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Address: Pisgal Between Tropical Spice Farm And Sahakari Spice Farm, Ponda 403404, India
Phone Number: 918322985174
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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A conservation project by an ordinary couple attracts a lot of visitors...

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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Morning time is best to visit. First time we with young kids entered an enclosure of birds n saw close by. The water harvesting n terrace gardens on the owners house is unique n a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2016
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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We landed up here with great expectations based on reviews from fellow Tripadvisors but were sorely disappointed as this is no more than a glorified kitchen garden behind the owner's house. Our experience could have been so different from others given that it was spring (February) when butterflies are not in abundance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

A good place to take your kids along for some watching butterflies but we landed there during the wrong time. The best month is September.

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Thank adipm4
India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We went there while returning back from our trip. First impression was puzzling since we did not find anyone around, then Yashodan greeted us and took us to a tour of entire area. The rabbits, birds and butterflies of several types were there for us to see and enjoy. He showed us different rare plants that they have. He also... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

A diamond dove hatching the eggs...and all sorts of butterflies and tiny birds chirping and flying around you. No words for the experience !!

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Thank Malhar M
Pune, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

The place is pretty close to Molem and the directions on Google made it easy to find. Its on a hill slope transformed from a scrub into a lush green paradise. I was surrounded by variety of trees and plants as soon as I entered, the sound of flowing water soothing the senses. Quite a few butterflies flying about in... More 

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kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

Morning time is best to visit. First time we with young kids entered an enclosure of birds n saw close by. The water harvesting n terrace gardens on the owners house is unique n a different experience.

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Nagpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Firstly hats off to the sweet n warm couple Mr. Yashodhan and Mrs. Jyoti Heblekar!! You'll instantly fall in love with them with their warm n welcoming hearts!! If you really want to see the real natural beauty of Goa; this place is a must visit!! Just have some time on your hand and be a li'l patient; you'll enjoy... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

First I would like to applaud the concept and effort of the person who founded this Conservatory. When we reached in the afternoon it didn't seem like a popular tourist destination as there wasn't any human in sight. After couple of shouts the caretaker came out of the woods. He very politely explained about the place and tickets charges. He... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We have been planning this place for quite some time, and was happy to be there finally. Not the regular "touristic" spot that one would expect in goa ! The entire area was well designed and conservatory efforts by the insurer-homeopathy duo is remarkable. We were warmly greeted by the caretaker, who showed around the few birds in the large... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We collected tickets of Rs 100 per person at the entry gate with assurance from the caretaker about availability of a decent number of butterfly species during that time. But what he ended up showing (as the owner did not bother to come up for showing us) was a small cage with few lovebirds and a few plants with not... More 

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Yashodan-Rohit H, Owner at Butterfly Conservatory Of Goa, responded to this review

We are sorry that you felt our conservation effort was a waste of your time and money . We will sensitize our caretaker Vijay to brief visitors more accurately before issuing tickets about availability of butterflies . We do agree that butterflies aren't found between 12 noon to 2 pm in this unusually warm and humid weather this year .... More 

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