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    Nokrek National Park - Nokrek National Park is located at a distance of about 2 km from the Tura Peak, within the West Garo Hills District of the Meghalaya State. The National Park has been named after the Nokrek Mountain Peak, which is about 1,412 m in height. This peak is considered to be the highest mountain peak in the Garo Hills and is an originating point of many rivers and streams, including the River Simsang. The Nokrek National Park is located close to the National Citrus Gene Sanctuary-cum-Biosphere which has some of the rarest animals and trees species. The national park can easily be reached via the Tura-Asanang-Daribokgre Road or the Daribokgre village.

     

    Balpakram National Park - Balpakram National Park is situated in the South Garo Hills District and covers an area of around 220 sq. km. It was established in 1987, at an altitude of 3,000 ft above sea level. There are many animals inhabiting the national park, including the wild cow, elephant, wild bison and tiger. Exotic species of herbs and plants, having medicinal value, are also found in this national park. The ideal time to visit Balpakram National Park is between the months of April and June, when colourful wild flowers and exotic butterflies can be spotted.

     

    Tura Peak - Tura Peak lies to the east of Tura town and is at a height of 872 m above sea level. There is a reserve forest at this mountain peak along with a tourist bungalow, a cinchona plantation and an observatory. This mountain 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 trekkers wanting to reach the top of the Tura Peak.

     

    Siju Bird Sanctuary - Siju Bird Sanctuary is located near the Siju Caves and River Simsang in Meghalaya, which is home to many rare and protected birds along with other animals. Birdwatchers can also spot the migratory Siberian duck at this sanctuary during the winter season.

     

    Pelga Falls - Pelga Falls is about 7 km away from the Tura Town and is famous for angling and is also a popular picnic spot. A footpath has been developed by the State Tourism Department for reaching the Pelga Falls. Another popular tourist site, situated nearby, is the traditionally constructed Garo Bamboo Bridge, built over the Ganol River.

     

    Siju Caves - Siju Caves is the 3rd longest cave in the Indian Subcontinent and is popularly referred to as the Dobakkol and the Cave of Bats. These caves are situated on the banks of River Simsang and comprise several chambers along with unexplored labyrinths.

     

    Naphak Lake - Naphak Lake is situated about 6 km away from Songsak and around 112 km from Tura. The River Simsang flows near this lake. This lake is ideal for bird watching and fishing.

     

    Rongbang Dar Waterfall - Rongbang Dar Waterfall, also known as the Rongbang Dare, is located close to Rombagre in the East Garo Hills District. The Tura-Williamnagar State Highway, which is a few kilometres away from the Tura Town, connects this waterfall with important towns in Meghalaya. The best time to visit the waterfall is during the monsoon season.

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    Nokrek National Park - Nokrek National Park is located at a distance of about 2 km from the Tura Peak, within the West Garo Hills District of the Meghalaya State. The National Park has been named after the Nokrek Mountain Peak, which is about 1,412 m in height. This peak is considered to be the highest mountain peak in the Garo Hills and is an originating point of many rivers and streams, including the River Simsang. The Nokrek National Park is located close to the National Citrus Gene Sanctuary-cum-Biosphere which has some of the rarest animals and trees species. The national park can easily be reached via the Tura-Asanang-Daribokgre Road or the Daribokgre village.

     

    Balpakram National Park - Balpakram National Park is situated in the South Garo Hills District and covers an area of around 220 sq. km. It was established in 1987, at an altitude of 3,000 ft above sea level. There are many animals inhabiting the national park, including the wild cow, elephant, wild bison and tiger. Exotic species of herbs and plants, having medicinal value, are also found in this national park. The ideal time to visit Balpakram National Park is between the months of April and June, when colourful wild flowers and exotic butterflies can be spotted.

     

    Tura Peak - Tura Peak lies to the east of Tura town and is at a height of 872 m above sea level. There is a reserve forest at this mountain peak along with a tourist bungalow, a cinchona plantation and an observatory. This mountain 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 trekkers wanting to reach the top of the Tura Peak.

     

    Siju Bird Sanctuary - Siju Bird Sanctuary is located near the Siju Caves and River Simsang in Meghalaya, which is home to many rare and protected birds along with other animals. Birdwatchers can also spot the migratory Siberian duck at this sanctuary during the winter season.

     

    Pelga Falls - Pelga Falls is about 7 km away from the Tura Town and is famous for angling and is also a popular picnic spot. A footpath has been developed by the State Tourism Department for reaching the Pelga Falls. Another popular tourist site, situated nearby, is the traditionally constructed Garo Bamboo Bridge, built over the Ganol River.

     

    Siju Caves - Siju Caves is the 3rd longest cave in the Indian Subcontinent and is popularly referred to as the Dobakkol and the Cave of Bats. These caves are situated on the banks of River Simsang and comprise several chambers along with unexplored labyrinths.

     

    Naphak Lake - Naphak Lake is situated about 6 km away from Songsak and around 112 km from Tura. The River Simsang flows near this lake. This lake is ideal for bird watching and fishing.

     

    Rongbang Dar Waterfall - Rongbang Dar Waterfall, also known as the Rongbang Dare, is located close to Rombagre in the East Garo Hills District. The Tura-Williamnagar State Highway, which is a few kilometres away from the Tura Town, connects this waterfall with important towns in Meghalaya. The best time to visit the waterfall is during the monsoon season.

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