Popular places of tourist interest in West Garo Hills District are as follows -
Tura Peak: This majestic hill stands on the eastern side of Tura, the largest town in the Garo Hills region of the state. Its elevation is around 872 metres above the sea level. Local legend says that the peak provides a sacred abode for 'Gods' and claims that it was traditionally known as 'Dura'. Since Tura hill and its peak constitute the water catchments area of Tura town, the whole Tura-range has been declared as a reserve-forest. It offers a magnificent view of the lower Brahmaputra Valley as well as the beautiful plains of Bangladesh.
Bhaitbari: Bhaitbari is a small village of the district located on the Mankachar-Phulbari-Goalpara road, on the western frontier of the state, adjoining Goalpara District of Assam. Standing on the banks of river Jinjiram, the village spreads across the narrow stretch of plain lands of the state, bordering the central hilly plateau.
Kata Beel: Located near Nogorpara village in West Garo Hills District, the beel is about 70 kms off Tura. Tradition has it that this pond was constructed under the instructions of king of the Garos. The beautiful, soothing waters of Kata Beel covers about one hectare of area. The beel is surrounded by planned palm plantations. Kata Beel is a major fishing ground of Garo Hills.
Darga of Hazrat Shah Kamal Baba: The Darga Sharif of Hazrat Shah Kamal Baba is popularly known as Pirsthan. Devotees from various parts of the country come to the Pristhan for annual prayer.
Nokrek: The highest point of the Garo Hills region of the State, Nokrek Peak stands 1412 metres above sea level. All important rivers and streams of the Garo Hills region rise from the Nokrek Range. Nokrek can be reached from the Tura-Asanang-Daribokgre Road.
Arbella Peak: A lofty blue hill with an elevation of 999 metres above sea level stands on the north-eastern border of Tura. The hilly range on which it is located is known as Arbella Range and the peak as Arbella Peak.
Sasatgre: Sasatgre village is located at the foot of the Nokrek peak in the West Garo Hills District. The distinguishing feature of this village is that although all the houses are built in the typical Garo Pattern and design, they are spacious, airy, well-built and firm. Sasatgre Village has been blessed by nature and is surrounded by dark green orange bushes, which are highly productive.
Asanangre: Asanangre is a large Garo village where the headquarters of the Rongram Community and Rural development block is located. It is also the venue of Wangala Dance festival which has become a popular tourist attraction.
Mir Jumla's Tomb and Rangbang Falls are other popular attractions of West Garo Hills District.
How to Reach West Garo Hills District
Tura, the headquarters of the district, is well connected by road with other places in the district as well as with the rest of the Meghalaya and Assam. Guwahati is the nearest railhead. Helicopter services are available from Tura to Shillong and Guwahati.
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