Here are the top 12 tourist attractions to see in Jowai:

1. Tryshi Falls

Must visit 3.4 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 12
places to visit in Jowai

These falls are compared with the Elephant falls of Shillong. A bridge connects the waterfall's surroundings with an expanse of green paddy fields. A breathtaking panoramic view of the Pynthor Nein is visible from the bridge. A trek to the bottom of the falls is amazing too.

2. Nartiang Monoliths

Must visit 3.4 /5

14 km
from city center
2 out of 12
places to visit in Jowai

Monoliths exist throughout the length and breadth of the Khasi and Jaintia Hills. However, the largest collection of monoliths lies here. Here lie the remnants of the 'Summer Palace'. The archway of the site has been made using red bricks - and is quite a sight.

3. Krang Suri Falls

Must visit 3.4 /5

20 km
from city center
3 out of 12
places to visit in Jowai

Krang Suri is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the District. It is located in the Amlarem Civil Sub Division.? Chiseled and graveled footpaths and view points to enable visitors to better appreciate the beauty of the waterfall and its surroundings have been added to the complex.

4. Umlawan Cave

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 12
places to visit in Jowai

Meghalaya takes pride in housing the sub-continent's deepest and largest caves - the Umlawan Caves. These caves are interconnected with the Kot Sati and Umskor Caves. Innumerable stalagmites and stalactites add to the look of these caves. The caves are 100 m deep and 21km long.

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5. Jarain Pitcher Plant Lake

3.1 /5

10 km
from city center
5 out of 12
places to visit in Jowai

Surrounded by the fascinating carnivorous pitcher plants, boat rides in this lake are a great experience. The plants, spread over 50,000 sq. m proves to be a unique sight for all.

6. Syntu Ksair

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 12
places to visit in Jowai

Meaning the 'flower of gold', the Syntu Ksair is located on the banks of Minted river. This is the centre of the freedom struggle led by Kiang Rambagh. A memorial has also been set up here in honour of him.

7. Stone Bridge

3.1 /5

21 km
from city center
7 out of 12
places to visit in Jowai

This is an old historic stone bridge used by the Jaintia Rajas to cross while travelling from their Summer Capital in Nartiang to their Winter Capital in Jaintiapur (now in Bangladesh). This strong structure was broken once when an elephant tried crossing it.

8. Thadlaskein Lake

3.1 /5

6 km
from city center
8 out of 12
places to visit in Jowai

Located at Mukhla, near the highway about 20 kilometers from the district town of Jowai, this is a beautiful lake with anthropological importance as well.

9. Mawlynnong

3.1 /5

40 km
from city center
9 out of 12
places to visit in Jowai

Located in the East Khasi district, this village has won the title of Asia's cleanest village in 2003 and India's cleanest village in 2005. This village is also referred as God's own garden.

10. Jaintia Hills

3.5 /5

49 km
from city center
10 out of 12
places to visit in Jowai

Forming the southern, eastern and northern part of the state Jaintia Hills are a sacred, pristine patch of hillocks and forest whose beauty and freshness is unparalleled. The part of the erstwhile Jaintia Kingdom the Jaintia Hills are dotted with famous monoliths of stones, unscarred forests and some beautiful lakes such as Umhang Lake.

11. Durga Temple

3.1 /5

36 km
from city center
11 out of 12
places to visit in Jowai

A famous temple of the region, the Durga temple is located near the remnants of the Summer Palace. Long ago, human heads were offered to Ma Durga as sacrifice.

12. Lalong Park

3.1 /5

6 km
from city center
12 out of 12
places to visit in Jowai

Famous for its sacred groves and beautiful Pynthorwah Valley, the Lalong park has gained popularity in terms of tourist destinations. A water eco park is apparently also taking shape with an intention to change Ialong into a major Tourism Hub of the District.

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