Friday, March 9, 2007

Think creepy crawlies, and your blood curdles. But butterflies, which are also insects, evoke a pleasant reaction.
This weekend if you want to do something Zara-Hatke, then drive to Bannerghatta National Park that is situated 22 km south of Bangalore, Karnataka, India. (The journey to the park takes nearly half an hour from Bangalore)
The hilly place is the home for one of the rich natural, zoological reserves. The 25,000 acre zoological park makes this a major tourist attraction of Bangalore.The Butterfly Park that is tucked away in one corner of this vast land, spreads across 7.5 acres, it comprises of a butterfly conservatory, a museum and an audio-visual room. The dome of this park is a 10,000 sq.ft. circular enclosure, inside which the environment has been carefully designed to support over 20 species of butterflies. The environment has a tropical setting — complete with the humid climate, an artificial waterfall and a host plants and shrubs that attract butterflies.

Should you go?
Yes, because you need to believe that the Government is capable of executing some great ideas.Also,because the Butterfly Park at Banerghatta is not only a jewel in the crown of Bangalore, but also because it is the first of its kind in the world that integrates tourism, education, research and rural livelihood all under one roof.

Tips:
Food is not allowed inside the Park(Phew - Finally Somebody thought about this)
Carry your Camera if you want to capture these beautiful creatures.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thnx for the timely post, was looking out for a place I could visit this weekend, as being a couch potato is not my definition of a weekend.
What better place than an hours drive that can get me close to nature.
Thnx again.Keep these kinda posts comming in.

dankur said...

Yes.. Bannerghatta Nat'l Park is indeed a great place.. And the good thing is that it is getting popular these days.. I've been there 3-4 times and everytime learnt or found something new about nature.. check out some of these pics when i went there last August..
http://picasaweb.google.com/dankur/BannerghattaNationalPark

cheers.. ankur

Anonymous said...

Great post Ramesh, I think anyone wanting to know more about the park can rest reading your post and after that rush to be their among the beautiful butterflies. Do you have any pictures of the same??? ( If yes I would be glad to glance thru them)

Neema said...

Hey... Bannerghatta National Park is a pretty gud place... But I never knew there was a butterfly park over there. Will check it out this time. Thanks for the info

binu said...

Great job Ramesh,I think it is going to be fun, being around the beautiful incarnation of God.We dont have such Parks in Delhi.But for sure i think my visit to Bangalore this time wud be a dream come true.It wud be a trip in your words ZARA-HATKE.Thanks for the information.

Mysorean said...

Welcome to the blogsphere! :)