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Tura

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"An unexplored bit of the Garo Hills"

Tura Tourism

Located in the West Garo hills, Tura provides a spellbinding as well as serene environment being quite an unexplored town.

This relatively large town in Meghalaya is located in the West Garo Hills. The main attraction of this town is the Nokrek National Park which is 12km from the town where various animals such as the leopard, golden cat, wild buffalo, pheasant and many more find habitat. One may also visit the Rongbang Dar Falls, while a trip to this area, without visiting the Siju caves, would remain somewhat incomplete. The entire area has the simple nature of an unexplored destination, with a shifted world.

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Natural Habitat

Tura is located in the Garo Hills, which is richly diverse in flora and fauna. The region comprises mainly deciduous and evergreen forests filled with different varieties of trees including the Tura peak which lends its name to the place, insectivorous plants, ferns, rare orchids, and medicinal varieties. The forests also have many fruits trees like plums, peaches, pears, oranges etc. as well as spices such as ginger, turmeric, cinnamon etc. The region is home to many species of animals including - hoolock gibbon, muntjac or the barking deer, golden langur, Himalayan black bear, elephants, leopards etc. The hilly forests also have a large avian population. Some of the birds found here are - the thick-billed green pigeon, red-winged crested cuckoo, grey-headed myna, red jungle fowl and blue-throated barbet.

Thrilling Tura

The headquarters of the Western Garo Hills, Tura is an unexplored paradise in the western part of Meghalaya. Located in the foothills of the picturesque Tura Peak, the hilly town is home to a diaspora of tribes namely, the Garo. The relaxing greenery, vibrant flora, and fauna of the region attract numerous tourists. Scattered with several waterfalls, Tura is the administrative center of the Garo tribes and one of the biggest cities in Meghalaya.

Restaurants and Local Food in Tura

It is definitely Tura has distinct flavors, colors and styles of Gora cuisine dominating the food here. The local delicacies include Wak Pura, Kappa and Nakam Bitchi, which is a preparation of dry fish, chilies and soda. Also savor the popular items such as Sakhin, Minel Pitha as well as a number of local alcoholic beverages. easier to find 'Chinese' food here than authentic Garo cuisines. One can also relish popular items of Chinese cuisine in the area.
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Explore the hilly town. Visit the Botanical Garden, Pelgawari Falls, DC Park and Gangdrakdare.
Day 2: Visit Sasatgre, a Garo village and sip into some rice beer.
Day 3: Enjoy the thick forests in Balpakram or Nokrek.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Beautiful landscape. Less pollution with comfortable weather. Friendly people.

What's Not So Great?

No night life. Frequent strikes occur.

For Whom?

Nestled among several hills in western Meghalaya, Tura is a surprise for nature lovers. A lesser known hilly town, Tura is a treat for nature lovers and explorers.

How To Reach Tura

The town is quite remote. If you want to travel by air, Guwahati is the nearest airport (200 km). Taxis from Guwahati are easily available. Reaching by cabs is the only way. Overnight buses are available from the city of Guwahati and these are a good way to reach the town.

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Rohit Shroff 11 months ago
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