Jowai, the exquisitely beautiful destination is located in the Jaintia Hills, the heart of Meghalaya. It is renowned for its scenic vistas that are exclusive to this region. Enclosed by Myntdu River from three sides, it maintains chilly winters while the summers are pleasant. The place is a humble fusion of heritage and vibrant culture that reflects in the lifestyle of the locals. It is home to thePnar tribes, which are famous for preserving their unique customs and traditions. To witness the sylvan lifestyle of these tribals, tourists visit here from different parts of the globe and some of them satiate their desire for buying tribal handicraft items directly from the local markets.
Both global and domestic tourists adore witnessing the two festivals of Jowai, which are Chad Sukra: It literally means to dance with joy for good physical and mental health. In Jowai it is celebrated as a bonding process to facilitate the spirit of unity and amity. This festival is held in the month of April or May, before the agrarian population leave for sowing seeds in their respective fields. Another most enjoyed festival here is of Behdeinkhlam: This important and famous festival of Pnar tribes is held after the sowing season.
The ecstatic sites abound with lakes, waterfalls, historical bridges and lush green parks that hold great potential as a tourist destination.
Jowai is a complete package of a fun-filled and sightseeing destination. To enjoy picnics or sightseeing or angling activities you must visit Ialong Park, Thadlaskein Lake and Tyrshi Falls. A visit to the world's longest and deepest Umlawan Cave will add a pinch of adventure to your itinerary. To wrap-up this trip, do remember to buy colourful handicraft souvenirs for your dear ones!
Shillong, the capital city, has a small airportserving limited flights to Kolkata only.
Meghalaya does not have any railhead and thus the Guwahati railway station is the nearest railway station to Jowai.
Jowai is well connected by road network across India
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