Annapurna Butterfly Museum
Annapurna Butterfly Museum
4.5

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Bhim Kali Patan Marga Prithivi Narayan Campus, Pokhara 33700 Nepal
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Machhindra
Kathmandu, Nepal9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This is the best place where the nature lover and kids loved to be. You may enjoy with a glimpse of the wilderness of Annapurna Area, especially it is a wonderful collection of butterflies and moths.
Written 18 November 2022
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JennLewDC
Annandale, VA123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Hidden on a campus. Free museum with a whole room dedicated to butterflies. Why? If you ever come to Nepal you will see more species than you can think possible. But it's not just the butterflies. The displays in the museum are very well thought out. Making what could be boring displays of dead critters, really interesting. Worth a 45 min walk from the lakeside or a bus.
Written 2 May 2022
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Ken R
Kimberley, Canada95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Annapurna Butterfly Museum is located outside the city and as we were walking it took us some time to find it. The museum is located in the grounds of the local university - the Prithivi Narayan Campus. Once at the museum, you can spend the better part of a day looking at different types of butterflies, insects and other arthropods found in Nepal. The collection has been systematically arranged in display drawers that can be explored by visitors.
Hats off to Mr Colin Smith (aka Mr Butterfly and Butterfly Baje in Nepali) who dedicated his life to collect and preserve these butterflies.
Written 4 March 2020
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Pradeep A
New Delhi, India411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Annapurna Butterfly Museum is a house of butterflies. It is not famous as it should have been. Situated outside main city.
Written 25 August 2019
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Sumitkumar_13
Mumbai, India860 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
Annapurna Butterfly Museum is a different kind of museum providing a different kind of opportunity for nature lovers. Lot of variety is available in this museum
Written 29 May 2018
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nik_0107
New Delhi, India616 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
Annapurna Butterfly Museum is part of the university research centre. Most of the locals are not aware of the same, however usually cabs drivers are aware of ti.
Written 8 April 2017
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palazzonavale
Paris, France7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Lovely collection of butterflies for insect lovers. Museum though is not very well kept and far from Lakeside.
Written 4 April 2017
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Kãpil S
Pokhara, Nepal11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016
Its an amazing place where you get to see & learn about butterflies of different species. The first time I went there was about 23 years ago. The old foreign "Butterfly Man" is still there!
Written 27 January 2017
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Tharan G
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
I visited this museum after nearly 20 years and It still free to visit!!
It's well maintained and is very informative.
The butterfly collection is the gem of this museum.
You can spend whole day looking at different types of butterflies found in Nepal.
Hats off to Mr Colin Smith (aka Mr Butterfly and Butterfly Baje in Nepali) who dedicated his life to collect and preserve these butterflies.
Written 21 September 2016
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Talia R
New York City, NY185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Not sure why this is classified as just the butterfly museum, it is the Annapurna Natural History Museum. We arrived by public transport from the lakeside, walked around the area a bit and then the university grounds before going into the museum. I totally dug it - this is like a Portlandia skit, but in a really good way. The paintings, murals, taxidermy, is all so kitsch. The butterfly area is obviously a passion project. Unfortunately there was no English-speaking staff around, but we still learned a lot from reading. In my opinion, this is a great little adventure in Pokhara, really happy we went and surprised this doesn't get more traction with visitors!
Written 17 July 2016
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