It won’t be wrong to call Tura an eco-tourist hub situated in the western parts of Meghalaya. If you want to explore and spend some time in a place which is quiet and yet brimming with majestic charm of nature, Tura is the best place to be at.
Yes, here you will be finding very rich and undisturbed biodiversity of nature’s gifts ranging from caves, gorgeous rivers and to even beautiful waterfalls. Some of the major tourist attractions in Tura include Siju caves, Tura Peak, and Dar Falls that you would love to explore.
Best Time to Visit Tura
The best time to visit this unexplored paradise is between the months of February and March. The overall weather is quite pleasant during the day and the nights are also quite cosy and cold.
Major Attractions in and Around Tura
1. Tura Peak
Situated around 872 m above sea level, Tura Peak is full of lush natural beauty that will simply leave you smitten. There is even a reserve forest in this area where you can have some fun and mysterious adventures of the lifetime.
2. Siju Caves
Did you know that Siju Caves are one of the largest caves in the Indian sub-continent? And that, in itself, is a reason to visit these caves just to experience the sheer beauty and immensity which this tourist attraction has to offer.
3. Balpakram National Park
You can have a fundamental idea about the magnificence of this national park by the fact that it covers an area of about 220 sq km. Situated at a height of around 3,000 ft above sea level this park is replete with all kinds of species and herbs.
4. Rongbang Dar Waterfalls
Also known by the name of Rongbang Dare, you should consider visiting here with your loved ones. This tourist destination is located quite close to the East Garo Hills and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Meghalaya.
How to Reach Tura
Tura is a heavenly abode for people who want to relish in the never-ending bliss of nature. It is located at a distance of about 1,763, 2,608, 872, 2,810 km from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Here is how you can reach Tura by the following means of public transportation.
The nearest airport from Tura is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU) which is located 220 km away from there. It is well-connected with other Indian cities via major airlines. As you deboard at the airport, you can easily take a cab or some other means of public transport to travel to Tura.
Here is a list of Indian cities from where flights are available to Guwahati
If you are planning to travel by train, then you will need to deboard at the Guwahati Train station (GHY). This station is well-linked with other Indian cities. An interesting thing about this station is that it has a diesel locomotive shed which has around 80 locomotives with WDM-3D, WDG-4D, WDG-4 AND WDS class locomotives. The main purpose of having them is to offer the best railway services to the passengers. From the station, you can easily take some means of public transportation to reach Tura.
This town has been well connected with other Indian cities via well-maintained road networks to nearby regions. There are regularly-run buses and taxis which connect Tura to nearby towns and cities like Silchar, Kohima, Agartala, Shillong and others.