Nokrek National ParkCurrently Open
- Address: Tura, Meghalaya 794001, Cherrapunji, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +91-3642226220
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: National Park, Family And Kids
Nokrek National Park in Meghalaya is one of the last remaining sanctuaries of the red pandas. The national park is also classified as a Biosphere Reserve and was added to UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserve list in 2009. Apart from pandas, another important animal that is found in the national park is the Asian elephant. You can also spot tigers, eight species of cats including the marbled cat, the rare stump tailed macaque, pig-tailed macaque, Hoolock Gibbons and seven species of primates. Many species of birds can also be spotted here and the national park is considered to be an important bird area.
The most popular places to visit in the national park are the Nokrek Peak and Ronbang Dare Waterfalls. The point till which tourists are allowed near the Ronbang Dare Waterfalls is a great place to click photographs.
- Take adequate care of your photographic equipment as spray of water from the waterfalls could cause damage.
- Hire a taxi from Cherrapunjee city centre.
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28.6% of people who visit Cherrapunji include Nokrek National Park in their plan
88.89% of people start their Nokrek National Park visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Nokrek National Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nokrek National Park
Very big and Beautiful national forest ....very beautiful place ... awesome view. .... Nokrek National Park, the core area of Nokrek Biosphere Reserve, is a national park located approximately 2 km from Tura Peak in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, India. UNESCO added this National park to its list of Biosphere Reserves in May 2009. Along with Balphakram national park, Nokrek is a hotspot of biodiversity in Meghalaya.... Nokrek has a remnant population of the Red panda that has generated curiosity across the world. One was accidentally shot by Dr J. Lao in 1960s. Nokrek is also an important habitat of the Asian elephants. The park had eight species of cats, ranging from Tiger to Marbled cat but the current status of the former is uncertain. There are seven species of primates in Nokrek. The rare Stump-tailed macaque is frequently seen near the main trek to the peak. The Pig-tailed macaque also occurs.Hoolocks are common and their calls could be heard all over Nokrek. Nokrek is also an Important Bird Area. There is a vast range of plants found in the park. A huge canopy of thick, tall and lush green forests cover Nokrek and its environment. The mother germoplasm of Citrus indica (locally known as Memang Narang) have been discovered by science researchers within Nokrek Range. This discovery led to the establishment of the National Citrus Gene Sanctuary-cum-Biosphere Reserve covering an area of forty-seven square kilometres.The area is noted for its wild varieties of citrus fruits that provide a gene-pool for commercially produced citrus
It's world most beautiful national park.it is UNESCO WORLD Biosphere Reserve territory of india.
The entire Biosphere Reserve is hilly. The rock is mainly gneisses, granulites, migmatites, amphibolites and banded iron formation, intruded by basis and ultra-basic bodies. In most of the Biosphere Reserve area the soil is red loam. But sometimes it varies from clayey to sandy loam. The soils in the Biosphere Reserve are rich in organic matter and nitrogen but deficient in phosphate and potash. The area consists of patchy sedimentary rock composed of pebble bed, sand stone, and carbonaceous shales. All important rivers and streams of the Garo Hills region rise from the Nokrek Range, of which the river Simsang, known as Someshwari when it emerges into Bangladesh at Baghmara, is the most prominent.
Loved it to the heart.
I really love this place not just because of awesome weather .. But it has a natural beauty and people living near to that place are very friendly.once you vist you will like visiting again and again