Nartiang Monoliths


Monoliths exist throughout the length and breadth of the Khasi and Jaintia Hills. However, the biggest collection of monoliths or Megalithic stones in one single area is to be found north of the Nartiang market. These consists of Menhirs (Upright stones) Moo Shynrang and Dolmens (flat stones in the horizontal position) locally known as Moo Kynthai. Within the perimetre of these Megalithic collection stands the tallest Menhir erected by U Mar Phalyngki a trusted lieutenant of the Jaintia King to commemorate his victory in battle. Other monoliths were erected by U Mar Phalyngki, U Luh Lyngskor Lamare and various clans of Nartiang village between 1500A.D.and l835A.D.

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    Nartiang Monoliths
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    Nartiang Monoliths
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    Nartiang Monoliths

How to Reach :

By Air

Besides the Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwahati,the nearest airport to Jowai is Umroi Airport(Shillong) which is located in Umroi near Umiam lake.

By Train

The nearest railway station is Guwahati. It is 104 km from Shillong and very well connected with all major cities of India. Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC) has bus services coordinated with train arrivals at Guwahati.

By Road

It is located to the north of Nartiang market. Taxis can be booked to visit the monoliths.


One can stay at guest houses in Jowai.