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Jowai Tourism

Located in the Jaintia Hills district, Jowai located at a distance of 66 Kms from Shillong, is famous for its bucolic setting and breathtaking views with the perfect mix of heritage and culture. Jowai, much like Cherrapunji prides itself in being a destination much loved for a scenic drive and boasting of lakes, vast open valleys and waterfalls. The Thadlaskein Lake and Lalong Park are the famous tourist hot spots while Syntu Ksiar is also a popular destination on the shores of river Myntdu. Festivals such as Behdeinkhlam, Chad Sukra and Laho Dance attract many tourists from across India each year. 

Enthusiastic non-vegetarians can try the variety of meat dishes of local fish and pork. Jadoh and Doh Khleh are two famous pork dishes which we recommend. For those who are little on the adventurous side, a pungent dish of fermented beans known as Tungtoh is offered here.

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What is famous about Jowai?

Amazing view. Great place for nature lovers.

What is not so good about Jowai?

Reaching here is a bit difficult as the travelling options are limited to road transport. Vegetarians will have limited food options.

Who should visit Jowai?

Jowai is ideal for couples, because of its idyllic surroundings as well as for family vacationers.

What is the best time to visit Jowai?

Jowai being an extremely wet region experiences short summers, comparatively long monsoons and even longer winters. Summers are mild making it the perfect time to visit the place. Monsoons make travelling in this region extremely hard, and the winters are chilling with a minimum temperature of 4 degrees Celcius.
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What is the local food in Jowai?

Jowai will offer a rich and exotic side of Meghalaya's non-vegetarian delicacies. Numerous preparations of meat, fish and pork are popular and widespread. Chicken, fresh fish and beef too provide an array of delicious food choices. Non-vegetarian preparations dominate the platter here and vegetarians may not be flattered with the same kind of choices and richness in the cuisine. However, simple and basic vegetarian dishes are available in the area.
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What is the best way to reach Jowai?

Travelling to the town of Jowai, which lies in the eastern corner of Meghalaya, can be quite hard. Transporation options are limited to buses and other road transport. Buses to the town of Jowai run from all nearby towns including Shillong (60km) and other destinations in the nearby states of Tripura, Assam and Mizoram. Bus fares are as low as INR 40.
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How much does a package cost for Jowai?

The packages for Jowai start at INR 8000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the things to do in Jowai?

The top things to do in Jowai are Tryshi Falls, Nartiang Monoliths, Krang Suri Falls, Umlawan Cave, Jarain Pitcher Plant Lake, Syntu Ksair. You can see all the places to visit in Jowai here

What are the places near Jowai?

The top places near to Jowai are Shillong which is 33 km from Jowai, Cherrapunjee which is located 52 km from Jowai, Mawsynram which is located 64 km from Jowai, Karimganj which is located 66 km from Jowai, Nongpoh which is located 59 km from Jowai

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Kumar Kislay

3 years ago
- Carry a bottle of water and some precautionary food stuff (sandwitches, chips, etc.) at all times.
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