Tura Travel Guide

  • Wangala Festival, Nov, 2010
    Wangala Festival, Nov, 2010
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  • Kamakya Temple
    Kamakya Temple
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  • Anogre Lake
    Anogre Lake
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Tura Things to Do

  • Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

    The Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, overlooking the town of Tura in West Garo Hills district, completed its Golden Jubilee on Feb. 4, 2011. Rt. Rev. Stephen Fernando, SDB, the-then Bishop of Shillong had blessed this church way back in 1961. The sound of the three Italian bells that are housed in its belfry is distinctly melodious as is the...

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  • Dachi Lake Recreational Park

    As you return from your trip to Tura, after about 46 kms (roughly 1 hr), you’ll come across a beautiful man-made lake (1.5 hectares) to your left. This has been developed by Shri. Shekhar Sangma, Divisional Officer, Tura Soil and Water Conservation (T) Department (2008-2010). There are plenty of boats, 2-seaters as well as 4-seaters, for hire in...

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  • Tura in 3 days flat

    You can see almost all the sights of West Garo Hills in three days flat. Depending on your time schedule, you could plan out your itinerary in this fashion:DAY - 19.15 am - Tura Circuit House to Pelgadare Falls (25 kms)11.00 am - Pelgadare to Anthurium plantation (3 kms)11.50 am - Anthurium plantation to Chibragre picnic spot (25 kms)1.00 pm -...

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  • Anthurium Plantation

    The Anthurium plantation is barely 3 kms before reaching Pelgadare Falls. The produce from this plantation is exported to Guwahati and to Kolkata. The main season to see it flowering is during April-May. As you go along to the plantation, you will see a sea of white. These are cotton in full bloom. Pluck one and feel its smoothness. There is a...

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  • Barbed Wire Fencing

    The district shares a long, porous border with Bangladesh. To prevent cattle smuggling, infiltration and such other nefarious activities, a barbed wire fencing has been laid across the international border.

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  • Imilchang Dare Falls

    Further along, on the Tura-Chokpot road is a split waterfall of immense beauty. The trek to this sight is well worth it, weeds, brambles and bushes notwithstanding. The pool above before the waterfall is large and serene and mirrors the pool below. Both jets of water cascade down rhythmically and in unison. One can spends hours just watching these...

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  • Nasari-Bandare Falls

    Barely 5 kms from Tura on the Tura-Dalu Road is a small but beautiful waterfall. Human habitations nearby prevents one from relaxing at this wayside beauty but a few minutes and a few photographs are worth the visit.

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  • Kamakya Temple

    Barely a few kilometers from Mir Jumla’s tomb, on top of a hill is a 5th generation run Kamakya temple. The priests insist that this temple was built during 1834 and contains the ‘navel’ of Goddess Sati as the famous Kamakya temple at Guwahati contains the female genitalia (‘yoni’) of the same goddess. During Durga Puja the temple comes alive with...

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  • Mir Jumla’s Tomb

    At Thakuranbari, about 35 kms from Peer Hazrat Shah Kamal Baba’s Dargah is the tomb of the able Mughal general, Mir Jumla. An extraordinarily long tomb lies alone atop a small hillock. A few feet away, two more regular tombs inter the bodies of his personal guards. Appointed Governor of Bengal sometime in 1659, he was ordered by Emperor Aurangzeb...

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  • Peer Hazarat Shah Kamal Baba Dargah

    Situated on a small hillock and barely 2 kms from Kata Beel is the Dargah of Shah Kamal Baba, traditionally known as ‘pirstan’. Devotees throng this site with prayers on their lips and a devout wish in their hearts. Tradition has it that such boons are granted. The faithful flock to the dargah during the annual fair.

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  • Kata Beel

    This placid lake is about 75 kms from Tura at Nogorpara village on the Garobadha-Ampati-Mahengraganj road and takes about 2 hours to reach. It was built by Lengta Raja (loincloths king) of the Garos sometime in the 17th century. ‘Kata’ means to cut and ‘beel’ means a lake. Locals also call it Chimite Lake. It is a large lake and is surrounded by a...

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  • Rongbangdare Falls

    Rongbangdare Falls, near Chinabat village, is barely 5 kms from Sangkawanai Fish Sanctuary. This falls is made up by the river Simsang which also originates from Nokrek peak. From the concrete viewpoint, you can see two waterfalls, separated by dense vegetations - one the top left corner and the other at the bottom right corner. Taken together, it...

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  • Sangkawanai Fish Sanctuary

    The Forest Department constructed this fish sanctuary on the river Ganol to prevent people using explosives to kill the fishes there. Almost half of the river has been cordoned off to make the sanctuary. Huge fishes of different hues can be seen when you throw bits of food into the river below. Barely 1 km. from Rombagre Mini Tourist Resort.

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  • Rombagre Mini Tourist Resort

    The Rombagre Mini Tourist Resort is only 12 kms from Selbalgre village. Two single room houses, with attached bath rooms, have been constructed by the Forest Department on a concrete stilt well over 50 feet high. Once you are in your room you get a commanding view of the Ganol river as well as of a bridge which appears to have been constructed by...

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  • Selbalgre-Home to Hoolock Gibbon Monkeys

    This place is home to the ‘Hoolock Gibbon’ monkeys and is located barely 11 kms from Chibragre picnic spot. The males of these species are black in colour while the coats of the females are grey. The best time to see them is early morning, say by 8.00 am, when they come up to the village in search of food. They normally travel in groups of 5 or 6,...

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