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Butterfly Conservatory Of Goa

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| Pisgal, Priol, Ponda 403404, India
+91 99755 92347
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Serene and calm

In the hustle bustle of Goa, this place makes u at home with nature. Especially in the month of... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2017
Shalet R
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Mumbai, India
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A very misleading name for a poor 'attraction'

Whatever you do ... PLEASE do not be tempted to go to this place. We went in the beginning of... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2017
Keith S
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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A conservation project by an ordinary couple attracts a lot of visitors inspired by their efforts to transform a barren hillslope into a forest. The Butterfly is used only as a catalyst . Breeding butterflies need endemic plants , clean air and humus rich soil . Caterpillars attract lot of insect predators hence the cycle is complete. Visitors get to see the free flying butterflies only between September to December , but are more attracted to this place to interact with wildlife artist Yashodan , see his paintings , his unique rooftop garden house with rainwater tanks and the many tiny surprises that the conservatory has to offer.
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Pisgal, Priol, Ponda 403404, India
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+91 99755 92347
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

In the hustle bustle of Goa, this place makes u at home with nature. Especially in the month of December when one who see crowded restaurants and beaches this was an indeed different Goa experience. The terrace garden of the owners are a must visit!

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Reviewed December 17, 2017

Whatever you do ... PLEASE do not be tempted to go to this place. We went in the beginning of December 2017 and although they state there are 133 species of butterfly, we saw just THREE species! About six of one species and one specimen...More

1  Thank Keith S
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Heblekars, Owner at Butterfly Conservatory Of Goa, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

We thank you for your review and hope that similiar like minded people heed your sage advice . You may know that the project is a conservation effort to re-forest the hill slope and keep the forests 74 hectares beyond that . We have taken...More

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

A lovely place for nature enthusiasts and if you wish to spend some tranquil time away from the crowd . Since it is an open garden , we went there to soak in the beauty that the place has to offer and if you can...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

Its not that big park to visit, but yeah if you have some time go visit else pls dont waste your time

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Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Went there yesterday while driving into Goa from Dharwad. Bit tricky to find the place in spite of using google maps but was assisted by the owner promptly. It is a man made cultivation on the slope of small hill with exotic plants to attract...More

Thank Sunil B
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Reviewed February 4, 2017

The conservatory is good for nature lovers. It has many species of butterflies alongwith a few birds and rabbits. The place, which was a barren piece of land, has been developed into a lush green habitat for butterflies by the owner over a period of...More

2  Thank Vipul V
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Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Having read reviews we decided to visit. We didn't manage to visit in the morning. Our fault. This is the best time to see the butterflies. It's a very beautiful place set into the hillside. You do need to be able to walk up hill...More

Thank Beverley O
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Reviewed January 6, 2017

Visited with just one other group at the location and hence made the trip worthwhile. A couple with some helping hands have transformed a patch of forest into a conservatory with a few birds , fishes and butterflies. Guide gave us good informative tour around...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2016

Went with high expectations but were completely disappointed after travelling 2 hrs from Calangute. its a small private garden where you see 3 varieties of butterfly. for that they charge you 100 INR per person. Can completely be avoided.More

2  Thank Srinivas C
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Heblekars, Owner at Butterfly Conservatory Of Goa, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2016

While "not enough butterflies" is a common complaint , we are surprised this time because currently every morning we have atleast 20 to 25 species of butterflies being spotted. People with patience ( and cameras ) have clicked even upto 47 species in the time...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We found this place online after searching for butterfly farms in the area and decided to take a trip to see it. It was easy to find via Google maps and was well sign posted. We arrived in the afernoon and was greeted by the...More

1  Thank Paige G
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NehaDhami
November 19, 2016|
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Response from Amit K | Reviewed this property |
Yeah. Do contact the person before visiting
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indiantraveller22016
July 6, 2016|
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Response from Amit K | Reviewed this property |
Plz contact 09822125474 prior to going there. The person who has developed it lives pretty close. It is open all times.
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indiantraveller22016
July 6, 2016|
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Response from Malhar M | Reviewed this property |
It will be open as per my knowledge. However best time to visit this place for sighting butterflies in large numbers is towards end of monsoon. End-August, September and some times early-October will be good.
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