Butterflies at Goa’s Cotigao butterfly park awes visitors

Did you know that vibrant butterflies flying around you are a sign of a healthy environment? Cotigao’s butterfly park in Goa is one of the best places to admire these delicate beautiful creatures.

The park was launched in 2011. It is located in the Cotigao wildlife sanctuary, Canacona. This is Goa’s only butterfly park. The place has an area of 2,000sqm. Its role is to make people aware of the importance of butterflies to the ecosystem.

180 butterfly species have been recorded at the Cotigao butterfly park. Any visitor can easily get a glimpse of 30-40 species! The best time to see them is between 9 in the morning to 12 in the afternoon. Forest officials write down the butterflies’ names they spot daily. Everyday, they see at least 50 species! These include the world’s largest moth (Atlas moth) and Asia’s largest butterfly (Southern Birdwing).

The rarest sighting in the park is the Malabar Banded Swallowtail. What keeps attracting these winged beauties are the carefully selected host and nectar plants planted there.

You Might Also Be Interested In

New Goa Airport - What is ready?
Cutest tourist - German Shepherd, Maggie, explores Goa!
Mangoes sell like hot cakes at Bicholim
Ho Ho Ho! Harley Santas Ride All The Way To Grand Hyatt Goa
Kill time at this Goa bus stand... with a library!
A Japanese Dining Experience at Grand Hyatt Goa
30+ Must Visit Places in Goa
Goicar, Goa’s No 1 Self Drive Car Rental Service
Say Hello to the Warm and Welcoming Westin Goa
GO GRAND - NYE Gala Dinner and Theatre Show at Grand Hyatt Goa
Call for Goan Films - Iffi 2021
Thundershowers, temperature rise, and maybe even hailstorms in Goa?
Essen Windmills – A Testimony To Its Breeze Of The Ocean
A Goa fisherman saw something that surprised scientists!
A Festival Like No Other ….. (IFFI 2021)
Thundershowers for the next few days in Goa...
The monsoon season may start a bit earlier in Goa !
Heat relief and rainfall for Goa!
The famous Monte Music festival will be back with a bang!
Kokum Juice: the humble Goan summer drink
Is Day 6 of Iffi still interesting?
Boomba Ride seeks to show society the ... Read more
Concert for Peace held at Caava Courtyard
Stay Hydrated This Summer
Cloth bags distributed to Goa markets to reduce plastic waste
IFFI 52 International Competition Film Charlotte captures...
The mangroves of Goa are dying... Can something be done?
Monkey Mind Hostel
Goa Night Activities (other than clubbing)
Majestic black panther spotted in Goa!
Goa could soon become mask-free!
Feni distillers in Goa show how the heritage drink is made at their 'bhatis'
A new hack to increase crop in Goa?
What happens to the wild animals of Goa during summertime?
A glimpse into a day at IFFI 2021
Children’s Day Celebration
NFAI enriches its collection by adding 8...
To protect Goa's sensitive environment, a marine interpretation centre will be set up
A new Goa Bazaar complex just for Goan handicrafts!
A Christmas for Humanity at DoubleTree by Hilton Goa - Panaji
India to restart international flights from...
Have extra food? Donate it at the Calangute police stations!
Height of Goa's Magor bridge to be increased to reduce travelling time
More than 3000 Olive Ridley turtles hatched in Goa!
Pink rickshaws with women drivers to be in Goa!
The forgotten 'Gula Brinjal' of Goa may rise to fame again
Goa skies will have Venus and Jupiter "touching" each other soon!
Holiday Inn Goa Candolim appoints Shibiraj Saha as the Executive Chef
IFFI 52 unveils potpourri of films in World Panorama Section

Author: Sheryl
Goa is a special place for Content Writer, Sheryl Gonsalves, with its picturesque beaches, gorgeous sunsets, rich heritage, and delicious food.

Leave a Reply