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Butterfly Research Centre

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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butterflies - a world of mimicry

good and large variety of collections of moths and butterflies. I was just an enthusiast; but his... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Beautiful location, Amazing Host and Butterflies

I came across this place while researching for butterflies for a painting project. The work Peter... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
New Delhi, India
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The Butterfly Research Centre houses the fourth largest reference collection of butterflies and moths in India, after the three National Collections. The largest insect in the world, largest Indian butterfly, most beautiful moth in the world, owl...more
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Jones Estate Rd | Above Bhimtal Lake, Bhimtal 263136, India
+91 89388 96403
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good and large variety of collections of moths and butterflies. I was just an enthusiast; but his informative and interesting talks were very simple and no scientific terms used; this made the session more apt for novice like us. We come to know the butterfly...More

Thank ziniatalks
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I came across this place while researching for butterflies for a painting project. The work Peter has done on butterflies is commendable. He is a great host with immense knowledge and a penchant to feed you good food and pick and drop you from the...More

Thank RichaKediaart
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We took a great effort to reach this place, however, there was no one who can answer us about this place. After reaching this place, we asked a person if it is open and we can visit this plane, despite that didn't get the answer.

Thank Amar P
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Modest museum with a collection of preserved moths & butterflies, plus frequent educational courses.

Thank Narendra N
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Wooden house of Fred Jr is simply Amazing...you would love to stay in John estate...it's very interesting place and many Bollywood films done here.

Thank abh19842015
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Just one word I will say.... Superb. Type of butterfly was so good. I would like to say that everyone should go there. U can play with piano also.

1  Thank KrishanG70
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Had booked through bnb and Peter was an informed and knowledgeable host. It was a lovely stay and he was kind enough to make us a late dinner. He even played the guitar with us and sung a few songs.it was a wonderful evening. The...More

2  Thank Anubhag33
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Butterflies for me were at best a passing interest – interesting me only when they were passing by. When I travel or trek and somebody would point out a pretty one I would be enamoured enough to track it to the next flower or bush....More

1  Thank Wanderink
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Apart from the rare collection and Peter as a wonderful friend, philosopher and guide; it is a perfect getaway from the city. The bungalow is equipped with all modern amenities. Yet, it serves as a livid window to the style and culture of the nineteenth...More

Thank PoojaGupta77
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Very rare and exotic butterfly collection starting from Peter's grandfather's time in Africa and Papua New Guinea. Not only is the collection of butterflies and moths worth seeing but the explanation and narrative is excellent. A must visit if you are in this area.

Thank sundeeprsingh
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13 January 2018|
Response from petersmetacek | Property representative |
Butterflies do not produce silk, so there is no connection between butterflies and the silk industry.
12 December 2017|
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Response from petersmetacek | Property representative |
Sorry, I did not see this earlier. The landline, which usually does not work, is 05942 247068; my mobile number is 8938896403. Please note that it is an old phone, so no whatsapp and other apps.