Balpakram National Park

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    Location: 7V77+2QR, Rongchenggiri, Meghalaya 794114, India.

    Visiting time: 2-3 hours.

    The Balpakram National park is situated at a distance of 167 km from Tura, in the Southern Hillis under the district of Meghalaya. It lies at an elevation of about 300p feet above sea level. It is one of the most famous parks in the state. This park is well known for its pristine beauty. The meaning of Balpakram is “land of perpetual winds”. This park is blessed with charming scenes.

    Attraction

    This park can be called the traveler’s paradise. It is full of rare species of animals and rare medicinal herbs. It is full of greenery. It has a charming grace. Visiting this park will be enjoyable and adventurous at the same time. If you are a nature lover, it is a must-visit place for you. Whenever you are visiting this place, don’t forget to carry your camera.

    History

    Unique view of Balpakram National Park

    The government of the state finally realized the importance of the region in the protection of the species and its mythological associations. And created this beautiful park on 15 February 1986. Now, this park has a myriad of species of fauna and flor

    Inside/Outside Views

    Balpakram National Park, South Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India.

    This park is home to many rare and extinct species. You can see the Red Panda here which has a small population. There you can also find the Indian Bison, Lesser Panda, and the Stag like Serow. It houses a variety of rare medicinal herbs. Those are known as ‘dikes’ locally. One can also see Wild water buffalo and the rare Golden Cat here. 8 species of cats can be found here including the leopard, tiger, and marbled cat. It is also a shelter for Asian elephants, rare stump-tailed macaques, Wild boars, Samber, Pig-tailed macaques, and barking deer.

    Opening Hours

    Saturday        6 am to 5 pm

    Sunday           6 am to 5 pm

    Monday          6 am to 5 pm

    Tuesday          6 am to 5 pm

    Wednesday    6 am to 5 pm

    Thursday       6 am to 5 pm

    Friday            6 am to 5 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee or ticket is required to visit Balpakram national park.

    How to Reach

    By Air: The nearest airport to this Balpakram national park is the Umroi Airport near Barapani. It is located at a distance of 31.4 km from the park. It has limited connections with other cities. You can find any local transport to reach your destination at the airport.

    By Train: The nearest railway station to Balpakram National Park in Guwahati. Which is about 96.8 km away from the park. It is well connected with the other major cities of the country. You will find taxis and cabs at the railway station. By hiring them you can reach the park easily.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should carry a water bottle and some snacks on this trip.

    FAQ

    Que: Is photography allowed in Balpakram national park?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed in this beautiful place. You can see some rare animals here. If you like Wildlife photography you must visit this park.

    Que: When is the best time to visit Balpakram national park?

    Ans: The best time to visit Balpakram national park is from October to March. During this time, the weather in the city remains pleasant and more animals are visible.

    Que: Is it a safe place for tourists?

    Ans: There is no doubt about the safety of this park. It is safe for tourists. For your convenience, here is the local police station location-

    Location: 3VGP+MHQ, Kalmakanda 2430

    Google map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/w1jpfF22zZt5Jjeu

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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