Tripura's lone butterfly park a major tourist attraction

Updated: Mar 19 2023 12:03PM

Agartala, Mar 19 (PTI) Nestled in a village near the India-Bangladesh international border in Tripura's South district, a butterfly park developed by the forest department is now a major attraction for tourists from different parts of the country and also Bangladesh.

The Butterfly EcoPark at Chottakhola, close to the Trishna WildLife sanctuary is the first butterfly park of northeast. It was inaugurated in 2016 on 5.5 hectares of land having 250 species of butterflies.

"Many tourists are visiting the butterfly park. There are domestic tourists and also from neighbouring Bangladesh. The park is near the endangered bison park at Trishna wildlife sanctuary and Indo-Bangla Maitri Park to commemorate the Bangladesh liberation war. So, tourists can see three spots in one visit", Deputy Conservator of Forest, Krishnagopal Roy told PTI.