Jaintia HIlls

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Best Time: March - June Read More

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West Jaintia Hills

"The Land of Jaintias"

Jaintia HIlls Tourism

Part of the former Jaintia Kingdom, the Jaintia Hills is a land of majestic hills filled with rich natural vegetation and mineral deposits. It is situated in Meghalaya and is part of the Patkai hill range that extends across the Indo-Myanmar borders. A relatively smaller hill district as compared to the Khasi and Garo Hills, the Jaintia Hills still amazes travellers with its pristine lakes and lush greenery. Jowai, the administrative headquarters, is the most developed town in this region and is the only place connected to other towns outside the hills. The Jaintia hills comprise of two districts: the East Jaintia Hills and West Jaintia Hills.

The Jaintia Hills is home to one of the most beautiful waterfalls of India, the Krang Suri Falls. Set against the backdrop of the rugged rocks with the verdant creepers and trees, the unreal shade of blue taken on by the water inspires the artistic side of anyone who views it. The beautiful village of Nartiang is also situated in these fascinating Jaintia hills where one can find the remnants of the Summer Palace of the Jaintia King. The Nartiang Monoliths, a large collection of mighty stones set since the stone age may also be found here.

Things to do in Jaintia HIlls

1. Krang Suri Falls

Krang Suri Falls
Krang Suri Waterfall, nestled amidst the mountains of Meghalaya, is renowned for its breathtaking beauty and tranquil ambiance.  The journey to the waterfall involves a thrilling walk along narro (Read More)w mountain edges, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

2. Nartiang

Located in the West Jaintia District, the village of Nartiang is significant for the Summer Palace of Jaintia King, the biggest collection of monoliths and the Durga temple adjacent to the ruins of Su (Read More)mmer Palace.

3. Thadlaskein Lake

Thadlaskein Lake
Located in the West Jaintia District, it is a man-made lake, popular among the locals as a picnic spot. The lake is considered to be holy by the people of Raid Mukhla who worship and offer sacrifices (Read More)near the lake. It is located on the NH - 44, about 8 kms from Jowai.

4. Khim Moo Sniang

Khim Moo Sniang
In the West Jaintia District, a cherished spot among locals holds significance for its revered pig-shaped rock, worshipped by the Jaintia community for its believed protective powers. Surrounding the (Read More)area, numerous food joints offer a taste of Jaintia's local delicacies, while quaint shops crafted from wood and bamboo provide opportunities to purchase unique local products.

5. Syndai

Another popular attraction is this village in the West Jaintia Hills, famous for a number of caves and caverns in the limestone borne area which were used as the hiding spots during the war between Ja (Read More)intia Hills and foreign intruders.

6. Borghat Temple

Borghat Temple
Located in the East Jaintia district, the Borghat village is situated close to the Bangladesh border. This temple is dedicated to the Hindu religion and has a significant history behind itself. Sacrif (Read More)ices were offered here in olden days. The temple was damaged during the 1987 earthquake.

7. Ruparsor Bathing Ghat

Ruparsor Bathing Ghat
Located in the East Jaintia District is the prime attraction of the area, the Ruparsor bathing ghat which was made for the recreational purposes of the Royal family. The ghat is made with granite and (Read More)the water it gets is from the Ruparsor stream, that flows through a Ridge resembling the curved trunk of an elephant.

Must Know Before You Travel to Jaintia HIlls

Weather Impact: Heavy rainfall during the monsoon season (June to September) may affect travel plans. Consider visiting during drier months for a more enjoyable experience.
Local Transport: Jaintia Hills may have limited transport options connecting it to other parts of Meghalaya.Taxis and shared vehicles are common modes of transport within Jaintia Hills. Walking may also be feasible for short distances. Plan your transportation carefully, considering road conditions and availability. 
Language Barrier: English may not be widely understood, especially in rural areas. Basic knowledge of Hindi or local languages can be helpful for communication.
Cash Dependency: ATMs may be scarce; carry sufficient cash, preferably in Indian Rupees, as card payments may not be accepted everywhere.

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