Tura is a hilly town in West Garo Hill district in the state of Meghalaya. One of the large towns in Meghalaya, Tura is a valley located at the foothills of the Tura Hills and right below the Tura Peak. At 1400m the peak offers some of the finest views of the hills against a backdrop of low-lying plains and sweeping curve of the mighty Brahmaputra. The climate in Tura is moderate throughout the year and has a large number of interesting and unexplored areas.
It is 220 kilometers from the nearest city Guwahati and is also the district HQ of the West Garo Hills ,one of the four districts in the Garo Hills region of the state.The region is filled with small rivulets and green valleys all around. The main tribe is the Garo community and the principal languages are Garo, hindi and English.
The capital city of Meghalaya , Shillong is 323 kilometres away and can be accessed via buses and taxis or the shuttle helicopter service plying from Shillong via Guwahati. Some places bordering Bangladesh like Mohendraganj , Baghmara and Dalu rich in coal, cashewnut , cotton , etc are situated at a proximity of 50 to 80 kilometres from Tura.
Tura is the cultural and administrative centre of the Garo tribes. To visit popular tourist destinations such as Balpakram, Nokrek and Siju Cave, one needs to pass through this town. Unlike Shillong , Tura climate is little hot and humid.
There are many waterfalls and lot of streams in Tura. Some of the water falls are Rongbangdare, Pelgadare, Gandrak water falls etc. Some of the streams are Rangolwari, Nokmawari, Ganol, Datchima etc.