Garo Hills - Land of myths and legends
Forming the Western part of the State the entire Garo Hills having an area of approximately 8,000 sq. kms. Is densely forested and hence one of the richest spots in bio-diversity, one third (1/3) of which is the reserved forest.
The Garos predominantly inhabiting the three district of the State namely East Garo Hills, West Garo Hills and South Garo Hills are basically superstitious, believed in spirits and have a rich traditional tales of myth & legends. To the Garos everything that is interesting and unnatural has to have the lore of some kind.
Tura, the headquarter of West Garo Hills, which was also the headquarter of composite Garo Hills before two more district of East and South Garo Hills were created, is 323 kms. From Shillong via Guwahati named after a powerful Goddes Durama-Imbama, this Tura town is situated at the foot of Tura peak. 5 kms of trek to the Tura at 1400 m the peak offers some of the finest views of the hills against a back-drop of low-lying plains and sweeping curve of the mighty Brahmaputra.
Garo Hills known for its abundance of wildlife should interest naturalists and photographers to capture the variegated facets of life of a unique range of flora and fauna. Two mountain ranges - the Arabella range and the Tura range, pass through the Garo Hills, forming the great Balpakram valley in between. The headquarters town of Tura is 323 Kms via Guwahati, at an altitude of 657 Kms. The highest point is Nokrek Peak with elevation of 1412 metres.
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East Garo Hills
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