The Tura Peak is set at an altitude of 2,500 feet above the town of Tura. It is located in the Indian state of Meghalaya. One can get mesmerized by the panoramic beauty of the town. The town is a part of the Garo Hills. The town witnesses the spectacular terrain dotted with majestic hills, lush meadows along with the larger than life river named Brahmaputra. All round the year, the inhabitants of Tura witness moderate weather condition. There are numerous of intriguing and untouched locations present in and around the town of Tura. As per mythological beliefs, this place is the dwelling place of the God Durama.
TOURIST PLACES IN TURA
Tura Peak: The eastern edge of Tura contains the mighty hill. The town is said to be the biggest town in the entire region of Garo Hills in terms of land coverage. The altitude of the hill is 872 meters above the sea level. The Tura Peak also contains a bungalow for the tourists, an observatory and a plantation of Cinchona. One can obtain a magnificent site of the lower region of the valley of Brahmaputra.
Balpakram: The distance between Tura and the Balpakram National Park is 165 Kms. The name “the abode of perpetual winds’ is given to this place.
Naphak Lake: The distance between Tura and the Naphak Lake is 112 Kms. Different fun activities such as fishing, bird watching etc are carried out here.
Siju Caves: Close to the lake called Naphak, the renowned caves of Siju are situated. These caves are made up of lime stones.
HOW TO REACH TURA
By Air: The closest air terminal is the Guwahati airport.
By Rail: The closest railway station is located in Guwahati.
By Road: One can reach this place via buses. Private as well as state buses are there.