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Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on November 17, 2022 Share on

An Ultimate travel guide to Nokrek National Park, Meghalaya

The Nokrek National Park is located in the state of Meghalaya in India and is the core of the Nokrek Biohemisphere Reserve, which is listed as a UNESCO heritage site. The park is roughly 2 kilometres away from the Tura Peak that lies in the Western Region of the state and it is one of the best National Parks in Meghalaya. The park is home to a few red pandas, rare birds, wild elephants and rare orchids. It is also believed by the locals that the park is the home to Mande Burung aka the Jungle man or the ape-man. Some have even reported seeing one around the Nokrek Village. So, here is an ultimate travel guide to Nokrek National Park, Meghalaya. Read on. . .

Norek National Park
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How to reach Nokrek National Park?

The Park is tucked near the Tura peak, in West Garo Hills. One can either take a train to Guwahati or take a flight to Guwahati and then hire a cab to reach the park. Either way, the park is a roughly three-hour drive from the city of Guwahati.

What’s the best time to visit Nokrek National Park?

The best time to visit Meghalaya is anytime during the year. Situated in Northeast India, the state experiences beautiful weather throughout the year. So, you can visit the park anytime and enjoy the best of it.

Things to do in Nokrek National Park

Red Panda
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  1. Go bird watching! The park houses many migrant birds and some of the rare birds. Get your binoculars and spot some colourful birds.
  2. The park is stretched across 48 square kilometres roughly. Take a hike through one of the many trails and enjoy the view it leads to.
  3. The park also houses charming waterfalls such as the Wachi falls, Simsanf falls and Rongbang Dare falls. Though you are not allowed to swim in the water, visit these beautiful falls and click some surreal pictures.
  4. The park is also famous for the Limestone Siju caves. These caves are also known as the Bat cave and it is famous for stalagmites and stalactites. There are many guides outside the caves helping the tourists explore it. We highly recommend you to go on a guided tour rather than going as a lone ranger.

Also read: Things to do in Meghalaya

Travel Tips

  • Be sure to carry insect repellent sprays and cream
  • Carry sunscreen lotions and cream
  • Be sure to carry water and first aid kit along
  • The park houses many mountain snakes and other kinds of snakes. Always keep an eye on when you walk
  • Wear comfortable and mountain appropriate clothes and shoes.
  • Pack only the essentials while visiting the park and be sure to pack it light
  • Carry allergic medicines along with you
  • The park doesn’t have proper cafes or restaurants insides. We suggest you pack your food and carry along with you

Entry fee

Anyone can enter the Nokrek National Park by paying Rs 40/- as an entry fee. The amount remains the same for both the adults and kids.

Monkey on a tree
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Opening hours

The Nokrek National Park is open from 10 AM to 5 PM all throughout the year. It remains open even during festivals and national holidays.

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