Top Tourist Places To Visit in Tura

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Tura

  • Tura
  • Meghalaya
  • India

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Tura Overview

Located on the northeastern side of the country, Tura is a town in the Indian state of Meghalaya. It is the largest town in Meghalaya and shares its name with the valley and the peak of Tura. The peak is a part of the Garo Hills. Tura is nature's bounty in true words because of its surroundings that have a serene ambiance.

Tura has an elevation of 1,145 feet above the sea level because it lies in the Western hills of Garo. The river Someshwari originates in Meghalaya and passes through the different regions including Tura. Thus, it is a major source of water in the town. The town of Tura has a tropical steppe climate. During summers, the average temperatures touch 36°C-41°C, whereas, drop down at 8°C-22°C during winters. It receives an annual average rainfall of 3000-3820 mm.

There are different places to see in Tura. The frequented attractions include the names like Tura Peak and Garo Hills that are popular for relishing the venture of trekking. The other places include the banks of the river Someshwari, local markets, and the food joints etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Many Days Should I Plan for Tura Trip?
    Plan for 2-3 days in Tura to explore the main attractions and experience the local culture.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Tura?
    The nearest major airport to Tura is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, and the nearest train station is in Guwahati as well.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Tura?
    The primary transportation options to reach Tura are by road via buses or hired cars from nearby cities like Guwahati or Shillong.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Tura?
    Yes, festivals like Wangala, Denchung Festival, and 100 Drums Wangala Festival showcase the cultural heritage of Tura.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Tura?
    Some top tourist attractions in Tura are Nokrek National Park, Pelga Falls, Siju Caves, and Tura Peak.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Tura?
    Must-try local dishes in Tura include bamboo shoots curry and smoked pork. Restaurants like Bamboo Hut and Goyala serve authentic Garo dishes.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Tura?
    Tura offers a range of accommodations including hotels, guesthouses, and resorts for comfortable stays.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Tura?
    Yes, public transportation like buses and shared taxis are available for local and nearby travel in Tura.
  • What are the transportation options available in Tura?
    Transportation options in Tura include taxis, auto-rickshaws, and rented cars.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Tura?
    Garo is the primary language spoken in Tura.
  • What is the best time to visit Tura?
    The best time to visit Tura is during the winter season (November to February) when the weather is pleasant.
  • What activities can be done in Tura?
    Activities in Tura include wildlife spotting in Nokrek National Park, exploring caves, trekking to Tura Peak, and experiencing the local Garo culture.
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