Nokrek National Park
Halook Gibbon. By Dr. Raju Kasambe - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37410544

Nokrek National Park

Nokrek National Park is located in West Garo Hill district of Meghalaya, India. It is the core area of Nokrek Biosphere Reserve. This National park is added to UNESCO’s list of Biosphere Reserves in May 2009. National Citrus Gene Sanctuary-cum-Biosphere Reserve having an area of 47 km2 is part of this national park, which harbours wild varieties of citrus fruits.  This acts as a gene-pool for commercially produced citrus.

Flagship Animal: Primates and Red Panda

Notified Area: 49.44 km2

Elevation: 4650 feet from mean sea level.

The sanctuary was designated in 1986.

Best time of visit is from November to March.

Flora

Vegetation is subtropical, tropical deciduous and semi evergreen type.

Fauna

Mammal

Indian Elephant, Hoolock Gibbons, Capped Langur, Stump Tailed Macaque, Clouded Leopard, Gaur, Sambar, Barking Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Sloth Bear.

Avifauna

Large verities of birds.

Nearest Airport: Shillong

Nearest Railway Station: Guwahati

Nearest town: Williamnagar, and Tura

Nokrek Peak and Rongbang Dare Water Fall attracts a lot of tourists.

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