TURA, India

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  1. About tura

    Tura is a hilly town in West Garo Hills district in the state of Meghalaya. One of the largest towns in Meghalaya, Tura is a valley located at the foothills of the Tura Hills and right below the Tura Peak. The climate in Tura is moderate throughout the year and has a large number of interesting and unexplored areas. It is 220 kilometres from the nearest city Guwahati and is also the district capital of the West Garo Hills district. It is filled with small rivulets and green valleys all around. The principal languages are Garo, and English. You can visit this place throughout the year. summers are little hot.

  2. Who should visit the city?

    Anyone,Nature Lovers

    Best time to visit (months)

    Season-1 : Jan - March | Season-2 : September - December

    How to reach?

    By Road

    Overnight Buses are available from the city of Guwahati and these are a good way to reach the town. You can hire a taxi also.

    By Train

    The nearest railway station is Guwahati. It is 104 km from Shillong and very well connected with all major cities of India.

    By Air

    Guwahati is the nearest airport (200 km). Taxis from Guwahati are easily available. Reaching by cabs is the only way. Helicopter is available from Guwahati to Tura and Tura to Shillong on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday and from Guwahati to Shillong and Shillong to Guwahati daily except on Sunday. It takes 20 mins. to reach Shillong from Guwahati and one hour from Guwahati to Tura. This means of transportation is very economical and convenient.

    Weather

    Summer

    Min Temp: 25°C - Max Temp: 30°C

    Monsoon

    Min Temp: 25°C - Max Temp: 30°C

    Winter

    Min Temp: 10°C - Max Temp: 20°C

    Language spoken

    English

    Best fair, festivals and attractions

    There are main two local festivals which are celebrated in Tura. Wangala Dance Festival, Tura Winter Festival. There are many tourist attractions in Tura.Siju Caves, Naphak Lake, Rongbang Dar Waterfall, Pelga Falls, Siju Bird Sanctuary, Tura Peak, Balpakram National Park, Nokrek National Park.

    STD Code

    State

    Meghalaya

    Country

    India

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