Balpakram can be accessed only via road, as the district does not have an airport or railway station. This national park in east India is 167 kms away from Tura, the District Head quarter of west Garo Hills District. The nearest airport and railhead to Balpakram is Guwahati in Assam, which is 220 kms from Tura. One can also avail of regularly operating helicopters from Shillong and Guwahati to Tura.
Balpakram National Park offers the best of wildlife in India and allows visitors to observe several bird, animal and plant species in their natural habitat. While visiting Balpakram National Park, one can come across animals such as Tigers, Leopards, Clouded Leopards, Elephants, Wild Buffaloes, Capped Langur, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Gaur (Indian Bison), Slow Loris, and even the rare Golden Cat.
Balpakram is a fertile virgin land. Apart from wildlife expeditions, unsurveyed belts of limestone and coal deposits, along with seashells fossilized into rocks at the Balpakram Hill also provide ample scope for geological and archeological explorations.
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