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Meghalaya National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries

National Parks Tiger Reserves Wildlife Sanctuaries of North East: Arunachal Pradesh Assam Manipur Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland and Tripura

Balphakram National Park

  • It is located south of Garo Hills in Meghalaya, close to Indo-Bangladesh border.
  • Major Fauna: Barking deer, Asian golden cat, tiger, marbled cat, wild water buffalo, red panda, elephant.

Nokrek Ridge National Park

  • It is located close to Tura Peak in West Garo Hills. It forms the core area of the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve.
  • The Nokrek region is also an Important Bird Area.
  • All important river of Garo Hills region rise from the Nokrek Range, of which the Simsang River (known as Someshwari in Bangladesh) is most prominent.
  • Vegetation: Evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous.
  • Major Fauna: Red panda, Asian elephant, stump-tailed macaque, pig-tailed macaque, hoolock gibbon.

Wildlife Sanctuaries of Meghalaya

  • Baghmara Pitcher Plant: On the banks of Someshwari River that divides the Garo Hills into two parts.
  • Narpuh Wildlife Sanctuary: Jaintia Hills.
  • Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary: Ri Bhoi District.
  • Siju Bird Wildlife Sanctuary: On the banks of Simsang River in the South Garo Hills district.
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