TOURIST INFORMATION

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Location: Garo Hills District, Meghalaya
Main Means Of Transport: Roads



HOW TO GET THERE

Road
Busses both Government and Private and Taxis ply regularly from Shillong and Guwahati , and most parts of the Garo hills are negotiable through day-trips from Shillong. Conducted tours are available through M.T.D.C. as well as private operators, between Shillong and Tura.

PLACES TO STAY

The Meghalaya Tourism Development Corporation's Orchid Lodge is at Dakopgre. Youth Hostel at Wandanang and other privately run hotels are all located centrally. There is Circuit House at Tura for which booking is made through the Deputy Commissioner, Tura.

SHOPPING

  • Tura Market
  • Phulbari Market
  • Garobadha Market
  • Williamnagar Market
  • Rongjeng Market
  • Mandipathar Market
Garo Tribal Dance, Garo Hills, Meghalaya

CLIMATE

South-West monsoon and seasonal winds, largely controls the climate of the district. The West Garo Hills district being relatively lower in altitude to the rest of Meghalaya, experiences a fairly high temperature for most part of the year. The average rainfall is 330cms of which more than two-thirds occur during the monsoon, winter being practically dry. The district have mostly dense tropical mixed forest, and a small patch of temperate forest in the higher parts of the Tura range.

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES

Directorate of Tourism, Govt of Meghalaya,
Nortek Building, Lower Lachumiere, Shillong - 793001

Meghalaya Tourism Dev. Corp, Orchid Hotel, Polo Road, Shillong -793001

MTDC Meghalaya House, 9 Russel Street, Kolkata - 71

Tourist Information Centre, Govt. of Meghalaya,
Meghalaya House, Rehabari, Guwahati

Directorate of Tourism, 9 Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi - 11
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