An adventurous trip to Garo Hills- The Biodiversity Hotspot
Stay some days with the Garo tribes in the sustainable eco-camps settled amidst the lush green forests. The nearby forests of Balpakram is considered to be very sacred by the tribe. They believed that the departed souls rest before journeying into heaven in that place. This place is mentioned in the early Hindu scriptures and is referred to as being holy. An overwhelming melancholic silence in the forest makes for an unforgettable stay for the visitors. Besides Balpakram, Siju Wildlife Sanctuary and Baghmara Reserve Forest also makes up a delightful adventurous trip for the visitors.
Several sustainable eco-camps have been setup in places such as Siju and Gongrot where accommodations are comfortable, basic and totally in tune with the surroundings of infinite natural resources. Nature lives here in its purest form.
Spot some of rarest butterflies of the world, in total 200 species lives there and you can take a guided hike to reach the spot to witness these little wonders. Not only the delightful sight of the vibrant butterflies but sightings like the mysterious creature ‘Yeti’ is also reported by the locals in the area. They also refer to the creature as ‘Mande Burung’- a humongous ape like creature as reported by the locals.
There are several organized treks into the forests. You can spot incredible animals such as elephants, tigers, leopards, other wild cats, hoolock gibbons, olive bulbul and eye-browed wren babbler which will fulfill and satisfy your wildlife dreams.
Besides Wildlife, there are numerous caves located here which have still not been properly explored or studied. Some of the best cave systems of India are located here which have still not been properly studied. The longest having 35 Km, and deepest being 317m. The nearby siju caves are famous for its Bat Caves.
Come Here and live with the Garos for a few days who will help you to learn about the excellent indigenous knowledge of the forests and drench you in their cultural extravaganza. This Place can Give You Everything. From the ancient tribe culture to natural richness, from the mysterious creature like ‘Yeti’, from Butterflies to hillocks gibbons, from eco camp resides between the lush and dense green forests to local drinks you can chill after with some traditional music.
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