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Meghalaya-East Garo Hills-Williamnagar

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Williamnagar is the headquarters of East Garo Hills district in Meghalaya, India. It was named after Captain Williamson A. Sangma, the founding Chief Minister of the State of Meghalaya. The township was planned around the erstwhile village of Simsanggre, on the vast plain lands along the bank of the Simsang River, in 1976 after the Garo Hills district of yesteryear was re-organised to carve out a new district called East Garo Hills District.

The place where Williamnagar is situated has historical importance as it was here that the Garos made their last major resistance to the British intrusion into Garo Hills during the year 1837. The legendary Garo leader Pa Togan Nengminja Sangma was felled by the British at Chisobibra on the outskirts of Williamnagar.

Must See

-Pa Togan N. Sangma Memorial Park, Chisobibra
-Simsang River
-Jadi Dare Park
-Chibok Dare
-Mrik Wari
-Ta'sek Lake
-Rong´┐Żbang Falls

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How To reach

-Daily buses connect Williamnagar with Shillong, Guwahati(via NH-37 and NH-62) & Tura
-Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC) runs a regular bus service between Williamnagar & Shillong
-A daily night-bus service from Guwahati to Williamnagar is also available

-The nearest railway station is in Guwahati(195km) which is well connected to the rest of the country
-The nearest international airport is in Guwahati(175km) from where the city can be reached by bus or car