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Jaintia Hills - Panoramic Landscapes And Undulating Hills


Pristine beauty rests on the hills and valleys of Jaintia Hills. If there are undulating hills in abundance, there is not any dearth of winding rivers all along the way. Jaintia Hills tourism is, however, not only about natural beauty, but it is a rich history and is a close connection to the present-day Bangladesh.

The Jaintia King who resided in the capital of the kingdom in Jaintiapur (now in Bangladesh) made Nartiang, a small village in these hills, as his summer capital. As a result, thoroughfare increased, and cultural exchange was strong.

The Jaintia Hills is the collective term used for two districts, namely West Jaintia Hills and East Jaintia Hills. The district headquarters of West Jaintia Hills is Jowai, while that of East Jaintia Hills is Khliehriat. Jaintia Hills tourism consists of Nartiang, which has the biggest collection of monoliths in a confined area. The Durga Temple in Nartiang is also an important attraction of the place.

How To Reach Jaintia Hills

Jowai is about 65 km from Shillong, the capital of Shillong. It takes about 2 hours to travel between the two towns. Roadways serve as the main means of transportation for Jaintia Hills. Tourists can make Jowai their base camp while visiting the various tourist attractions in Jaintia Hills.

Jaintia Hills - Weather

Jaintia Hills sees heavy rainfall during the monsoons. It is pleasantly warm during the summers and severely cold during the winters. Tourists should visit the Jaintia Hills during the summers when there is less rainfall.

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How to Reach Jaintia Hills

  • By Road
    National Highway 44 that connects Shillong to parts of Tripura and Assam passes through the Jaintia Hills. It thus serves as a lifeline to all the attractions of the two districts. Tourists will find easy transport from Shillong to all parts of Jaintia Hills. Local bus services as well as booked taxis are easily available.
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  • By Train
    Meghalaya does not have any railway station in the state and thus the Guwahati railway station is the nearest one. Tourists will get direct transport to Shillong from the railway station. On reaching Shillong, regular bus services as well as taxis are available to all destinations in the Jaintia Hills.
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  • By Air
    The airport at Umroi is the nearest airport to the Jaintia Hills. However since it is non-operational currently, the most convenient airport for the tourists planning to take the air route is the Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati. Tourists can travel down to Shillong and then take the road to Jowai or Khliehriat.
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