Flora and Fauna of Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary
Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary hosts large patches of virgin forests of Meghalaya and several places are heavily infested by leeches. Some of the common faunal species which dwell here enlist Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Bison, Himalayan Black Bear, Clouded Leopard and many more. A spectacular array of birds is also found here which reside in the shrubs and bushes of the forest. The place thus forms paradise for birdwatchers. Some prominent species recorded in the sanctuary are Brown Hornbill, Manipur Bush Quail, Rufous Necked Hornbill etc. Exotic migratory birds also arrive in the sanctuary from far off regions or countries. Insects and spiders are also common here.
Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place to explore the magnificence of nature. Adventure enthusiasts also enjoy the place greatly. Exploring the rich biodiversity of flora and fauna amidst a mesmerizing landscape is a wondrous experience in the sanctuary. The best time to visit the sanctuary is in the months of March and April as in this period a number of migratory birds can be spotted here adorning the green forest. The natural splendour of Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary not only allures tourist from all over the country but also from all across the world. However, prior permission from forest range officer in Nongpoh must be acquired before entering the sanctuary. The location of the sanctuary is also quite convenient and can be easily reached from nearby towns through roadways.