West Garo Hills Tourism
West Garo Hills is a district in the Garo Hills of Meghalaya in India. It is located in the westernmost part of Meghalaya. Tura is the administrative headquarters of this district. There are places worth visiting in the West Garo Hills. The Nokrek National Park is home to several rare plants and animals and has been declared as a National Biosphere. Nokrek peak is the highest in the Garo Hills. Like many other rivers of this region, Simsang River, the most prominent river in the Garo Hills rises from the Nokrek range. Daribokre Rural Tourism has been developed in Daribokre, a small rural place which offers its tourist with local food and traditional accommodation. Nokrek Peak is just three and half kilometers trek from there. The magnificent Tura peak gives a splendid view of the Brahmaputra Valley which is a sight to behold. Pelga Falls which is close to the Tura town is a popular picnic spot. The traditional Garo bamboo bridge built on the River Ganol is quite interesting to watch.
Wadagogkre is the perfect place for those interested in history. Archaeological excavation has demonstrated the place to be a developed township and religious site in the 4th century A.D or earlier. Nearly 20 temple sites with palatial complexes and residential areas were excavated. Kata Beel, Dargah of Hajrat Shah Kamal Baba and Mir Jumla’s tomb are some other tourist attractions. It is well-connected by roads with other places of Meghalaya.