Tura is a municipality town in the Indian state of Meghalaya. It lies in the West Garo Hills district at a distance of 323 km from Shillong and 220 km from Guwahati. It is also the capital city of West Garo Hills district. As per the census of 2011, the total population of the town was 74,858. The official languages of the city are Garo and English. People of every tribal community resides in Tura such as Khasi, Naga, Mizo etc. It shares its border with Bangladesh. Tura is also considered to be one of the largest city in Meghalaya. 45 years ago in the year 1973, the town was the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tura. The city also consists of some fantastic attractions which one should not miss when one is in the town.
The best attractions in the city are as follows:
This attraction lies 872 m above the sea level. The city also consists of reserve forest and a tourist bungalow where tourists to the town can stay and enjoy their tourism. Also, there is a cinchona plantation and an observatory. When you visit the city, you want to stay here for a long time.
2.Balpakram National Park
This is also one of the major attractions of the city. It is at an altitude of 3,000 feet above the sea level. The park came into existence in the year 1968. The park consists of many medicinal plants, and if any person is researching on plants or herbs, then this park will be a fantastic place for his research. Not only that it also homes for rare Lesser Panda, the Indian Bison and the Stag like Serow.
3. Nokrek National Park
The park lies 2 km far from the main town of the city. Visiting the park one will be able to witness the some of the rarest animals and trees species. If children are taken to the park, then they will enjoy it a lot and will never forget it in their lives.
4. Pelga falls-one of the fantastic attractions of Tura, Meghalaya
It lies 7 km far from the main town of the city. The waterfalls offer Splendiferous natural beauty. People also hang out there for the picnic with friends and families. Even you can enjoy a date with your boyfriend or girlfriend in isolation here. It is the traditionally constructed Garo Bamboo Bridge, built over the Ganol River.