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Address: East Khasi Hills District, Shillong 793001, India
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Colourful butterflies

Not a very big museum but well maintained. Very good for kids as it enhances their knowledge and they find it attractive too. Tickets are not expensive, so one can think of going... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
ReetaKarki
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Outstanding collection of huge species of moths, butterflies, beetles, centipedes, millipedes and tarantula have been showcased by Mrs. Wankhar, daughter of bengali entomologist Dr. S. Sarkar who passionately started the ponderous job to collect the specimens from various parts of different countries. Vibrant glittering hue of fluttering wings of butterflies, unmatched size of the centipedes, rare glimpse of well preserved... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Not a very big museum but well maintained. Very good for kids as it enhances their knowledge and they find it attractive too. Tickets are not expensive, so one can think of going there.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Entomological Museum, better known as Butterfly Museum, is a treasure trove for nature lovers. Great collection of beautiful and exotic species of butterflies are on display along with a wide variety of insects and bugs. The owner charges an entry fee of Rs 50 and Rs 10 per photo if you intend to click some.

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East Sikkim, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I was disappointed seeing the small museum but good collection. I found the concerned person to be money minded as he started telling the ticket rates and cost of each photo we click .No tickets were given. It is a small room with less lights and found the house with great difficulty. It would be better if proper directions are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Beautiful museum of butterflies. The museum has collection of various species and colour of butterflies, spiders, moths ,beetles from all parts of country. Surely this place will be loved by butterflies lovers. You can see different species,shapes and colours of butterflies. Museum is privately owned and well maintained. Take you time to see thousand of butterflies.

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New Delhi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Hundreds perhaps thousands of beautiful butterflies around. An awesome experience. Take your time to visit this place and be happy.:)

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

If fluttering colorful wings of butterflies have always charmed you, Butterfly Museum in Shillong would be of interest to you. Also known as Entomological Museum, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Shillong. The museum has a collection of butterflies, spiders, moths and beetles species from all across the country. Butterfly museum is a privately owned museum... More 

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Shillong, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

An extraordinary museum for the lovers of butterflies! You get to see the most amazing species of butterflies in different shapes and sizes! :D

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Thank Abhijeet1512
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

i was staying at the Holiday Home and came to know of Buterfly museum. initially i thought it was a park with a few butterflies. when we finally found the house i could not believe it could have any museum let alone of butterflies. having visited, i can assure people that it was a feast for the eyes of hundreds... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Mr. Siddhartha Kumar sarkar, an entomologist from Kolkata went to Shillong and married a Khasi lady bearing surname Wankhar. Mr. Sarkar devoted his life for searching and collecting various insects, beetles, moths and butterflies from the North East region. He established the entomological museum (Butterfly Museum) for which it has been an attraction of Shillong. He sent his son to... More 

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