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Bannerghatta Butterfly Park

Bannerghatta Butterfly Park is the first park of its kind in the country and hence a major tourist destination for those visiting the southern part of India. It is a great place to spend your time among the most interesting and beautiful species of nature. The park has been carefully created to provide an amazing tropical setting that attracts various species of butterflies. The park is a reminder to our generation that butterflies have a special place, not only in the insect world but to us, humans too.


The butterfly conservatory in the Bannerghatta Butterfly Park, which is a part of the Bannerghatta National Park, is a large circular enclosure covered with a transparent roof made of poly-carbonate. It was opened for public in November, 2006 and established over 7.5 acres which includes a national park. The environment inside the park has been specifically designed to support a number of species of butterflies.


The park is co-managed by the Zoo Authority of Karnataka, The Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment, and the University of Agricultural Sciences. 

Species of Butterflies in the Dome

The climate here is humid with a tropical setting. The flora inside the park has been carefully selected to attract butterflies in large numbers and has about 10,500 square feet of beautifully landscaped garden. There are two other domes inside the conservatory where carefully preserved exhibits of various butterflies are displayed. The park also has a diorama or a picture-viewing place. The park has about 20 varieties of butterflies but a study has reported that there are 48 species that the park attracts in various seasons. Breeding of various species of butterflies are carried out in captive conditions and then released in the conservatory dome.

The Bannerghatta Butterfly Park is a place for both children and grownups. The amazing settings include an artificial waterfall and a museum. There is a highly informative audio visual show on butterflies that traces the origin of butterflies and also reveals the connection between humans and butterflies.

Visitor Information

The Bannerghatta Butterfly Park is open from 930 AM to 5 PM. There is an entry fee of INR 20 per head which includes the zoo fees. Foreigners have to pay INR 40 or equivalent. Reaching early is advisable as the place gets crowded during the late morning and evening. Avoid weekends when the crowd size gets doubled.

How to Reach

Bengaluru is the capital of the state and extremely well-connected by rail, road and air.

By Road

Buses are available from Bengaluru main city which is about 21 km from the park. Shivajinagar bus stand is about 25 km from the place and another prominent bus depot from where state transport buses ply to the Bannerghatta butterfly park at regular intervals.

By Rail

Bangalore railway station is 21 km from the butterfly park.

By Air

You can fly to Bengaluru International Airport and take a cab from the airport to the butterfly park.

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