(Last Updated on : 20-08-2019)
Kata Beel is a large placid pond surrounded by palm trees
in Garo Hills
. It is a great spot for fishing
and picnics. The scenic pond is located near Nogorpara village, about 70 kilometres away from Tura
. Legend has it that the pond was dug and constructed by one Garo King nicknamed Pagla Raja or Lengtha Raja. The area of Kata Beel tank is 84 bighas in size and rectangular in shape.
Etymology of Kata Beel
Traditionally, the term Kata Beel is quite simple can be termed separately as Kata means cut and Beel means lake. Katta Beel is also known as Chimite in the local language
Myths about Kata Beel
The locals of the village
also believe that the tank is sacred and that there is some unnatural force guarding the tank. It is said that not a single leave from the nearby trees fall in the tank and the water remains clear all year round. The Kata Beel is surrounded by a planned plantation of palms.
The Tourism Department of Meghalaya has recently developed this place into a recreational area with boating facilities.
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