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Nature Reserve in Garo & Jaintia Hills

Nokrek Biosphere Reserve

About 17km from Tura, the forested Nokrek Biosphere Reserve is home to the endangered Hoolock gibbon, as well as red pandas, elephants and a few species of macaque. The reserve can be visited if you hire a vehicle (…
Cultural in Garo & Jaintia Hills


A good time to be in Meghalaya is when the four-day Wangala festival takes place in the Garo Hills. Renowned for its impressive tribal dancing, this harvest festival is also noted for its traditional drum recitals.
Nature Reserve in Garo & Jaintia Hills

Balpakram National Park

Balpakram is traditionally considered by the Garo to be the ‘abode of souls’: where people temporarily go after they die. The park is thick with wildflowers and butterflies in spring, and its little canyon geologica…
Monument in Garo & Jaintia Hills

Nartiang Monoliths

The Jaintia Hills is home to the village of Nartiang, where you can visit an intriguing complex of stone monoliths erected by different clans between the 16th and 19th centuries. It's unattended and overgrown – bewa…