Balpakram National Park is located at the state of Maghalaya one of the small hilly state of North-east India sharing international boundary with Bangladesh. Still very little known to this park is a vast tableland of dense forest, teeming with wildlife, undoubtedly one of the richest spot in bio-diversity in the country. It has varied types of flora and founal compositions. Many of them rare and exotic species endemic to the area. The South-west monsoon hits the area first and whole area Baghmara - Balpakram landscape area well as nearby in eastern part of the park result receiving highest rainfall in the world. The rainy monsoon season lasts from June to September, and is responsible for most of Balpakram's annual rainfall of 6000 mm. Siju Wild Life Sanctuary which is also aontiguous with  Balpakram is the land of scenic beauty as well as rare form of flora and fauna in the area had naturally evoked a lot of interest among the elite circles of naturalist, botanists and zoologist.

Area: 200 sq.km

Altitude:  50 to 1,000 m above msl.

Temperature:  5˚ C to 37˚C

Rainfall: 6,000 mm annual average

Vegetation:  Tropical Wet Evergreen Forest, Tropical Moist Deciduous Forest, Tropical Grassland.

 

Mammals: Balpakram National Park is a home for variety of animals---- which include wild Asian Elephant,Buffaloes, Hoolock Gibbon,  Sambar, Barking deer, Wild boar, Slow Loris, Tigers, Leopards, Clouded Leopards, rare Golden Cat, Assamese Macaque, Stump Tailed Macaque, Slow Loris  etc.

Birds:   The park is also known as prime birding site as tourist can spot various species of birds such as Great Hornbill, Mountain Bamboo Partridge, White Cheeked Partridge, Grey Peacock Partridge, Common Hill Partridge, Grey Headed Parakeet, Striated and White Throated Bulbul, Grey Bellied Tesia, Streaked Spider hunter, Nepal House Martin, Pale Headed Woodpecker, Lesser and Greater Necklace Laughingthrush etc.             

HOT SPOT OF THE REGION