When first rain hits Mumbai, the first thing that comes to my mind is to escape the hustle bustle of Mumbai and escape to Mangalore, a place I was born because the true joy of Monsoon lies there. I somehow manage to reach the Coastal town. As I have my own beautiful home in Mangalore, I don't have to stay in hotel
or lodge. Just throw luggage in the corner and explore the dense paddy field with your camera. Sammilan Shetty's Butterfly Park, Belvai was on my visit list. A place home to 114 species of Butterflies, some of them endemic to western ghats. With two hours bus journey, I reached my destination. Unfortunately it rained half and hour prior to my arrival due to which Butterfly movement was low. But I didn't take instead requested the owner of the park for access. The moment I stepped in, I saw flame in the air. After careful observation it was actually Southern Bird Wing, the largest butterfly of India also endemic to western ghats. I also saw the larval stage of this beautiful creature. Further exploring came the healer, the gorgeous Malabar Banded Peacock, which was also the logo of the Park. Snapping it was a challenge as it is one of the fastest butterfly. I came across other butterflies such as Clipper, Crimson Rose and other butterfly. Suddenly I saw two healthy Alsatian running towards. I was sure that they would rip me apart. Fortunately they where apart the cattle which entered into the park to feed on fresh grass. On fearing there coming I bumped into fire ant colony. They were everywhere on my foot. Biting with full force. With pain I looked up I saw this wet Magpie Robin drying itself after getting wet in the rain. The moment it saw me aiming my camera at it, it spread its to fly. The moment perfectly snapped. Another memory added in the diary of Mangalore......
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