Butterfly Park, Bengaluru
The first Butterfly Park of India was established in Bengaluru city of Karnataka on 25th November 2006 with the motive of promoting butterfly ecotourism. It is a part of Bannerghatta National Park and spans over an area of 7.5 acres. The park houses a conservatory, a museum and a theatre. The conservatory exhibits several species of butterflies whereas in the museum the lifecycle of the butterflies are displayed. Short movies are shown in the theatre which illuminates the significance of conservation of butterflies. The park is beautifully adorned with artificial waterfalls.
Butterfly Park, Shimla
Shimla, in Himachal Pradesh, hosts the second butterfly park of India which covers an area of 10 acres. The state shelters over 300 species of butterflies as per the estimates of the Zoological Survey of India among which 14 species can be spotted in the cold desserts of Lahaul and Spiti district. These species have been conserved in the butterfly park of Shimla which houses a conservatory, a nature park and a museum.
Butterfly Park, Pune
The state of Maharashtra also owns a Butterfly Park located in the Pune city which was inaugurated on the Women's Day, 8th March 2011, by the veteran actress Dimple Kapadia. The park has been funded by the Pune Municipal Corporation and encompasses an area of two acres. Through the project, a dirty drain has been converted into a beautiful park. It s the home to about 80 butterfly species and also hosts a jogging track, waterfalls and rock garden.
Butterfly Park, Chandigarh
Butterfly Park in Chandigarh was inaugurated on 23rd May 2011, which is marked as Biodiversity Day by the Environment Society of India. It spans over an area of 7.5 acres. The place is embellished with meticulous landscaping and is covered with vast variety of shrubs and trees. As the butterflies cannot live without flowers, diverse flowering plants have also been planted in the park.
Butterfly Park, Sikkim
Butterfly Park situated in Sikkim is the first open air butterfly park of India located at Rangrang. It encompasses an area of 14 acres. Sikkim is one of the butterfly hotspots of the world and the thus the park is rich in terms of diversity of these winged creatures. It hosts butterfly enclosures, interpretation pavilions, landscape parks and research centres.
Butterfly Conservatory of Goa
Butterfly Conservatory of Goa stands in Ponda city stretching over an area of 4000 square metres. It is a private park established with the efforts of a few common people who converted a barren land without any natural source of water into a wonderful butterfly park hosting vast assemblage of butterflies, endemic plants and beautiful streams. It serves as a cherished tourist destination.
Ovalekar Butterfly Farm, Maharashtra
Ovalekar Butterfly Farm is located in Thane district of Maharashtra was established by Rajendra Ovalekar over his two acres of land. It is a small butterfly park serving as the home for about 100 species of butterflies. A unique feature of the park is that, Ovalekar personally escorts the visitors around the park and explains them about butterflies.
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