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hydari park

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hydari parkLady Hydari Park

Location: East Khasi Hills District, Shillong

A well manicured garden with a mini-zoo and children's playground attached to it-this park right in the heart of the city is now run and managed by the Forest Department. Close to this park lies the Crinoline falls and the city's only swimming pool known by the same name i.e., Crinoline swimming pool.

mattilang parkMattilang Park

Location: East Khasi Hills District, Upper Shillong

Mattilang Amusement Park is located in Upper Shillong. The park is formed by the Self Help Group of the area. This park is developed on the other side of the Elephants Falls and gives a good view of the Falls.

sa i mikaSa-I-Mika Park

Location: East Khasi Hills District, Sohra

Located on the way to the world famous ‘Dainthlen Falls’ and about 3 kms before reaching Sohra town is Sa -I - Mika Park, a one stop tourist destination. Set amidst 69 acres of pristine surroundings, Sa -I - Mika offers not only accommodation but a host of activities that is caters to people from all ages and walks of life. At present there are four double bedded rooms with all modern amenities and two traditional cottages. On offer are well appointed rooms, hot and cold running water, room service priced at Rs.1200/- and Rs.1500/- per night. There is also a 200 capacity conference hall which is suitable for hosting cooperate and departmental events, seminars, workshops and concerts. On request, the management can also arrange to organise barbecues, bonfires, tour guides, traditional Khasi dance and local cuisine and drink.

The park has the distinct advantage of being located close to the waterfalls and one can arrange treks and tours to these places, as well as the caves and other areas of tourist interest. Since the management is closely associated with the community, one can also opt for a homestay in one of the villages, to experience life with a typical Khasi family.

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thangkharangThangkharang Park

Location: East Khasi Hills District, Sohra

Managed and well maintained by the State Forest Department, this park on Mawsmai - Shella Road - about 8 kms from Sohra is a popular tourist spot. There are many rare and exotic orchids and some rare species of plants endemic to the area. A panoramic view of the plains of Bangladesh is clearly visible on a clear day from the park.

Thangkarang Park laid on the high rocky cliffs overlooks the plains of Bangladesh. You can spot the imposing Kynrem falls cascading down majestically in three stages. The bird sanctuary at nearby Thangkarang with the awesome view of the imposing waterfalls set against the backdrop of Bangladesh plains is a bonanza for tourists, both foreign and domestic.

eco park sohraEco Park

Location: East Khasi Hills District, Sohra

A large "Eco Park" established by the Meghalaya government in the plateau, which hosts several hybrid and indigenous orchids in the Green House donated by Shillong Agri-Horticultural Society. Also the Eco Park offers breathtaking view of distant Sylhet Plains of neighbouring Bangladesh.

nehru park umiamNehru Park

Location: Ri Bhoi District

Lum Nehru Park is located adjacent to Orchid Lake Resort, at Umiam, about 15 km from Shillong, in Meghalaya.  An ideal spot for holidaymakers, Lum Nehru Park is noted for its aviary, orchid-house and superbly maintained lawns.

kharsati parkKharsati Park

Location: Ri Bhoi District

Karsati Nature Park (KNP) is a natural locale about 40 Kms from Shillong and 5 Kms
from the National Highway. It was inaugurated on the 5th June 1998 as Kharsati
Sanctuary for the preservation and conservation of the flora and fauna of the area, with
the objective to have a better environment. The area, which covers approximately 570
acres of lushful forest land, has undulating hills with perennial streams running through it
and abundant wildlife.

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Thrills Fun ParkThrills Fun Park

Location: Ri Bhoi District

Thrills Fun Park is located at the Shillong-Guwahati Road, R-Bhoi District and is 25 kms from
Shillong. It is 5 kms away down from the Umiam lake resort.
Thrills Fun Park is a place pack for a day or two for every one who seeks fun, adventure and
refreshes themselves from the hassle-bustle ofdaily life. A place for out going, picnic fun and
recreation for kid's youth and elderly people. It's a place for
those who love challenges and for those who just want to relax.

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Nokrek National ParkNokrek National Park

Location: West Garo Hills District

The Nokrek National Park and Biosphere Reserve is about 45 kms from Tura. Nokrek is the highest peak in Garo Hills and home to different species of wild animals including Elephants and Hoolock Gibbons. The park is also home to a very rare species of citrus-indica endemic to this place which the locals call memang narang ('orange of the spirits'). Nokrek is also believed to be the home of Mande Burung (jungle man or ape man) and reported cases of sightings abound in and around the villages of Nokrek.

Balpakram National ParkBalpakram National Park

Location: South Garo Hills District

Balpakram National Park ("Land of Eternal Wind") also known as the abode of perpetual winds. It is a national wild life park, about 167 kms from Tura. It is believed that here, the spirits of the dead dwell temporarily before embarking on the final journey. It is home to one of the rarest animals in the world - the Red Panda as it is commonly known.

Ialong ParkIalong Park

Location: Jaintia Hills District

The Park is located about 8 kms from Jowai.  It is known for its sacred grove and for its setting which overlooks the beautiful Pynthorwah Valley. Through the Special DRDA Tourism Project the District Administration have taken step to beautify the  park by creating infrastructure such as water dams and canals, toilet facilities with changing rooms,  hoardings, jungle clearance which has attracted tourist far and wide. A water eco park is also taking shape with an intention to change Ialong into a major Tourism Hub of the District.

Iooksi (Kupli) ParkIooksi (Kupli) Park

Location: Jaintia Hills District

Iooksi village in Laskein Block is located some 40 kms from the District headquarter. For the development of the park in the village the District administration through the Department of Forest (Social Forestry) have constructed an approach road to the park, ram shelters, railing in the view points, sitting benches and play items for children to attract visitors to the area.