The Butterfly Park at Bannerghatta National Park

If you have a little time to spare, do visit Bannerghatta National Park…and the Butterfly Park there. Admission is Rs.10, which is really worth it. Here’s the Butterfly Park signboard:

Bannerghatta National Park - Butterfly Park signboard, Bangalore, bengalooru, bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park – Butterfly Park signboard (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

The dome of the Park itself is a beautiful construction, with the lush greenery inside:

Dome of the Butterfly Park

Dome of the Butterfly Park (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

And here are a few butterflies that I snapped inside:

The COMMON MORMON MALE:

Common Mormon Male Butterfly

Common Mormon Male Butterfly (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

The PIERROT:

Pierrot Butterfly, Bangalore, bengalooru, bengaluru

Pierrot Butterfly (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

The COMMON COASTER :

Common Coaster Butterfly, Bangalore, Bengalooru, bengaluru, Bannergatta park

Common Coaster Butterfly (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

The BLUE MORMON:

Blue Mormon Butterfly, Bangalore, bengalooru, bengaluru, bannergatta park

Blue Mormon Butterfly (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

However, I feel that there should be more pictures of the butterflies inside the enclosure, as most visitors do not know the id’s.

The area around the Butterfly Park seems also a good place to spot some common, and less common,birds; I spotted this TICKELL’S BLUE FLYCATCHER there, but since I did not have a good birding camera, could only take this bad shot:

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Bannergatta park, bangalore, bengalooru, bengaluru

Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Of course, the animal safaris are also useful for introducing small children to the mammals in the Indian forests; they need not bother about the fact that animals in captivity are really a sad spectacle! The Park could definitely police its anti-plastic and trash policy a little more effectively, though..the litter is really awful.

But all in all, Bannerghatta National Park..even if it is just the tourist area…is well worth a visit!

Deepa Mohan
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Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.