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1If You Don't Visit Meghalaya, How Will You Ever Know Of The Spectacular Nokma Perform Rituals!
If You Don't Visit Meghalaya, How Will You Ever Know Of The Spectacular Nokma Perform Rituals!

The festival kicks off on November 7 and ends on November 11, 2015. Here, the village chief, referred to as the Nokma, performs a ritual a day before the start of the festival during which freshly brewed rice-beer,  cooked rice, and vegetables are offered to the Misi Salong as thanksgiving for a rich harvest season.

HolidayIQ Traveller Alva says, “Tura is a cultural hub of the Garo Hills. The biggest annual festival of the Garos - the Hundred Drums Wangala Festival is organised on every second Friday and Saturday of November.”

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Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh4.3/5

581 reviews

Do not miss the caves-Tura

Tura is situated in the Garo Hill District of Meghalaya. It is a small hilly town admist dense forest. The biodiversity in the Garo Hills attracts many enthusiasts throughout the year. Also the caves bearing the history of centuries are another attraction. There are many good places to stay in Tura.

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh4.3/5

581 reviews

Do not miss the caves

Tura is situated in the Garo Hill District of Meghalaya. It is a small hilly town admist dense forest. The biodiversity in the Garo Hills attracts many enthusiasts throughout the year. Also the caves bearing the history of centuries are another attraction. There are many good places to stay in Tura.

Tura Overview

Tura is a municipality, which is located in the district of West Garo Hills in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya. The town of Tura is situated at the footsteps of Tura Hills, just below the Tura mountain peak. This mountain is also a part of the famous Sivalik hill range and is surrounded by small rivulets and green valleys.

In ancient times, the region was under the administration of the Garo Kingdom, which was later succeeded by the Koches. This region was a part of the West Garo Hills District, when in October 1976, the Garo Hills District was divided into West Garo Hills District and East Garo Hills District. Further, in June 1992, the West Garo Hills District was divided into two districts, West Garo Hills District and South Garo Hills District.

According to the local belief, native god Durama used to reside in these Tura Hills. The region is largely populated by the Garo tribe, who are known for their traditional Garo dance, named Wangala. The region is also populated by Bengali, Koches, Nepalese and Hajong people.

Tura is famous for its traditional Garo food including boiled rice, beef, chicken, pork and dry fish. Christmas, Durga Puja, Holi, Chhath Puja and Deepavali are the main festivals celebrated by the locals in the Tura region.

Nokrek National Park, which features a large variety of flora and fauna, is the main attraction of Tura. Rongbang Dar Waterfall is another major attraction of the town of Tura. Siju Caves and Balpakram National Park, which are situated near the Naphak Lake in Tura, are among the popular sightseeing options in the region.

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is the nearest airport, which can be used to reach Tura. Guwahati Junction is the nearest railhead, which connects the destination to the rest of India with express and passenger trains. Dakopgre City Bus Stop is the nearest bus stand, which is served by regular buses from nearby destinations like Shillong and Guwahati.

This region experiences moderate climate between October and March, which is the best time to visit Tura.

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Siju Caves, Tura

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Amit Ghosh

Siju Caves, Tura
Siju Caves, Tura

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Amit Ghosh

Siju Caves, Tura

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