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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.

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Baghmara, Meghalaya
Aerial View of Simsong River in Baghmara
Baghmara Forest Reserve - Rich in Biodiversity
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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Surbhi Parashar Parashar

3 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.