At a glimpse :
Location : 90 kilometers from Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India
Established in : Year 1987
Placed : Chandrapur district, nestled at an elevation of 3,000 feet from sea level.
Coverage area : 200 square kilometers
Best season to visit : April to June
The Balpakram National Park is a popular tourist destination in the state of Meghalaya, which is situated at the extreme of southern part of Garo Hills. This park is nestled at a short distance of 90 kilometers from the Baghmara, which is the headquarters of the Garo Hills. It is located at a convenient place, where you can also easily have access to the international boundaries of the Bangladesh state. The national park was instituted in the year 1987, after it was declared as the famous national park of Meghalaya. This place is enclosed with natural beauty; therefore it offers a scenic beauty for the visitors since it lies at a height of over 3,000 feet. The park covers an area of around two hundred square kilometer which comprises of various attractions for tourist. It is famous for its dense forest and the wildlife that are preserved in this place. The Balpakram National Park is one of the richest holiday destinations for its bio- diversity in India. Apart from the wild beast that have their habitat in this park, it also dwell other species of flora and fauna that are worth to watch.
Other wild beasts that are found in the Balpakram National Park are the species of Tiger and Elephants. These two animal species are the flagship of this national park. The only primate species that you can spot only in India is the Hullock Gibbons. Apart from the entire above mentioned wild beast, there are other various animal species that have their habitat in the national park; they are leopards, wild buffalo, wild cows, wildcats, pheasant, Great Indian Hornbill, deer, and many more. When you visit the park, you can see that majority of the park is covered with lush green vegetation. It also includes different types of plant species, but the most rare and endangered are the Drosera, Orchids, Pitcher Plants i.e. (Nepenthes Khasiana). The national park is considered to be the most popular destination for the biologist researchers where they can experiment some of their research.
There are some of the areas where you can spot exotic flora and fauna species that are rare and one of the famous. If you are planning to tour the wildlife of Meghalaya, make sure you visit the Balpakram National Park which appeals a number of tourist from all around the world. The rare and endangered wild beast of the national park evoked numerous visitors who are interested in zoologist, botanists, and naturalist. The park offers several areas where you can experience some of the adventure activities like trekking, climbing, and many more. The Balpakram National Park is well renowned for its various species of shrubs and herbs that are used as sources of medicine in various medical forms.
The natural beauty of the park draws the attention of myriads of tourist around the year in India. To see a glimpse of the park both national and international tourist come here. The best season to witness the park is from the month of April to June that is from the summer season to start of monsoon season according to the Indian climatic condition. The park is at full flourish during these seasons where you can also discover some of the beautiful species of vivid butterflies that migrate from different regions.
Where to stay :
If you are planning to explore the Balpakram National Park in your next weekend make sure you book your accommodation before visiting this place. There are various accommodation facilities offered by the state of Meghalaya both within and close to the park. It includes rest houses, lodges, hotels, and resorts which are well equipped in affordable price for the visitors to experience a relaxing and comfortable stay.