Nokrek National Park or Nokrek Biosphere Reserve is situated at a height of over 1,411 meters in the West Garo Hills district of the northeastern state; it is about 2 km away from the Tura Peak. The Park is spread over an area of 47.48 square kilometers. The park is also known for Asian Elephant and different species of cats and primates.
This National Park was categorized as Biosphere reserve by UNESCO in May 2009. Nokrek National park is situated at an altitude of 4650 ft above sea level and also the highest peak in the Garo Hills.
The park has a vast range of vegetation. Among the floral pride, the park boasts of presence of rare orchids, grand rasamala, white meranti, lali, chempaka and wild lemon. Stunning greenery is best attraction of the park which is placed near Himalayan terrains.
The park is home to 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.
Camping, trekking, bird watching and observing wild elephants in their natural habitat are some of the best activities one can do there.
Best time to visit:
Nokrek National Park is open throughout the year.
Visitors are advised to get in touch with officials of the sanctuary for complete information entry timings and fee.
There are several accommodation options around Nokrek National Park to accommodate outsiders or tourists. Visitors are advised to get in touch with us to get know about accommodation and other facilities along with charges.
By Air: The nearest airport is Guwahati, 128 km away
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Guwahati
By Road: Buses and cabs are available from Guwahati and Shillong.