Wildlife of Meghalaya includes a large variety of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects. The most important mammal species includes elephants, bear, civets, mongooses, gaur, weasels, rodents, wild boar deer, wild buffalo and a number of primates. There is also a large different types of bats.
Wildlife can be experienced through Meghalaya tours in two National Parks and two wildlife sanctuaries in Meghalaya. Nokrek and Balpakam are the two National Parks and Nongkhyllem and Siju are the two wildlife sanctuaries in Meghalaya.
Balpakram National Park:
The Balpakram National Park is a well-liked tourist destination in the Meghalaya tours. It is situated at the extreme of southern part of Garo Hills. This place is enclosed with its natural beauty, so it offers a beautiful picturesque for the visitors. The Balpakram National Park is also one of the richest holiday spot for its bio-diversity in India. It also dwell other species of flora and fauna that are worth to watch. The wild beasts that are found in the Park are Tiger and Elephants. Apart from that there are also other wild beast like wild buffaloes, sambar, gaur (Indian bison), barking deer, wild boar, slow loris, leopards, capped langur, clouded leopards and the rare golden cat. If you are planning toexplore the wildlife through Meghalaya tour, make sure you visit the Balpakram National Park which pleas a number of tourist from all around the world.
The main attraction for tourist to experience wildlife is the Nongkhyllem Sanctuary. It is one of the the most popular wildlife sanctuaries which is situated in the northern eastern part of this region. The Nongkhyllem Sanctuary is a well-known holiday destination to explore in the Meghalaya tours. The place is not only the tourist place, but it includes a large variety of wild beast including reptiles, avian, mammals, rodents and many more. It is also famous for its scarce and rare flora and fauna. Moreover, among the entire attraction, visitors can also get a amazing sight of the beautiful flora and fauna that are having their habitat here. The Nongkhyllem Sanctuary is not only the one attraction for Meghalaya tours, but there are so many attractions that are worth to glimpse.
Nokrek Biosphere Reserve :
Nokrek Biosphere Reserve is situated in the Garo Hills district which is 2 kms away from Tura Peak. The reserve is one of the small distressed forest area of the sub-Himalayan ranges. On of the main feature of the park is this hilly area is completely covered with the lush green forest. It is the first biosphere reserve in the northeast region. This sanctuary hosts a wide variety of flora and fauna. The sanctuary supports a wide range of species including many reptiles, invertebrate animal, avi-fauna and mammals. The most popular wild beast that exist in the park are the Green Pigeon, Fishing-Cat, Pangolin,Capped Langur, Serow, Wild Buffalo, Clouded Leopard, Golden Cat and many more.
Siju Bird Sanctuary:
Siju Bird Sanctuary is situated in the hilly regions. And it is an ideal location for those people who like watching birds of different species in Meghalaya tours. It is the home for many rare and protected birds and other wildlife. The entrance of the Siju Bird Sanctuary is beautifully decorated by rock formations. This sanctuary was made so that the birds do not feel caged and are not disturbed by any human. One interesting and rare bird is the Peacock Pheasant seen in Siju.