Butterflies are the most beautiful creation of God in the insect world. There are over 17,500 species of butterflies in the world and India is the home of about 1500 species of butterflies. All these butterflies are beautiful in their respective ways. Did you know, these beautiful creatures are also a part of our art from 3500 years ago in ancient Egypt?
Nature has assigned the most important work to butterflies after bees that is Cross Pollination. They help nature to grow. But now many of species of butterflies are extinct or going to extinct. In our technological world, we people are ignoring nature and its wonderful creatures. Many people even hunt butterflies for their beautiful wings.
We still have a little hope from Butterfly Garden and butterfly sanctuaries but I think we all have to make a little effort. We can save them by helping the government and nature to save these little creatures of God. The Government and many biotech researchers are helping butterflies in their reproductive cycle by proving them garden and living conditions.
Here, I am mentioning butterfly gardens in India that you can visit and see beautiful butterflies. These Butterfly gardens are made to sustain the local butterfly population and give them a home. Hope, this will help you and your children to live a few moments in heaven.
Best Butterfly Gardens in India
Below is the list of best butterfly parks in India that you must visit:
1. Butterfly Park, Bengaluru
The Department of Biotechnology (DoBT), India and Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) have initiated a joint project in 2003 to save the butterflies. This butterfly garden in Bangalore has opened in the year 2007 for the public. This butterfly park is India’s first butterfly park and has been established over the area of 7.5 acres which has a butterfly trail of about 1 km length.
Location: Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bengaluru 560083, India
2. Butterfly Park, Shimla
After Bangalore, Shimla butterfly park was the second butterfly garden which is established in India in the year 2008. This butterfly garden is the home of about 300 species of butterflies. This park has been established over an area of 4.2 hectares.
Location: Butterfly garden, Shimla Hills, Himachal Pradesh, India
3. Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden, Thane
Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden, Thane is the home for 132 species of butterflies. You can see these beautiful butterflies throughout the year. Unlike other butterfly gardens, this butterfly garden is an open air butterfly garden. You can see all the life stages of Butterfly – starting from eggs to caterpillar to Pupa.
The important thing to know about this butterfly park is that it opens only on Sunday. The timings are between 8:00 morning to 12:00 noon.
Location: Ovalekar Wadi, Owala Village, Takkarda Road, Ghodbunder Road, Thane, India, Thane, Maharashtra 400607
4. Butterfly Conservatory, Ponda, Goa
The Butterfly Conservatory is an experiment by Goans and they succeed. Breeding butterflies need endemic plants, clean air, and humus rich soil. Goa has all the required climate for butterflies. The Visitors can see the free-flying jewels only between September to December in Goa.
Location: Butterfly Conservatory, Ponda, Pisgal, Priol, Goa 403401
5. Butterfly Park, Chandigarh
The butterfly park in Chandigarh is not very huge but has good climate condition for butterflies. It has sufficient trees, a waterway, and a small lawn. It has flower beds for butterflies and a well constructed Shed with attractive posters and charts about butterflies. There is no entry fee for this garden of butterflies.
Location: Butterfly Park, Sector 26, Chandigarh, 160019
6. Butterfly Reserve Park, Sikkim
Butterfly Reserve Park is one of the best tourist attraction in Sikkim. The east region of India has a unique geographical location and has high variation in vegetation and climate. This makes Sikkim a perfect place for butterflies in the world. The park is established in the year 2011 on 29 hectares field.
Location: Butterfly Reserve Park, Rang Rang, North Sikkim Highway, Sikkim 737116
7. Thousand shades butterfly park gurugram
The thousand shades butterfly park in Gurgaon has over 27 spices of butterflies. The park has an indoor conservatory for butterflies and it opened in 2018. This 14-acre park plants including several herbal plants. The park is still struggling to attract visitors as the park is new and the climate of gurugram is tough for butterflies.
Location: thousand shades butterfly park, Sector 52A, Gurugram, Haryana 122022
8. Butterfly Park, Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary
The Asola Bhatti wildlife sanctuary, Asola runs in Conservation Education Center (CEC) and it is the Delhi’s first butterfly park. It is located just outskirts of Tughlakabad Fort. This park is home to over 90 species of butterflies with over 250 species of trees, 200 species of birds, 10 species of mammals, 10 species of reptiles, 8 species of amphibians.
Location: Butterfly Park, Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, New Delhi, Delhi 110044
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These are a top home of Flying jewels in India that you can visit with your friends and families. We as a travel blog always promotes nature.
Butterflies are the flying jewels of this planet. Due to urbanization, their habitats are destroying. So, we all have to take initiative and make butterflies visible again at every place not just in butterfly parks.