Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary
Rufous-necked Hornbill .By Phuentsho - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47744345

Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary

Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Ri-Bhoi District of Indian state Meghalaya. This sanctuary is part of Eastern Himalayan Global bio-diversity hot spot.

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Flagship Animal: Rufous Necked Hornbill.

Notified Area: 29.00 km2

The sanctuary was designated in 1981.

Best time of visit is March and April.

Flora

1036 taxa of vegetation belonging to 639 genera of 159 families.

Fauna

Mammals

50 species of mammals.

Avifauna

400+ species of bird.

Reptiles

25 species of reptiles.

Approach

Nearest Airport: Shillong

Nearest Railway Station: Guwahati

Road: Shillong (53 kms)and Dispur (51 kms)

To visit the sanctuary permission should be taken from Forest Range Officer,  Nongpoh.

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