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Butterfly Museum

East Khasi Hills District, Shillong 793001, India
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Ranked #12 of 35 Attractions in Shillong
Type: Museums
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Shillong, India
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

WOW!! seriously this are the words uttered by me as soon as i entered Q. Should i consider this place in my traveling list? A. If you are nature lover, biologist, love the magnificent beauty of butterfly and IF YOU ARE NOT AFRAID OF THE INSECTS! then you must consider this place. Family traveler and backpacker won't find it interesting,... More

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99 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This meuseium has collection of some beautiful butterflies . They also have other north eastern culture and history items . You like it . It's not too big museum but it's descent.

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Hyderabad, India
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A disappointment, since the museum was closed for maintenance. Had set our hearts on this but could not visit. Seriously guys, can you not publish this as Meghalaya tourism news.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The place is not very well known among the locals. One of the attractions which have shot to fame due to reviews - not due to promotion by locals. The place is good. We can only appreciate the efforts taken by the collector and his family members. The present family members who are handling the show are little rude -... More

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Dehradun, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Awesome collection of butterflies and moths. This awesome museum is located at the basement of the founder owner's house. This museum houses india's single largest collection of butterflies.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

If u r a person who thinks too much then u shall look at the numbers and say, so many butterflies have been caught and framed. But it is an amazing collection of the butterflies of all the varieties. The leaf Butterflies will let your jaw drop and the size of moths and beetles is something zi had never seen.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Thousands of insects put together in that one small room .. its a private place .. when we went no one else was there apart from us .. but the collection of butterflies and moths is fabulous .. if you are an insect lover then don't miss it .. however if you are not, you should better skip it ..... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The WANKHAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ENTOMOLOGY is not just about butterflies. It is the lifetime collection of Late Mr SK Sircar and his son Late Mr D Wankhar, now maintained and managed by son-in-law Mr Dawling. Yje single hall numerous glass-case museum houses various insect species typical of North East India. Bugs, Beetles, Moths, Spiders and yes Butterflies. Located in... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The collection of butterflies, moths, beetles may peeve some folks...but if you are a fan of anything related to Entomology..you may be in for a treat! Mr.Sircar's collection is commendable and his attempt to preserve and share his findings more so! Be prepared to pay Rs.10/- per picture you click...but, hey...all so worth it!!

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

see a private collection of over 10000+ bugs and beautiful butterflies! one of a kind museum on entomology located in the heart of shillong. got an inspiring story of the collector.

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