The Balpakram National Park is situated towards the South of the Garo Hills in Meghalaya. Spread over an area of 50000 acres, this National Park is home to a variety of flora and fauna. The land is revered by many locals, as they believe it to be the place from where the spirits of the dead pass through, on their final journey.
This Park is a sanctuary for various vulnerable and endangered animal and plant species of the region. Among the animals, the special attractions of the National Park include Tigers, Golden Cat, Barking Deer, Red Panda, Wild water buffaloes, primates, and elephants. The water bodies in the premises of the National Park are home to various species of some exquisite birds, which makes it one of the most remarkable bird sanctuaries of Meghalaya. The National Park is also home to some extremely diverse species of plants, which include the carnivorous pitcher plant. The best time to come to Balpakram National Park, Meghalaya is from October to March.