Balpakram National Park .

January 5, 2021 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

Balpakram National Park is a national park in the south of Garo Hills in Meghalaya, India, located at an altitude of about 910 m (3,000 ft) close to the international border with Bangladesh. It was inaugurated in December 1987 and provides habitat for barking deerAsian golden catBengal tigermarbled catwild water buffalored panda and Indian elephant. Balpakram means ‘land of the eternal wind’ according to the myth of the Garo people.

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Flora & Fauna :

Balpakram National Park is home to wide species of plants and animals. Its vegetation consists of subtropical, tropical deciduous trees and pitcher plant.

Species recorded include Indian elephantchital deerwild water buffalored pandaBengal tiger, and marbled cat. The rivers and lakes in the wildlife reserve are home to various species of birds.

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UNESCO tentative list :

The Central government of India has nominated the Garo Hills Conservation Area (GHCA), straddling South and West Garo Hills district in Meghalaya, for a World Heritage Site, which includes Balpakram National Park.[1][2] It has been listed in UNESCO World Heritage tentative list.

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