Butterfly Park, Srirangam, Trichy
Butterfly Park is butterfly conservatory located in Srirangam Town in Trichy District of Tamilnadu. The butterfly park is in a serene location between the banks of rivers Cauvery and Kollidam near Srirangam. This Park is considered as one of the biggest butterfly parks in Asia. The park spreads over 35 acres and built at a cost of approximately 8 crores. It is exactly situated near river bank of Cauvery near Melur, Srirangam. There is no public or private transport available after Melur.
This park has beautiful garden, fountain, largest butterfly glass house, fountain and hut to take rest and have food. The park also had a 1.2-km walkway for the visitors. The garden is full of nectar flowers and host plants to attract butterflies. A big blue tiger butterfly sculpture can be seen at entrance in the lawn. The garden has fountains, artificial ponds, suspended bridges, butterfly houses, sculptures of caterpillars, butterflies to attract many visitors.
The park also includes a 'Nakshatra Vanam', or a collection of trees that corresponds to the zodiac signs and stars in Indian astrology. This park features 27 tree or plant species corresponding to 27 stars of the Hindu almanac and 12 tree or plant species corresponding to the zodiac signs. Visitor can plant a tree at free of cost according to their sign.
Butterfly Park is located at about 400 meters from Melur, 7 Kms from Srirangam Ranganathar Temple, 7 Kms from Srirangam Railway Station, 10 Kms from Trichy Chatram Bus Stand, 15 Kms from Trichy Central Bus Stand, 16 Kms from Trichy Railway Station, 16 Kms from Trichy and 20 Kms from Trichy Airport.