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Jaintia Hills A Tribal Destination Tour of Meghalaya

State : Meghalaya, in the north east of India.
Best time to Travel : September to May.
Weather Conditions : Pleasant, Pollution-free.
Location : Jowai, headquarters of the Jaintia Hills District is located 64 km away from Shillong at 1380 m along the Shillong-Silchar highway.

Know Jaintia Hill in Meghalaya
It is a tribal destination the home of the Jaintia tribes, forming the eastern part of the Meghalaya. The Jaintia Hills District in Meghalaya was created in Feb. 22, 1972. Bestowed by nature with bountiful of rainfall, smiling sunshine, green surroundings, high plateaus, bewildering valleys, rippling rivers, cascading waterfalls and magical streamlets, the Jaintia Hill displays some of the most alluring destinatons and places of interest in Meghalaya. The hill tour of this town will take you to the beauty around the hills, of a picturesque town circled by the majestic Myntdu River in Meghalaya.

Travel to Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya
The destination is easily covered through day trips from Shillong.

Airport : Guwahati is the nearest airport from where Shillong can be reached by bus or car. Daily buses also connect Shillong with Guwahati airport. Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd, under the aegis of the Government of Meghalaya, has commenced regular helicopter flights connecting Shillong to Guwahati.

Railhead : Guwahati is the nearest railhead and is well-connected to the rest of the country.

Road Transport : Both Deluxe and ordinary bus services are available. Meghalaya Road Transport also run regular bus services in Meghalaya.

Hotels and Staying at Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya
Shillong being the capital city of Meghalaya has a good line of accommodation facility in and around itself. You may not too luxurious category of accommodation in Shillong. But, the accommodations available are good enough to provide you a perfect comfort.

Sightseeing Tours in Jaintia Hills (Meghalaya)
Thadlaskein Lake
On the way to Jowai from Shillong, passing through grasslands, rice terraces, woods of oak or whispering pine and the flowing Myntdu River, one riches the historical Thadlaskein Lake, about 8 km from Jowai. Legend has it that the lake was dug with the bow tips of the followers of Sajar Nangli, one of Jaintia's foremost war leaders.

Nartiang about 65 km from Shillong and 24 km from Jowai, is the site of the cluster of giant Monoliths, one of which is said to have been the walking stick of Mar Phalyngki 'the Goliath' of Jaintia legend. There are clusters of monoliths in Nartiang that are among the tallest anywhere in the world.

Syntu Ksiar
This is a vast pool of calm water, where the flow of the meandering river Myntdu which almost encircles the Jowai town, appears to come to a sudden halt, is known as Syntu Ksiar which means Golden Flower. At Syntu Ksiar, the Myntdu provides a memorable scene of remarkable beauty.

Syndai is an important tribal village, located in the Jowai-Dawki Road, dotted with a number of caves and caverns. Collectively the caves are called as Syndai Caves.

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