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Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya | Places to visit in and around Jowai

Folks we are in Meghalaya today. Let us explore the Jaintia hills – starting from Jowai, which is the business and education hub of the region.  Jowai town in itself, is not the ultimate  ‘tourist location’ in the area, but it is surrounded by many local hotspots – so let us take you through some of them. 

Jowai town is situated around 65 kms from Shillong (~2 hours ride). It’s a beautiful scenic town sitting shy on a plateau surrounded on three sides by the Myntdu river.


Photo courtesy @jowaicandids

“I love coming back to my hometown Jowai every once in a while – to escape from the noise, and to enjoy the fresh air and solitude. We have some really beautiful picnic spots – complete with luscious green grass and pink wild flowers. Aren’t these photos like a dream? Must visit! ” @orangesarelemons


Photo courtesy @orangesarelemons

Syntu Ksiar is about 5 kms away from Jowai and is one of the most popular hangout spots for locals and tourists alike. People usually come here for picnics, and to enjoy an afternoon of fresh air and angling. Sounds like fun?




Photo courtesy @sweetyreade_lakiang

Fancy a boat ride? Head over to Dawki river and let the scenic beauty of the clear waters sandwiched between the green hills take away all your stress . . .


Dawki River, Meghalaya | Photo courtesy @awara.gerrardlover

“This little village in Meghalaya, near the Bangladesh border is nature’s treasure. Tranquil and surreal are the words that come to mind when I think of Shnongpdeng” ~Kasturi Das

Boat ride in Dawki river – captured by @ilsphet824

While you are still in the Jaintia Hills, do not miss to trek to the pristine Krang Suri waterfall. 


Krang Suri Falls in Meghalaya | Photo courtesy @only4raaki


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