Jaintia Hills

Jowai : Jowai, the headquarters of the Jaintia Hills district is situated 64 Kms away from the national highway. A picturesque town circled by the majestic Myntdu river.

Thadlaskein Lake : 56 Kms from Shillong, was according to legend, dug with the ends of strongbows by members of 290 clans of U Sajiar Niangli, a rebel general of Jaintia Raja, to commemorate the great exodus of the clans, now mainly settled in the Ri Bhoi and West Khasi Hill District.

Nartiang : 65 Kms from Shillong, was the summer capital of the Jaintia Kings, of Sutnga State. Huge monoliths, form the striking landmark of the village, said to be erected by Mar Phalyngki, a goliath of yore. The Nartiang menhir measure 27 feet 6 inches in thichness. The monoliths represent the megalithic culture of the Hynniewtrep people. It is literally the Stonehenge of the Northeast of India. A 500 years old temple of Durga is another attraction at Nartiang.

Syndai : Village is dotted with a number of caves and caverns, used as hide-outs during war times between Jaintia Hills and foreign intruders