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Williamnagar Tourism

Williamnagar, located 244 Kms from Shillong, was formed around the former town of Simsanggre, which is based on the large plains of the Simsang River. A very remote area usually known for its abundance of natural beauty i.e. being flanked by the mountains and having a rich composition of both water and vegetation.

Williamnagar, the headquarters of the East Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, was named after Captain Williamson A. Sangma, the first Chief Minister of the State of Meghalaya. Williamnagar is of immense historical importance as it was here that the Garos made their last major resistance to the British invasion into Garo Hills during the year 1837.

Things to do in Williamnagar

2. Naka Chikong

Naka Chikong
120 km from Williamnagar, is a big rock with deep hollows, in the middle of Ildek river in Badaka village.

3. Domre Falls

Domre Falls
A breathtaking view of nature. Serene, magnificent and vibrant. This place will leave you awestruck at its first sight. A really good place to chill out and to free yourself of all your worries. Drenc (Read More)h yourself here and you will not regret it one bit.

4. Mrik Wari

Mrik Wari
Mrik Wari is a place close to the Simsang River famous for its rock formations. Some of the formations depict the shape of a baby elephant and its mother.

5. 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.

6. Simsang Festival

Simsang Festival
A cultural event held in the month of December which calls upon the best artistes of the state. Loads of entertaining events like the Carnival, Singing Competition, Dancing Competition, Miss Simsang B (Read More)eauty Pageant, Fashion Show, Food Festival, Wine Festival take place.

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How to Reach Williamnagar

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Guwahati and Shillong airports are the nearest to Williamnagar and are at a distance of 118 km and 232 km respectively. From there, you have to take a cab or hire a car to reach Williamnagar. There are no direct trains to Williamnagar. Buses are also available from places like Shillong and Guwahati.

How to reach Williamnagar by flight

Guwahati is the nearest airport to Williamnagar, located at a distance of 118 km. This airport has a great connectivity through the air from major cities of the country. Alternatively, Shillong airport is also an option and is 232 km away from Williamnagar. Taxis can be hired from these airports to travel to Williamnagar.

How to reach Williamnagar by road

Road transportation is the only means of transportation to Williamnagar. You can get buses and private vehicles from Shillong and Guwahati to Resubelpara.

How to reach Williamnagar by train

Williamnagar has no station of its own. The nearest railway station is Guwahati. This station has trains connecting major cities of the country. From the station, you have to travel by car or buses to reach Williamnagar.

Local transport in Williamnagar

To get around this city, the best modes of transport are the auto rickshaws and the taxis. The auto rickshaws do not ply on meters and hence the prices are negotiable, meanwhile the taxis are costlier than the auto rickshaws.

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Williamnagar, Meghalaya
Simsang River
Simsang River - Also Called as Someshwari River
Siju Caves

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What is famous about Williamnagar?

Amazing natural beauty. A quaint town away from the humdrum of city life.

What is not so good about Williamnagar?

Have a very few lodging and eating options.

Who should visit Williamnagar?

Williamnagar is an ideal destination for people looking for a peaceful destination away from the city life. It is perfect for nature lovers and photographers. It can be visited by friends, families and couples.

What is the best time to visit Williamnagar?

October-February is the best time to visit this place. Ideally, the best time to visit would be during the winter season. However, Williamnagar stays pleasant throughout the year without experiencing extreme climatic conditions for any season.
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What is the local food in Williamnagar?

Williamnagar is quite a remote area and hence, is not very developed in the catering scenario either. Thus, one would be restricted to very few options when it comes to food. It follows the traditional Meghalaya cuisine though.
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What is the best way to reach Williamnagar?

Guwahati and Shillong airports are the nearest to Williamnagar and are at a distance of 118 km and 232 km respectively. From there, you have to take a cab or hire a car to reach Williamnagar. There are no direct trains to Williamnagar. Buses are also available from places like Shillong and Guwahati.
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What are the things to do in Williamnagar?

The top things to do in Williamnagar are Simsang River, Naka Chikong, Domre Falls, Mrik Wari, Siju Caves, Simsang Festival. You can see all the places to visit in Williamnagar here

What are the places near Williamnagar?

The top places near to Williamnagar are Baghmara which is 33 km from Williamnagar, Gangtok which is located 286 km from Williamnagar, Darjeeling which is located 290 km from Williamnagar, Tura which is located 41 km from Williamnagar, Shillong which is located 128 km from Williamnagar

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Rohit Shroff

4 years ago
- You need to carry extra food supplies with you, because this place is quite isolated and has very few food joints.
- The weather is quite pleasant and not very cold, though woolen clothes will p (Read More)rove to be handy.
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