Balpakram National Park
Balpakram is a fertile virgin land. The unsurveyed belts of limestone
and coal deposits, along with sea shells fossilized into rocks in
Balpakram Hill provide immense scope for geological and archeological
studies. The fauna of this area includes elephants, wild buffaloes,
gaur (Indian bison), sambar, barking deer, wild boar, slow loris,
capped langur as well as predators such as tigers, leopards, clouded
leopards and the rare golden cat.
Nokrek Biosphere and Siju Caves
Nokrek Biosphere Reserve is located in the Garo Hills district, 2 kms
from Tura Peak. The reserve is one of the least disturbed forest
tracts of the sub-Himalayan ranges. It is the first biosphere reserve
of its kind in the northeast region. The Garo Hills contain many
natural limestone caves. The famous Siju Cave is located very close to
the Nophak Lake near the Simsang River Game Reserve. The cave is
filled with water and is miles long.