A pleasant breeze runs through your face, brushing your hair as you wake up in the midst of a flower meadow, with butterflies fluttering around. Paints a pretty picture, doesn't it? That's how it feels to visit the newly inaugurated butterfly park in Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, near Tughlaqabad, Delhi.
The park, inaugurated by Forest Department on April 5, 2022, is the perfect spot to make friends with some vibrant butterflies. Spread over 2.5 acres, the park provides a much-needed respite from the uneventfulness of metro life.
The park is adorned with beautiful flowers to attract butterflies and also attract nature lovers, students, and environmentalists. Currently, more than ten species of butterflies such as Striped Tiger, Peacock Pansy, Blue Pansy, White Orange Tip, Common Lime, Large Salmon Arab, Common Emigrant, Common Leopard, Forget Me Not, Tawny Coster, and so on are residing in the park. In the future, more species will also be introduced to the garden.
Apart from alluring flowers and butterflies, the park also features a few selfie points and benches, perfect to give a delightful start or end to your day. The greenery of the park is picturesque with different species of plants. There are also some medicinal plants in the nursery beside the park. Being part of the Asola Bhatti Wildlife sanctuary the park presents chances of witnessing some wildlife too, including snakes, monitor lizards and a rich variety of birdlife too.
However, not everything is unicorns and rainbows as the park is closed on weekends. The park is open from 9 am to 5.30 pm, a little odd for the scorching summers of Delhi but we hope it gets better in the winters.
The park is well connected to the metro. The nearest metro station is Tughlakabad Metro Station, violet line. You can catch an auto-rickshaw to reach your destination. If you are traveling in your private vehicle, the parking facility is also available. The ticket price is just 10 rupees per person and 5 Rs charges extra for your vehicle parking.