At a distance of 4.5 km from Chandigarh Bus Station, Butterfly Park is a famous park situated in front of the main entrance of Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology in sector 26 of Chandigarh. It is one of the best places to visit in Chandigarh.
Butterfly Park is spread over an area of 7 acres, with beautiful landscaping. Special care has been taken to create a good habitat for butterflies. The park is well maintained and is home to around 35 species of butterflies, which add color to the place. A few prominent among these are Angled Castor, Ape fly, Blue Mormon, Common Grass Yellow, Common Blue Bottle, Chocolate pansy and Commander, etc. There are silence zones which are created for beautiful tiny creatures such that they do not get disturbed when they walk on trails of nature.
This park has full of vegetation with a variety of trees and shrubs. Flowers and butterflies need each other. To meet this requirement a variety of flowering plants such as Marigold, Petunia, Lantana, Gazenia, Salvia, Dahlia and other species are also planted in the butterfly park. This park also has amazing selection of mass plants for butterflies which includes Amla, Capris, Ashoka, Citrus Salix, Mango, Palm and Calotropis etc. There is also a spacious conservatory for the students of Entomology to study the behavior of these beautiful insects.
The best time to visit the park is from March to October in order to have a sight of these colorful butterflies. They can be seen throughout the year except on winters when they go into hibernation.
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM