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.
“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
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?
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 . . .
“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.
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