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Balpakram National Park

Balpakram National Park

Balphakram National Park is nestled in the south of Meghalaya and to the west of Caro hills, which happens to be under the ancient granite Balphakram plateau. This lush virgin land is spread over an area of 220 sq km, was honored with the status of a national park in the year 1988 and sprawled over the foothills of the plateau edge. The park in Meghalaya is commonly known as “abode of perpetual winds” and also the “land of spirits”.

The park has tropical vegetation of tropical wet evergreen, thickets of cane and bamboo, semi-evergreen, and moist deciduous (predominantly SaI) trees, as well as moist Sal savannah and Khasi. In the southern division of the park, there lies a limestone belt also the area is rich in coal and mica.

Balphakram has faunal residents such as Indian Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Wild Buffalo, Gaur (Indian Bison), and Muntjac (Barking Deer). Of the primates, Hoolock (White-browed) Gibbon, Assamese Macaque, Pig-tailed Macaque, Capped Langur (Leaf Monkey), Slow Loris, Sloth Bear, Giant Squirrels, Baboons, Rhesus Macaque, Sambar, Pangolin and Serow.

The Balphakram National Park in Meghalaya is convenient to visit and is close to the capital city.Explore the area and witness the charming beauty of this virgin land.

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