Jowai"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Nartiang - Nartiang Village is popular for the ruins of the Summer Palace. The remnants can be seen on the hillock that is situated near the Nartiang Market. The archway at the site has been constructed using red-bricks. A Hindu temple is situated near the Summer Palace.

     

    Tyrshi Falls - Tyrshi Falls lies in proximity to Jowai and can be reached through the arch bridge. The site offers a beautiful view of the Pynthor Nein, a rice valley.

     

    Jarain Pitcher Plant Lake - Jarain Pitcher Plant Lake is situated amidst the local vegetation of the carnivorous pitcher plant. The plants are spread over an area of around 50,000 sq. m. The lake is surrounded by footpaths, pitcher plant gardens and arch bridges. A fountain in the shape of a pitcher plant has been placed in the middle of the lake. Boat rides can be enjoyed by tourists at this lake.

     

    Syntu Ksiar - Syntu Ksiar, meaning the ‘flower of gold’, is situated on the banks of the Myntdu River. The place is renowned for being the centre of the freedom struggle led by Kiang Nangbah. A Kiang Nangbah Memorial has been constructed here, in his honour.

     

    Durga Temple - Durga Temple is located near the remnants of the Summer Palace. The Jaintia king is believed to have constructed this temple, when he converted to Hinduism. Earlier, the temple was a Khasi complex, which had a central wooden pillar with thatch roof. Later, the thatch roof was replaced by the corrugated tin roof. During the Jaintia rule, the main deity of the temple was offered human sacrifices. A tunnel present within the temple was used to throw human heads into the Myntang River. Later, the British banned human sacrifices, during their rule.

     

    Thadlaskein Lake - Thadlaskein Lake was dug by people of 290 tribes of Sajjar Niangli Village, to escape the attack of the King of Jaintiapur. The lake is worshipped by the inhabitants of the Raid Mukhala tribe, who still organise sacrifices near the lake.

     

    Umlawan Cave - Umlawan Cave is in the Lumshnong Village, near Jowai. The caves are the longest and the deepest in the sub-continent. These are interconnected with the Kot-Sati Cave and Umskor Cave. The caves are around 21 km long and around 100 m deep. Numerous stalagmite and stalactite formations can be seen inside these caves.

     

    Lalong Park - Lalong Park is situated in proximity to Jowai Town and is visited for its sacred groves and beautiful Pynthorwah Valley.

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    Nartiang - Nartiang Village is popular for the ruins of the Summer Palace. The remnants can be seen on the hillock that is situated near the Nartiang Market. The archway at the site has been constructed using red-bricks. A Hindu temple is situated near the Summer Palace.

     

    Tyrshi Falls - Tyrshi Falls lies in proximity to Jowai and can be reached through the arch bridge. The site offers a beautiful view of the Pynthor Nein, a rice valley.

     

    Jarain Pitcher Plant Lake - Jarain Pitcher Plant Lake is situated amidst the local vegetation of the carnivorous pitcher plant. The plants are spread over an area of around 50,000 sq. m. The lake is surrounded by footpaths, pitcher plant gardens and arch bridges. A fountain in the shape of a pitcher plant has been placed in the middle of the lake. Boat rides can be enjoyed by tourists at this lake.

     

    Syntu Ksiar - Syntu Ksiar, meaning the ‘flower of gold’, is situated on the banks of the Myntdu River. The place is renowned for being the centre of the freedom struggle led by Kiang Nangbah. A Kiang Nangbah Memorial has been constructed here, in his honour.

     

    Durga Temple - Durga Temple is located near the remnants of the Summer Palace. The Jaintia king is believed to have constructed this temple, when he converted to Hinduism. Earlier, the temple was a Khasi complex, which had a central wooden pillar with thatch roof. Later, the thatch roof was replaced by the corrugated tin roof. During the Jaintia rule, the main deity of the temple was offered human sacrifices. A tunnel present within the temple was used to throw human heads into the Myntang River. Later, the British banned human sacrifices, during their rule.

     

    Thadlaskein Lake - Thadlaskein Lake was dug by people of 290 tribes of Sajjar Niangli Village, to escape the attack of the King of Jaintiapur. The lake is worshipped by the inhabitants of the Raid Mukhala tribe, who still organise sacrifices near the lake.

     

    Umlawan Cave - Umlawan Cave is in the Lumshnong Village, near Jowai. The caves are the longest and the deepest in the sub-continent. These are interconnected with the Kot-Sati Cave and Umskor Cave. The caves are around 21 km long and around 100 m deep. Numerous stalagmite and stalactite formations can be seen inside these caves.

     

    Lalong Park - Lalong Park is situated in proximity to Jowai Town and is visited for its sacred groves and beautiful Pynthorwah Valley.

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