It lies at a distance of nearly 64 km from the city of Shillong and is the administrative headquarters of Jaintia hills as well as the commercial centre. It is situated near the Myntdu river and offers spectacular views of the ambient landscape. Among the major attractions of this town are the buzzing market of La Musiang and the oldest Jowai Presbyterian Church. Tourists can also pay a visit to the Tryshi Falls, which is often compared with the beautiful Elephant Falls. A bridge connects the waterfalls with expansive paddy fields and one can get panoramic views of the Pynthor Nein from here. Adventure seekers can set on a trek to the bottom of the falls. A four-day festival, called Behdeinkhlam, is held in the monsoon month of July and is quite popular.