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3.10 Lakhs Tourists Visited Butterfly Park in 2017


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Amphitheatre thrown open to public

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The Tropical Butterfly Conservatory at Srirangam has added another attraction for visitors in the form of an amphitheatre.

The fully air-conditioned amphitheatre, constructed at a cost of around Rs. 40 lakh and hitherto open only to students and those attending orientation courses on butterflies, has been thrown open to the general public too.

The nearly 100-seating capacity theatre situated inside the 25-acre conservatory housing several species of butterflies will screen short films on the insects and its conservation, besides on nature and eco-awareness, say Forest Department officials.

Two shows a day

The Forest Department has fixed Rs. 20 as entrance fee for the general public to watch films inside the amphitheatre.There would be two shows – one around noon and the other around 5 p.m. — with a running time of around 45 minutes, said an official.

The conservatory is growing in popularity. Around 30,000 school and college students from various parts of the State visited the state-of-the-art amphitheatre in the last one year. The butterfly conservatory, which was thrown open to the public two years ago, has attracted over 5.6 lakh visitors till now, said the official.

The number of butterfly species recorded inside the lush green conservatory has also seen an upswing over a period of time.

At present, 97 species of butterfly has been recorded inside the conservatory, which was established with the objective of conserving the beautiful insects and to create awareness among public about the crucial role played by thems in maintaining ecological balance.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 278782.ece


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:36 am 
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Butterfly conservatory is emerging as a tourism centre

The sprawling lush green Tropical Butterfly Conservatory at Srirangam is fast emerging as a major tourism centre with visitors’ arrival steadily increasing ever since it was thrown open to the public in November 2015.

Sandwiched between the Cauvery and the Coleroon river, the conservatory where several species of butterflies have been recorded has attracted over five lakh visitors in the last two years.

The conservatory established on a 25-acre reserve forest area in the Upper Anicut sees a large number of tourists during weekends as well as on holidays, say Forest Department officials.

Amusement equipment have been created inside the conservatory including a pleasure boat ride to attract children. Forest Department officials said the total number of children who had visited the conservatory, where survey of butterfly species at periodic intervals are being done to record new species, was one lakh in the last two years.

No govt. bus service

Majority of the visitors use their own vehicle or hired ones to come to the conservatory, established in a serene surrounding about six kilometres from Srirangam, in the absence of government bus service.

A privately operated mini bus does shuttle service from Srirangam to the conservatory at specified timings.

Forest officials say the visitors’ arrival to the conservatory has been on the rise steadily with revenue generated from entry ticket amounting to Rs. 66 lakh up to now.

The poor condition of the road leading to the conservatory especially from Melur village doesn’t seem to have deterred visitors given the steady rise in their arrivals.

Forest Department officials feel that if the State Transport Corporation which operates a bus service up to Melur village a few kilometres away from the conservatory every day were to extend it up to the conservatory at least on weekends when footfalls exceeds 1,000, it would augur well for the visitors.

Officials say new species continue to be recorded at the conservatory during surveys that is being conducted at periodic intervals.

As of now 93 butterfly species have been recorded, said the officials.

The last survey was done at the conservatory by the Forest Department on November 16.

The half-day orientation course on butterflies being conducted for students and butterfly enthusiasts since July has infused interest among many.

Around 385 college students from Tiruchi, Madurai and Chidambaram had taken part in the orientation courses during which the participants are taken on a butterfly walk inside the conservatory and explained about butterfly, importance of its conservation, its behaviour, classification and its crucial role in maintaining ecological balance.

The courses for which certificates are given to the students are being conducted twice a month since July.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 558320.ece


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Soon it would be a smooth ride to the Butterfly Park

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Visitors to the Tropical Butterfly Conservatory, popularly known as Butterfly Park, located about six kilometres away from Srirangam, can look forward to enjoying a smooth ride on the road from the start of 2018.

The battered road that erodes the satisfaction of visiting the park will soon be rectified. A main portion of the stretch from Melur to the park will be given a makeover in the coming months, official sources said.

The River Conservation Division of the Public Works Department has reportedly invited tenders for strengthening a 2.4 km stretch in the first phase, much to the relief of the Forest Department that maintains the park.

Footfalls have been on the rise to the park during weekends and holidays. People in good numbers could also be found on evenings, enjoying the fresh air away from traffic noise and other distractions.

Spread on a 25-acre expanse, the butterfly park that was inaugurated in 2015 now presents a lush green appearance replete with fountains, ponds, plants of various varieties, a children's park, and many other features.

The road from Melur to the conservatory, stated to be among the biggest in Asia, however, remains the only grey area. And, taking cognisance of this factor, the Tourism Department has entrusted the road strengthening work with the River Conservation Division of PWD.

According to official sources, the road will be widened to the extent of 5.5 metres from the existing 3.75 metres all along the stretch, at a cost of Rs. 1.99 crore. The widening work will include shifting of lamp posts and eviction of encroachments to a minimal extent.

The tender process will take about a fortnight for completion, and thereafter, the work will be carried out over the next few months, official sources added.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 537606.ece


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Approach Road to Butterfly Park to be widened and Re-laid at a cost of Rs 1.7 Crores


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