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The town of Tura in Meghalaya has few tourist spots across the town. Every year many tourists come to view these tourist spots. There are a lot of peaks and falls in and around this town. If you are in this place you have to visit these beautiful places.
The Tura peak is one of the major peaks of the Tura range in the state of Meghalaya. This hill is located on the eastern flank of Tura in the West Garo Hills district. It stands at 872 meters above sea level. The range in which the Tura Peak is located is one of the chief mountain ranges of the state of Meghalaya. The range spans from Siju to Tura and stands as high as 50 kms. The Tura range falls under and is maintained by the Nokrek National Park.
According to legends, this peak provides a sacred place or ‘abode’ of the Gods. The Tura town catchment area comprises of the Tura hill including the peak and the Tura Range is considered a reserve forest.
There is a tourist bungalow, an observatory and a Cinchona plantation located in this peak. The peak overlooks the Brahmaputra valley plains and the plains of Bangladesh. The yellowish hue of the Bangladesh plains with the river flowing alongside can be beautifully seen from this peak. There is a foot track or a path from the base to the peak which enables tourists and adventures to reach the peak. Mountaineers and trekkers find this foot path of Tura Peak a good way of their climb.
This peak stands on the north
eastern bank of Tura at an elevation of nine hundred and ninety nine
meters above sea level. The range on which the peak is located is the
Arbella Range. The path leading to the peak is shrouded with shrubs,
tall forest trees and orchids. The trees are a home to wild pheasants
and wildfowl. There is a small rest house built by British Colonialist.
Rong’bang Falls are locally known as Rong’bang Dare. It is situated at West Garo Hills district. Rong’bang fall is situated 25 miles from Tura on Tura-Williamnagar road, beyond the Rombagre village. The fall is a tributary of the Simsang river. During monsoon the waterfall is voluminous. The fall presents motorists the opportunity of driving from Asanangre towards Williamnagar. Water cascading from the top thereby producing gurgling sound fills the heart of the tourists and gives the site a serene atmosphere.
It is located at a distance of 7 kilometers from Tura. There is a view point located in the falls for the tourists and is a good angling and picnic spot. The traditional Garo bamboo bridge over the Ganol River adds to the beauty of the sight.
This Beel (pond) is located about 70 kilometers from Tura on the Tura-Garobadha-Ampatigiri-Mahendraganj road. According to legends, this pond was dug and constructed under the instructions of Lengta Raja of the Garos. The pond is a major fishing spot with calm waters and plantations on its banks. It is also a convenient picnic spot.