Saturday, May 21, 2011

Morning at Ovalekar's

Drive down 40kms north of Bandra on the Western Express Highway and you will land yourself in the Ovalekar butterfly garden. It is a naturalist’s haven and a photographer’s delight. Mr.Ovalekar is always at hand to guide every visitor round his painstakingly built butterfly park. The entry charges are just Rs.50/- per head which includes a guided tour of the garden by Mr.Ovalekar. Do call him prior to your visit to know the best time to visit. Now do have a look at what I saw on my visit in April this year and the butterfly season had barely begun. The details of how to get there are given at the end of the post. To get there : Drive down the Eastern or Western Express highways to reach Ghodbunder Road. Owla is a non-descript village near the Suraj Water Park on this road. One can also take a train to Thane and exit by the western side of the station to take an auto rickshaw to the garden. BEST bus number 700 (running between Thane and Borivali stations) also passes this way. Ovalekar may be contacted on 9820779729 / 9869256054

Or emailed at ovalekarwadi@gmail.com ((OR)) ovalekarwadi@ymail.com

Do visit their page on facebook at http://on.fb.me/ihoVQj

25 comments:

  1. Too Good.. you shud be a member at BNHS.

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  2. Looks like a fantastic place to go. And I can't believe such a serene reserve is that close to Mumbai! Looking forward to more tales from your hols!

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  3. almost fell down from my chair, STUNNED!!!

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  4. The pics were fantastic. but would have loved some captions -- of the flowers at least. Too good.

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  5. hey ..like wine, you have improved with age ..lovely photo's shots..

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  6. Gorgeous photographs, Deepak. I loved them. What a beautiful place to visit. I am so happy for you that you were able to have this experience.

    So lovely to visit your blog again. I have missed so much. Much peace. Namaste

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  7. Amazing place and pretty nice collection .

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  8. Beautiful to see all of them, lovely collection. :)

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  9. ohh b-e-a-u-tiful :D:D:D dey're just so prettty :D m so headin der :d

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  10. Gorgeous
    A lovely place to spend the day
    The photos are awesome.

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  11. Chitra NatarajanMay 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM

    hey thanks Deepak for the info about the park and the pics. pics are great. I too have been wanting to go there since I read about it in the papers.
    Hats off to Ovalekar.

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  12. Chitra NatarajanMay 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM

    hey thanks Deepak for the info about the park and the pics. pics are great. I too have been wanting to go there since I read about it in the papers.
    Hats off to Ovalekar.

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  13. Your photography is mind blowing!

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  14. Macromazing!

    I'm usually at your Mumbai blog because I love the city daily photo community; however, this is delightful.

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  15. Hi, just ran into your blog.
    Good to see these butterflies that I haven't seen in a very long time! :)

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  16. Wow! amazing captures... Okay, I am tempted to ask you- will you be keen to a photo-essay on travel for our green forum http://www.ektitli.org/

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  17. amazing bokeh! love the color contrast on the butterfly images :D

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  18. Such great pictures, well done

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  19. Noted. Need to go there as well.

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  20. It is feast for nature lover and photographers. Kids will also love it.

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  21. It is feast for nature lovers and photographers. Kids will also love it.

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  22. Yes we too should be there during their feasting time. Very nicely brought out.

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