which the butterflies are born is nothing less than a miracle!

Butterfly Parks in India

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Sadly, butterflies have also taken a hit by the spreading urbanisation. Hence, it becomes even more necessary to protect them. Several butterfly parks are found in different parts of India.

Shall we take a tour around some popular butterfly parks in India?

Butterfly park Bannerghatta

Interior View of Butterfly Park in Bengaluru
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Butterfly Park, Bengaluru

Every good thing has a good beginning! Likewise, Bannerghatta Butterfly Park, which opened in 2007, has been a model for butterfly conservation, research and captive breeding. The Butterfly Park in Bannerghatta National Park was a great initiative that also provides knowledge on butterfly species and butterfly life-cycles. Bannerghatta Butterfly Park is the first butterfly park in India and also a popular tourist place in Bengaluru (Bangalore).

Butterfly Parks in India

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Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden, Thane

Thanks to the efforts of Rajendra Ovalekar, today there is a Butterfly Garden in the busy Mumbai. Interestingly, here butterflies are not bred in artificial conditions! Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden was created by converting an agricultural land in the outskirts of Thane (Mumbai). Tourists can witness almost 70 species of butterflies which fly around happily in this garden. It is one of the must-visit Butterfly parks in India!

Butterfly Parks in India

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Butterfly Park, Shimla

Don't forget to visit India's second butterfly park on your trip to Shimla. Built on the model of Bannerghatta Butterfly Park, here the focus is on the conservation of the 'flying jewels' in this beautiful region.

Butterfly Parks in India

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Butterfly Conservatory, Ponda

Along with exploring the spice plantations and temples in Ponda, do visit the butterfly conservatory. A walk in this Butterfly Conservatory is sure to take to another world. Around 133 species of butterflies are found here.

Patience is the key to have a wonderful time with these colourful creatures!

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