Also known as Simsanggre, this place is the headquarters of East Garo Hills and is a significant place in Meghalaya. This is a remote area with an abundance of natural beauty and pleasant weather throughout the year. This is the best place to stay while traveling the Garo hills.
How to reach
The most convenient airport and railway station are Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi international airport and Guwahati railway station located in Guwahati at a distance of about 200km. You can easily hire taxis or cabs to reach Williamnagar. Bus services are also available from Guwahati.
There is also a daily helicopter that is Pawan Hans helicopters Ltd from the airport connecting Shillong and Tura. You can also visit from Shillong by hiring a cab or a taxi or with local transport to reach Williamnagar. Once you reach Tura, then it is very easy to reach Williamnagar as Tura is connected to both Williamnagar and the major cities of Meghalaya and Assam.
Best season to visit the place
October to February is the best time to visit the place. Although the weather is favorable throughout the year. During the pre-winters the skies are clear and the place looks more glorious.
About the place
With a wide range of flora and fauna all over the place, Williamnagar is the ideal destination to enjoy the calming and soothing nature with elegant waterfalls and rivers. Most of the tourists stay in Williamnagar while traveling the whole Garo hills. There are many homestays and the people will treat you like their own family member. The Cuisine of the tribal people is very different from the normal meal we take every day. The famous tourists’ spots of this place that attracts a lot of tourists to Garo hills are Patogan N Sangma Memorial Park,Simsang River, Jadi Dare Park, Chibok Dare falls, Balpakram national park, Bansamgre Picnic Spot, Bansang and Nengmandal Fish Sanctuary.
Williamnagar is the perfect blend of city and village lifestyle and is much more convenient for all the tourists for partying and relaxing. You must give it a go once you visit Meghalaya.