1 Tyrshi Falls
A stunning waterfall situated 5 km away from Jowai is known as Tyrshi falls. This fall is recorded as three times bigger than the Elephant Falls which is situated in Shillong. It is surrounded by paddy fields from every side and the falls come down through the step-cutting rocks. The required paddy field is connected through an arch bridge. This mesmerizing site also offers a beautiful footpath that allows its visitors to sight a magnificent and wide view of the Pynthor Nein. This footpath also allows you to trek easily to the bottom of the falls. After reaching its base, Tyrshi Falls’s view is seen like nature is pouring milk on the rocks. Monsoon season is going to be the best time to visit this place.
2 Nartiang Monoliths
Nartiang Monoliths is situated nearly 65 km away from the capital city of Meghalaya in the Jaintia district. It is known as the biggest and tallest collection of monoliths in a single place. These monoliths are considered the erected monuments of the old kings. There is a footpath that allows visitors to stroll through these looming monoliths. One of the most unique things about Nartiang is that this is the only place where you can see more than a hundred monoliths of all sizes at a particular place. These stones were assembled between 1500-1835 CE by some well-known persons of the Jaintia district like U Mar Phalyngki and U Luh Lyngskor Lamare. To reach this site you have to travel around 24 km from Jowai to a village called Nartiang in Jaintia District. These monoliths cover a compound of 100 meters in diameter.
Timings: 9 am to 5 pm
3 Krang Suri Falls
Settled in the middle of Jaintia hills in Meghalaya, Krang Suri falls is the most admirable site for tourists nowadays. Krang Suri is one of the most beautiful and largest waterfalls of Meghalaya which is located about 27 km away from Jowai and 84 km from Shillong city.Krang Suri falls is situated in between mountains and it can also be seen from a far distance. To reach the base of this waterfall, visitors need to walk close to the side of the mountains which have a very small width and are even greasy. This walking makes the tour more adventurer as you are able to see the height of the mountains from one side. The most pleasant time to visit the falls is during the late summer because at this point of time the required path which you have to cover to reach the base of Krang Suri will be dry and suitable to walk. If you are visiting Jowai then must not miss visiting this enormous Krang Suri Waterfall.
4 Umlawan Cave
Umlawan cave is located at a distance of 60km from Jowai. This cave is known as the limestone cave of Lumshnong village, this is the reason why this cave is popular by the name Lumshnong cave in its local areas. Umskor and Kotsati are the two required caves by which this limestone cave joined together. In the entire subcontinent, this cave is considered the longest and deepest cave as its length is nearly 21 km long and 100 m deep. The entrance of this cave is situated in the village of Lumshnong. For those who love to do adventurous things, this place is going to be the best site for them. As in monsoon season, the entrance to this cave gets covered by the flooded water and one has to swim to reach inside it. From the inside, this cave is more attractive due to the addition of stalactite and stalagmite.
5 Jarain Pitcher Plant Lake
This pitcher plant lake is made by the water conservation department of the government of Meghalaya. You can find this lake on the right side of the Jowai-Amlarem Road. It is surrounded by extremely interesting flesh-eating pitcher plants. You can do a boat ride on this lake for a beautiful experience. This beautiful lake is serving these flesh-eating plants spread over 50,000 sq. m in its lap. A unique artificial pitcher plant has been installed in the center of the lake, which makes it really a beautiful tourist site. This lake is surrounded by exciting graveled paths, arch bridges, a pitcher plant garden, and a hothouse center. The surrounding of this lake is going to be a mesmerizing site for guys who love to watch bird species, as a great number of traveling birds flock to keep on visiting this lake.
6 Syntu Ksiar
The meaning of Syntu Ksiar is “Flower of Gold” and the site is located on the banks of the minted river. This is a well-known picnic spot among the locals of Jowai town as it allows them to do fishing and swimming in the minted river, but now it is also becoming a popular tourist spot. You can find a long steel wire bridge that connects one end of the river to the other end. A beautiful water-cropping structure over the river. Visiting this picnic spot away from metropolis areas can relax your mind by its mesmerizing calmness.
7 Stone Bridge
You can find this stone bridge in Thlumuwi which is located 16 km away from the Jowai bus stand. This bridge was built by the warriors of Jaintia hills(U mar Phalyngki and U Luh Lamare) for traveling from the Summer Capital Nartiang to the Winter Capital Jaintapur. It is made up of huge slabs of stone supported on a tall stone column. It was built nearly 500 years ago and it is supposed to be one of the strongest bridges of that time, but when an elephant attempted to cross it got broken. The bridge is denoting the prehistoric monuments made up of large stones. The reason behind building this beautiful bridge is the flooded water that comes from the Thlumuwi falls in the rainy season, which makes it difficult for the villagers to go across the river. Muwi Falls pours water rapidly in the stream of Thlumuwi which overlooks the Stone Bridge, giving an unforgettable beautiful natural scenery to its visitors.
8 Thadlaskein Lake
Thadlaskein Lake also called Pung Sajar Nangli lake is located next to national highway 6 by the side of a small village called Mukhla in the west Jaintia Hills in the state of Meghalaya, India. It is a man-made lake that is 58 km away from Shillong city. This lake came into existence when a young leader of the middle ages named Sagar Nangali and his followers gathered together at a location for relaxing after their long day’s journey. After resting for some time they started digging the ground on which they were resting with their arrows and bows edges and in the end, it turned into a pretty lake which is very much popular today. It is also considered one of the giant lakes of Meghalaya.This lake is also famous picnic spot for locals as well as tourists visiting Meghalaya.
Mawlynnong is considered the cleanest village in entire Asia. In 2003, Mawlynnong earned the title of the cleanest village in Asia. Apart from cleanliness, you can also find a 100 percent literacy rate in this village and women empowerment scenario which is nearly impossible to perceive by chance in other parts of the world. Possibly one of the famous portraits of Meghalaya is found here (The Nohwet Living root bridge). This bridge is made by the roots of the Ficus Elastica tree joining together which are standing alongside the river. This required bridge is considered an important element of Khasi traditional architecture, which not only helps people to connect with each other but also allows them to trade by traveling through this bridge easily. This is a extremely interesting bridge is built by the tunefulness of nature and gets stronger as they grow old. The reason behind its growing strength is that the roots and shoots of trees keep on growing and developing day by day. After a warm approval from this bridge, you can also dive inside the chilled river. Apart from all these, you can also see evergreen surroundings over here which makes it more attractive in the eyes of its visitors. You can also find some relaxing assets in its surroundings like the fruit orchards, the rushing streams, the swaying palms and the well-preserved traditions of Khasis.
10 Lalong Park
The park is situated at a distance of only 8km from Jowai. It is famous for its sacred wood and its setting which fails to notice its visitors the mesmerizing beauty of Pynthrwah valley. Under the DRDA tourism project, the district administration of Jowai has taken a step to change the long park into a major tourist spot by building a water eco-park. The park is also provided with water dams, toilets and changing rooms, etc for its visitors. You can also see beautiful flowers planted alongside the park. The best part of this park is it provides you with a place where you witness a beautiful sunset. You can clearly observe how the sun is coming down upon the valley. The Lalong park is one of the best sites for finding something really comic in Meghalaya. Visiting this park from November to June is best because at this point in time the weather is very much suitable for performing its various activities.
Dawki is a small border town situated in the west Jaintia hills of Meghalaya. This small town is famous because of its extremely clean river called Dawki or Umngot river. You can also find a suspension bridge that joins alongside the Umngot river.
Dawki is now a famous site in the north-eastern region of India and tourists from different parts of the world are visiting this site to capture its beauty and witness its peacefulness. Visiting Dawki allows you to witness a mixture of various cultures and organisms as the mountains of Meghalaya merge with the plains of Northern Bangladesh. You can also witness beautiful scenery in the evening as the sun starts coming down and it gives a beautiful glow over the dark river that is flowing into the boundary plains of Bangladesh. At a distance of 8 km in the north of Dawki, you can find a village named Shnongpdeng. The required site is very much popular because of adventure activities like scuba diving, zip lining, snorkeling, kayaking, cliff jumping, etc. All these activities are performed over or inside the glassy river. The present water here is so clear that you can even count the stones situated at the bottom of the river. The best time to visit Dawki is during the pre-monsoon, autumn, and winter season because at this time one can enjoy an enormous time of his/her life.