State : Meghalaya, in the north east of India.
Best time to Travel : October to March.
Weather Conditions : Pleasant, Pollution-free
Location : Tura, the headquarters of the W.Garo hills district is situated at the foot of the Nokrek Peak, the second highest peak in Meghalaya.
Tura Holiday Destination in Meghalaya
Tura is a peak, about 2,500 ft above the Tura town in the north eastern state of Meghalaya in India. Tura in Meghalaya is famous for its picture postcard beauty. Tura Megahalaya, a town in the Garo Hills, boasts of a wonderful landscape of lofty hills, against a backdrop of low-lying plains, with the mighty river Brahmaputra, dramatically rushing through, towards Bangladesh.
Airport : Guwahati is the nearest airport from where Shillong can be reached by bus or car. Daily buses also connect Shillong with Guwahati airport. Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd, under the aegis of the Government of Meghalaya, has commenced regular helicopter flights connecting Shillong and Tura to Guwahati.
Railhead : Guwahati is the nearest railhead and is well-connected to the rest of the country.
Road Transport : Both Deluxe and ordinary bus services are available. Meghalaya Road Transport also run regular bus services in Meghalaya.
Staying at Tura in Meghalaya
There are few tourist lodges available at Tura. One can also stay at Shillong, which provides a good line of accommodation facility.
A majestic hill stands on the eastern flank of Tura, the largest town in the Garo hills area of Meghalaya. It rises 872 m above sea level over looking Tura. A tourist-bungalow, an observatory and a Cinchona-plantation are located at Tura Peak and its environs. A spectacular view of the lower Brahmaputra Valley as well as the golden yellow plains of Bangladesh is available all year round to visitors coming to Tura Peak. If interested one can also take small trekking tour that leads to mid way of Tura hill surrounded with lush green forests and vegitation.
The Balpakram National Park is about 165 kms from Tura. It is also a holiday paradise for wildlife lovers. It is also known as 'the abode of perpetual winds'.
Located at a distance of 112 kms from Tura, it is ideal for fishing, and bird-watching, with the river Simsang flowing nearby.
The famous limestone caves of Siju are located near the Naphak Lake. This place is worth visiting.