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A'chik Tourism Society

"Ku'cholsan Re'mikkange Aman' A'songko Rikna"

Who we are & What we do :

A'chik Tourism Society (ATS)

We are a group of friends who love nature, environment, forest, adventure, camping, trekking, exploring, travelling, music, photography, astronomy, reaching out to rural folks and spreading the message of preservation of forest, ecology, culture, tradition and promoting tourism in their village. We love to encourage the local youth and village folks in making a livelihood out of tourism related activities in their respective village and district and most of all to live in harmony and peace with nature and fellow human beings.

ATS came into existence in 2004 and it's been 14 long years since we first set out in our mission. In these 14 long years, we have been through many hardships, disappointments, failures and injuries. But we didn't count our cut and bruises instead we looked at the positive side and marched on and today we are happy to look back and take pride in what we have achieved and so many lives changed.

ATS is active in many activities like Greening Garo Hills Mission, Conservation Works, Promotion of Tourism in Garo Hills, Awareness Programs in remote villages around Garo Hills, Cleanliness Drives, Eco Tourism & Adventure Tours in Garo Hills, Mission Photography among others. Apart from these missions, we are also established event managers and event organizers for many years in Garo Hills. We have organised mega events like BattleRock - All Garo Hills Rock Contest, Karaoke Singing Contest, Photography Contests, conducting ATS Bike Tour to Balpakram National Park every year, conducted World Tourism Day Celebrations in West, East & South Garo Hills, Co-organised Tura Winter Festival "AHAIA" with Tura Arts & Culture Society & District Administration of West Garo Hills for many years.

In the tourism sector, We are the first Government registered tourism based organisation in Garo Hills who facilitate tourists coming to Garo Hills for leisure, research or film making etc. We provide Airport pick up, Transportation, Hotel bookings, Planning, Consultations, Tour guide service, Translator, Tour manager, Itinerary managements, Technical consultancy, Camera rentals, Car rentals etc. We have worked with many tourists coming from USA, UK, France, Scotland, Thailand, Japan, Nepal, Burma, Israel, Australia, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, UAE, South Africa, Maldives, Germany and many domestic tourists.

If there is anything we can do to help with your visit to Garo Hills, please feel free to contact us. Thank you.

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A'chik Tourism Society (ATS) is proud recipient of 

1. State Tourism Award 2007 - Presented during the World Tourism Day celebration at Shillong on 27th September 2007
Presented by Mr Charles Pyngrope, the then Tourism Minister, Government of Meghalaya.

2. Meghalaya Mission Green Award 2015 - Presented during the Republic Day celebration at Tura on 26th January 2015
Presented by Dr Mukul M. Sangma, the then Chief Minister of Meghalaya.

3. Meghalaya Green Volunteers' Award 2016 - Presented during the Green Volunteers' Conclave 2016 at Tura on 10th June 2016. Presented by Mr Pravin Bakshi, IAS, the then Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills, Tura.

Individual Awards :
3. Meghalaya Youth Icon Award 2012 for Conservation, Presented at Shillong on 2nd October 2012
4. Meghalaya Mission Green Award 2015 - Presented during Republic Day Celebration at Tura on 26th January 2015.
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Our Motto :  "Ku'cholsan re'mikkange aman' a'songko rikna"

Which translate to "Together we march forward to build our motherland"