Government Of Meghalaya
West Jaintia Hills Districts
Tourist Spots In West Jaintia Hills
Syntu ksiar - Kiang Nangbah Monument at Located 2 kms from Jowai Town, the site is easily reachable from Jowai main market. In a field known as 'Madiah Kmai Blai' stands the Memorial Monument of 'U Kiang Nangbah', the Jaintia Freedom Fighter. The spot is an ideal picnic and angling spot.
Tyrchi Falls – Located at about 4 kms from Jowai, one needs to trek for about a kilometer on a bridle path to reach to the falls.
Thadlaskein Lake- Located about 8 kms from Jowai off National Highway 44, this placid lake is a popular weekend hangout. According to tradition, the lake was dug by the followers of Jaintia Chieftain, U Sajar Nangli. The lake is revered by the people of the area who continue to offer sacrifice near the lake. A comfortable tourist Inn is located close to the lake.
Nartiang – Located abour 24 Kms from Jowai, the village being the summer capital of erstwhile Jaintiapur king is famous for cluster of monoliths, the largest in the state and the ancient Hindu Temples, Durga and Shiv. It is the only village in the state where people are following Hindu Religion and Durga Puja is celebrated every year.
Ialong - Located about 8 kms from Jowai on the Jowai_Silchar Road, National Highway 44, the village has a Rural Tourism Project and is known as the Tourist village of the District. In the village itself is a Sacred Grove which has a park overlooking a panoramic view of the paddy fields on the bank of River Myntdu . Eco Lodges for tourists who want to stay are available near the Sacred Grove
Thlumuwi- Located 16 kms off the Jowai-Dawki road is Thlumuwi, a place famous for the historical stone bridge built over the Muwi stream by warriors of Jaintia Hills. The Bridge was built under the order of the Jaintia kings as it was the route of Jaintiapur kings whenever they visited the Summer Capital at Nartiang from Sylhet( now in Bangladesh). The bank of Thlumuwi stream with the cascading Muwi Falls which overlook the stone bridge presents a memorable scenic view to every visitor.
Jarain Pitcher Plant- Located in Jarain Village of Amlarem Civil Sub-Division, the Lake is about 19 kms from Jowai. It is centred around Pitcher Plant theme to attract attention of visitors to the Pitcher Plant which is not only unique to the area but also unique for its carnivorous qualities.
Umiaknieh Stone Bridge and Krangsuri Falls : Located at about a kilometer from the Amlarem C.D. Block Office is the stone Bridge at Umiaknieh Stream. Near the stream is an enchanting waterfall with water that is crystal clear and turquoise in colour. The fall is known as Krangsuri Falls.
Syndai- Located at about 50 kms from Jowai, the village is famous for the Caves system, some of which are tourist friendly. On the Syndai-Muktapur-Dawki road is a bathing pool known as Rupasor Bathing Ghat. Traditions had it that this pool was hewn out of rock by Jaintia warriors for Jaintiapur princesses to bathe and swam.
Dawki- Located about 54 kms from Jowai and 91 kms from Shillong, It is famous for the Umngot River and the heritage Dawki Bridge built by the British connecting East Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills District. Dawki, stands on the International Borderline of India and Bangladesh.
Shnongpdeng : Located in the War Jaintia areas of the District, about 54 kilometers from Jowai, Shnongpdeng, a village on the bank of the river Umngot is an ideal village for those interested in adventurous water tourism. Far from the din and bustle of city life, it provides a refreshing and idyllic moment for those who want a soothing, calm experience.