(Last Updated on : 24-08-2019)
Tura Peak is a majestic hill that stands on the eastern flank of Tura
, the largest town in the Garo Hills
region of Meghalaya
. It peaks 872 metres above sea level over looking Tura. Since the Tura hill and its peak constitute the water catchments area of Tura town, the whole Tura-range has been declared as a Reserve Forest
. There is a reserve forest at this mountain
peak along with a tourist bungalow, a cinchona plantation and an observatory. It is maintained by the Nokrek National Park
Tura Peak provides a beautiful view of the golden yellow plains of Bangladesh and the lower Brahmaputra Valley
. A foot track can also be found which was created for the use of the Deputy Commissioner of Garo Hills, during the colonial rule in India. This foot track is very convenient for trek
kers willing to reach the top of the Tura Peak.
Etymology of Tura Peak
A local legend has it that the peak provides a sacred abode for the Gods
and claims that it was traditionally known as Dura. However, the British
mistook it for Tura, and the place has been called the same ever since.
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