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Balpakram National Park

Balpakram National Park, situated in South Garo Hills District of Meghalaya, is abound with natural beauty. This national park, encompassing the Balpakram Hill plateau and the adjoining canyon, spans over an area of about 220 sq km. It lies on an altitude of 3,000 ft.

This national park, established in the year 1987, is home to numerous species of plant and wildlife, which include the wild bison, wild cow and elephants. Out of these wild animals, many are rare and on the verge of extinction. The exotic plants and herbs found here in abundance has considerable medicinal value. This is a place frequented by naturalist, botanists and zoologist, owing to its rich bio-diversity.

The preferred time for visit is from April to June, during which the valley brims with colorful wild flowers and swarms of exotic butterflies, making it a sight straight out of dreams.

This national park can be accessed only by road. Baghmara, at a distance of 45 km, is the nearest prominent town. Guwahati Junction Railway Station is the nearest railhead.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: South Garo Hills

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