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Butterfly Research Centre and Fundraiser Cafe

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Come for butterflies, Stay for the food

Stayed here with a few classmates for two weeks during our study abroad program and completely... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2019
Chue L
Excellent food

We had delicious, home-cooked food over several days while staying at the Butterfly Research Centre.

Reviewed 8 December 2018
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The Butterfly Research Centre houses the fourth largest reference collection of butterflies and moths in India. The largest insect in the world, largest Indian butterfly, most beautiful moth in the world, owl butterflies, leaf butterflies, etc are...more
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Jones Estate Rd | Above Bhimtal Lake, Bhimtal 263136, India
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Reviewed 25 January 2019

Stayed here with a few classmates for two weeks during our study abroad program and completely loved every minute of it. If you are passing by Bhimtal, you must see the Butterfly cafe, try Shiela-ji's food, and have a chat with Peter-ji! Shiela-ji makes the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Chue L
Reviewed 8 December 2018

We had delicious, home-cooked food over several days while staying at the Butterfly Research Centre.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bembix
petersmetacek, Owner at Butterfly Research Centre and Fundraiser Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Thank you so much! :) We look very much forward to your next visit and enlightening conversations!

Reviewed 1 December 2018

This place reinforces how being one with nature is a way of life. The amazing collection of butterflies, moths and myriad other creatures take your breath away, and Peter is always gracious enough to share his vast knowledge on the subject. Every nook and cranny...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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petersmetacek, Owner at Butterfly Research Centre and Fundraiser Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Thank you so much for these kind words! Am very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.. it motivates one to know that this way of life is appreciated! We look forward to your next visit hoping that we can surpass your high expectations!

Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

The food was good for sure but what is great is the rich experience of knowing about butterflies, seeing some amazing ones and the conversations with the owner are stimulating, the sound of the jungle, the scent of pine.... it’s a special experience!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BulbulMankani
petersmetacek, Owner at Butterfly Research Centre and Fundraiser Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Thank you, Bulbul! We are glad you liked the food! conversations are never one sided and it was stimulating for us to have someone of your vast experience to learn from! :) We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

I did a google for the places to visit in Bhimtal and it was one of the topmost things here to do. And certainly, it is. It's very rare to find an attraction like this. The place is a little uphill and the roads are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jyots
petersmetacek, Owner at Butterfly Research Centre and Fundraiser Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words! I am glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 23 October 2018

good and large variety of collections of moths and butterflies. I was just an enthusiast; but his informative and interesting talks were very simple and no scientific terms used; this made the session more apt for novice like us. We come to know the butterfly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ziniatalks
petersmetacek, Owner at Butterfly Research Centre and Fundraiser Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Thank you for your kind words. :) I hope you stay with us the next time and say equally good things about the café and homestay!

Reviewed 25 June 2018

I came across this place while researching for butterflies for a painting project. The work Peter has done on butterflies is commendable. He is a great host with immense knowledge and a penchant to feed you good food and pick and drop you from the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RichaKediaart
petersmetacek, Owner at Butterfly Research Centre and Fundraiser Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Thank you very much for the glowing review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay here as much as we did! We look forward to having you here again!

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We took a great effort to reach this place, however, there was no one who can answer us about this place. After reaching this place, we asked a person if it is open and we can visit this plane, despite that didn't get the answer.More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Amar P
petersmetacek, Owner at Butterfly Research Centre and Fundraiser Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

I am sorry about your bad experience here. Since there is only Shiela and me here, and either of us would have gladly answered your questions, and neither of us have a memory of such an encounter, the possibility arises that perhaps you visited some...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Modest museum with a collection of preserved moths & butterflies, plus frequent educational courses.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Narendra N
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Wooden house of Fred Jr is simply Amazing...you would love to stay in John estate...it's very interesting place and many Bollywood films done here.

Date of experience: February 2017
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petersmetacek, Owner at Butterfly Research Centre and Fundraiser Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

I am afraid you confused this Centre with my brother's house and this review does not really apply to us...

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ShivaR374
14 January 2018|
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Response from petersmetacek | Property representative |
Butterflies do not produce silk, so there is no connection between butterflies and the silk industry.
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gitasharma2
12 December 2017|
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Response from petersmetacek | Property representative |
Sorry, I did not see this earlier. The landline, which usually does not work, is 05942 247068; my mobile number is 8938896403. Please note that it is an old phone, so no whatsapp and other apps.
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