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 - Review
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.
Nokrek National Park Information
- Take adequate care of your photographic equipment as spray of water from the waterfalls could cause damage.
How To reach Nokrek National Park by Public Transport
- Hire a taxi from Cherrapunjee city centre.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Nokrek National Park
28.78% 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
Nokrek National Park Trips
Nokrek National Park, Cherrapunji Reviews
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.
It's world most beautiful national park.it is UNESCO WORLD Biosphere Reserve territory of india.
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
One of the main attractions of Meghalaya is the abundance of flora and fauna. Meghalaya's subtropical forest ecoregion is home to several species of birds, animals, reptiles and amphibians. The Nokrek National Park in Meghalaya is a habitat to several of these species and is situated in the Garo Hills district 2 kms from Tura Peak. Covering an expansive area, the reserve is one of the least disturbed forest tracts of the sub-Himalayan ranges. It is the first biosphere reserve of its kind in the northeast region. The Garo Hills contain many natural limestone caves, the most famous among which is the Siju Cave. It is positioned very near to the Nophak Lake near the Simsang River game reserve. The cave is miles long and full of water. Commonly observed animals in the park are Capped Langur, Clouded Leopard, Leopard Cat, Fishing-Cat, Golden Cat, Pangolin, Wild Buffalo, Python, Elephant, Serow and Tiger. One can also spot here birds such as Hornbill, Peacock, Pheasant, Hollock and many more. The salt deposits found in Arebellagre village, about 45 kms from Tura, also attract Green Pigeons during March and April. The nearest town to the Nokrek National Park is William Nagar at a distance of about 15 km. The railhead Guwahati is about160 km from the park. The nearest airport is Guwahati located at a distance of 170 km from the park.
Love it.. one of the best.. Nice view..