Thumboormuzhi is a check-dam built across Chalakkudy River for irrigation purpose. This is midway between Chalakkudy and the famous Athirappilly waterfalls. Thumboormuzhi areas provides an ideal habitat for butterflies. Thumboormuzhi Butterfly garden by the side of Chalakkudy river is worth a visit irrespective of whether you are a butterfly watcher or just someone who loves nature.

 

Garden is spread over multiple levels on a sloping landscape sandwiched between Athirappilly road and Chalakkudy river. Different host plants have been planted to attract various species of butterflies. The park also has some recreational facilities for children.

 

Brief Details :

 

Location : 16km From Chalakkudy on Athirappilly road. Garden is on the right side of the road, almost midway between Chalkkudy and Athirappilly

 

Timings : 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs – I was told by the counter staff that there are no holidays

Tickets : Entry Rs 10 (Adult) Rs 5 (Child) / Camera : Rs 25 / Car Parking : Rs 10

 

Thumboormuzhy

Thumboormuzhy

Thumboormuzhy check dam

Thumboormuzhy check dam

Common Cerulean

Common Cerulean

Glassy Tiger Butterfly

Glassy Tiger Butterfly

Glassy Tiger Butterfly

Glassy Tiger Butterfly

Common Nawab

Common Nawab

Common Albatross

Common Albatross

Common Cerulean

Common Cerulean