Baghmara - Meghalaya

About Baghmara

Baghmara Reserve Forest is enlightened with nature charm with Central Indian Tiger as tourist destination. Baghmara is the headquarters of South Garo Hills district in the state of Meghalaya in India. The place is bordered by Bangladesh and is about 113 km from Tura. It has a river flowing through its expanse and is also covered in hills and tracts along the way.
This place is home to carnivorous plant,the pitcher plant and has the Pitcher plant sanctuary located at Dilsa Hill colony of Baghmara. Baghmara is a famous tourist destination even though it does not have many tourist destinations other than lakes, rivers and hills.

How to reach

By Air: Baghmara has a small airport at Umroi which is 35 km from Shillong on the Guwahati - Shillong highway.
By Road: Guwahati and Shillong have many buses to Baghmara Reserve Forest. One can board Baghmara through taxi and buses from Tura or Shillong.
By Rail: Baghmara does not have a railway station. One can reach through Guwahati and Assam.

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  • When to visit
  • October to January i.e. winter is found to be ideal time to explore Baghmara Reserve Forest where you can observe various birds dwelling from different regions.

  • Flora And Fauna
  • The forest is inhabited by elephants, langurs, leopard, Gaur and birds of various breeds. Tourists found that elephants stepping from Baghmara to Balpakram National Park.

  • Baghmara Tyisam Festival
  • The Baghmara Tyisam Fest is a 3-day fest that kicks off in December. Carried out with a lot of zeal and extravagance, this festival is witness to tons of activities ranging right from drumming to beach football to fancy dress competitions.