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Baghmara Tourism

Situated 287 kms south of Shillong at the Indo-Bangladesh Border, Baghmara is not only rich in flora and fauna but also boasts many small lakes, rivers and rolling hills. Flanked by the South Garo hills and fed by the Simsang river, this minute town is host to hordes of tourists every year. The Balphakram National Park is it's a most famous attraction, which lies around 66 kms away from the town. Being a major trade hub with Bangladesh, Baghmara is known for its fish delicacies.

4km from the town of Baghmara lies the Baghmara Reserve Forest, inhabited with elephants, birds and langurs. For the labyrinth lovers, there are the Siju caves, the third-longest cave system in the Indian subcontinent consisting of innumerable labyrinths and chambers. The magnificent limestone rock formation inside the caves, termed as the 'Princess Di's Chamber' is particularly awe-inspiring. The Siju Bird Sanctuary attracts many bird enthusiasts every year with the rare species migrating here during the winters.

Things to do in Baghmara

1. Baghmara Reserve Forest

Baghmara Reserve Forest
The Baghmara Reserve Forest is one of the most famous natural attractions of this place. There is an abundance of elephants, birds and langurs. In fact there is a provision for elephant rides in this (Read More)place.

2. Siju Caves

Siju Caves
132 km from Tura, Siju is famous for the bat cave with impressive stalagmites and stalactites. It is the third longest cave in the Indian Sub-continent and contains some of the finest river passages t (Read More)o be found any where in the world.

3. Siju Bird Sanctuary

Siju Bird Sanctuary
Visiting the Simsang River, Siju Caves and not making an effort to check out the Siju Bird Sanctuary would be disgrace. This sanctuary situated just four km from the Siju caves is host to a very exqui (Read More)site specie of birds - the Siberian duck.

4. Simsang

A good place to spend some alone time, this river offers good view amidst peaceful surroundings.

5. Baghmara Tyisam Festival

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 beac (Read More)h football to fancy dress competitions.

How to Reach Baghmara

How to Reach Overview

Baghmara being a less developed town doesn't have an airport or a railway station of its own, so you have to put in a little effort to reach here. The Guwahati International Airport is the nearest airport. The nearest railway station is Guwahati Railway Station.

How to reach Baghmara by flight

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, also known as Guwahati International Airport is the closest airport to this place. It is about 345 KM from Guwahati International Airport. From there, you can take a bus or hire a car. Shillong and Tura are connected by regularly scheduled helicopter services run by Pawan Hans. Shillong (30 min), Tura (50 min), Naharlagun (Itanagar), Tawang (75 min).

How to reach Baghmara by road

There is only one overnight bus service available from Guwahati to Baghmara. However, there are regular overnight bus services available to Tura (the nearest town which is well connected to Baghmara). Buses start from ISBT, Guwahati at 8:30 PM and reach Tura at 4:00 AM and Baghmara at 9:00 AM respectively. A ticket to Tura will be around INR 250 per head and to Baghmara, it will be INR 320 per head. From Tura, there are customary shared sumo services available for Baghmara. The distance from Tura to Baghmara is around 106 km, and the journey takes around 3 and a half hours. A single ticket costs INR 150, and the shared sumo services are available from 6 in the morning till 2 in the afternoon. Alternatively, there are shared taxi services available from Bharalumukh, Guwahati to Tura which depart at 6:00 AM and 2:00 PM. The drive is 6 hours long.

How to reach Baghmara by train

The nearest railway station is in Guwahati. Baghmara is 320 km from Guwahati Railway Station. Guwahati is connected by train with major cities of India. You can also take the Saraighat Express which leaves Howrah at 3:50 PM and reaches Guwahati at 9:30 AM in the morning.

Local transport in Baghmara

Commuting in the town of Baghmara wouldn't be much of a problem. There is a good availability of Sumos and buses in the less steeper terrains of the town. The attractions are quite close to each other so it shouldn't be much of a problem.

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Baghmara Reserve Forest

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FAQs on Baghmara

What is famous about Baghmara?

A thick blanket of trees and vegetation. Famous for its tasty fish. Home to the carnivorous Pitcher Plant.

What is not so good about Baghmara?

It rains heavily in Baghmara which leave the place dormant during the monsoon months. Limited eating joints and restaurants are available.

Who should visit Baghmara?

For the admirers of nature and those who keep exploring the diversity of flora and fauna. A good place for a family vacation, solo trip and also for couples. 

What is the best time to visit Baghmara?

October-January is the best time to visit this place. Summers are warm, and winters aren't shivering cold. However, being next to Cherrapunjee, Baghmara is a no-no during the monsoons. The best time to visit this place would certainly be the winters, especially the month of December because this place witnesses a splendid three-day bonanza festival called Tyisam which hosts a plethora of events ranging from beach football to fancy dress competitions to drum festivals. 
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What is the local food in Baghmara?

Pertaining to the conditions of being a small town, Baghmara certainly does not enjoy a host of chain restaurants or food joints. The only sources of food, if not good food are the roadside stalls or the messes of the tourist lodges present here. One can also try some delicacies in the houses of the locals, given the fact that they are very friendly and courteous. The staple food of the people is rice with spicy meat and fish preparations
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What is the best way to reach Baghmara?

Baghmara being a less developed town doesn't have an airport or a railway station of its own, so you have to put in a little effort to reach here. The Guwahati International Airport is the nearest airport. The nearest railway station is Guwahati Railway Station.

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What are the places near Baghmara?

The top places near to Baghmara are Williamnagar which is 33 km from Baghmara, Tura which is located 56 km from Baghmara, Shillong which is located 133 km from Baghmara, Cherrapunjee which is located 107 km from Baghmara, Mawsynram which is located 96 km from Baghmara

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Dream A Dream

2 years ago
The best time to visit Baghmara is April-May if in case you want to see the butterfly sanctuary, local flowers bloom in Balpakram National Park . There are lots of streams, everywhere you go you'll s (Read More)ee them,lots of waterfalls,clear streams,etc. Jadisil fish sanctuary amazed me. Baghmara is blessed, it is filled with the sound of birds and insects.

Surbhi Parashar

5 years ago
- Carry extra food and supplies with you, facilities are not present at proper intervals.
- Carry enough first aid along with you, the area is very remote and has not been well developed yet.
- (Read More) Make sure you have enough information beforehand of wherever you go sightseeing or have a guide with you.