"The Siju Caves"

A Town in Meghalaya, India

Interest Measure for Tura

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Tura from sea level:  756 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  25.5254318°N, 90.1999333°E
Ecosystem:  Hill  

Food, Culture and Language at Tura

Food Availability:  Indian 
Regional Language:  English
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Why travel Tura?

Tura the headquarter of West Garo Hills, which was also the headquarter of composite Garo Hills before two more districts of East and South Garo Hills were created, is 323 kms. from Shillong via Guwahati named after a powerful goddess Durama-Imbama, this Tura town is situated at the foot of Tura peak. 5 kms higher at 1400m the peak offers some of the finest views of the hills against a backdrop of low lying plains and sweeping curve of the mighty Brahmaputra.
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7 Places to visit and Things to do in Tura

Tura Peak at Tura

Tura Peak

A beautiful and majestic hill stands on the eastern side of Tura at a height of 872 m above sea level overlooking the town of Tura. Local legend has it that the peak provides a sacred shelter or abode to the ‘Gods’ and it is also claimed that Tura was traditionally known as Dura, but due to mispronunciation by the British gave it the present name of Tura.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Nokrek National Park at Tura

Nokrek National Park

#Wildlife Sanctuary
Another must-see on your bucket list should be Nokrek National Park which is a fantastic bio-reserve in Meghalaya. Located to the west of the Garo Hills, this park is home to some rare species of wildlife. The Red Panda, an endangered species, is found in this forest reserve. It is also home to seven different kinds of wildcats, including tigers and marbled cats. Nokrek is also an important habitat of the Asian elephant.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 4 hours
Balpakram National Park at Tura

Balpakram National Park

#Wildlife Sanctuary
It is a national wild life park, about 150 kms from Tura. It is the home of the barking deer and the golden cat. It has some unique plants species including the ones mentioned and the corridor for the Indian elephant. Balpakram (a place of perpetual winds) covering an area of about 220 sq km with a variety of wildlife including tigers, elephants, bison, black bear, leopards, sambar deer, situated near Baghmara in south Garo Hills district of Meghalaya. The western part of the park adjoins with Siju bird sanctuary along the banks of Simsang river. The best time to come to Balpakram National Park, Meghalaya is from October to March when the weather is pleasant with little rainfall. It is a time to watch animals as they come to drink water in the lakes and rivers.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 4 hours
Rongbang Dare at Tura

Rongbang Dare

Locally known as Rong’bang dare, this waterfall is situated 25 miles away from Tura on the Tura Williamnagar Road, a little beyond Rombagre village. It is a tributary of the Simsang River which can be seen from this road but the real beauty and magnitude of it can be experienced when one goes down to the place at the bottom of the waterfalls. This Sprightly fall, though perennial, is at its best during the monsoon months. The width and depth of the falls are enough to make it clearly visible and a sheer delight. Clustered on either side by vast evergreen hills of bamboo’s which sway, leaving the viewer with memories of ecstatic joy.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours
Pelga Falls at Tura

Pelga Falls

Tura has become increasingly hot spot for anglers and picnickers in recent years. The tourism department developed this place by constructing a footpath and view point. A typical traditional Garo bamboo bridge constructed over Ganol river is another added attraction.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Siju Caves at Tura

Siju Caves

Untouched cave and if you wish to have a real caving experience in Meghalaya then forget rest of Meghalaya and just come down to this place. The cave is located in Garo hills and is called as dabokhol (it means bat cave in local language). Cave is home to hundreds of bats. It has great limestone formation with impressive stalagmites and stalagtites. There are magnificent limestone rock formations inside, especially named princess, Di's chamber by the excavators will fill any visitor with awe. It is one of the longest cave in the Indian Sub-continent and contains some of the finest river passages to be found anywhere in the world and till date nobody has ever reached the end of this cave.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 24, 2016