- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
Day 1 –
Pick up from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport Guwahati or Guwahati Railway Station and onward journey to “Shillong” The Scotland of the East on the way visit Umiam Lake and drop to Hotel. After refreshment and rest at Hotel visit Police Bazar on your own, Police Bazar is centrally located and is one-stop market including traditional handicrafts and is a must visit place for every kind of tourist visiting Shillong, overnight stay at Hotel.
– Early morning proceed to Jowai – Jowai is the headquarters of West Jaintia Hills district, It is a scenic place located on a plateau surrounded on three sides by the Myntdu bordering Bangladesh to the south, due to its high altitude of 1380 m above sea level, Jowai experiences warm and pleasant summers with cool to chilly winters, Visit Krang Shuri Waterfall – which is the most magical waterfall you can lay your eyes on, Krang Suri is blessed with shimmering blue waters and sparkling sunlight then visit Nartiang Monoliths – collection of monoliths that that are believed to be the tallest in the world. The monoliths in Jowai were erected to mark the reign of the erstwhile Jaintia kings, According to local legend, the tallest monolith in the cluster, Moo Iong Syiem which is eight metres long, The monoliths are categorized as menhirs and dolmens by locals, Visit Tyrshi Falls – A falls where a pretty arch bridge connects across an expanse of green paddy fields, which opens up to the gushing Tyrshi falls thundering down to the Pynthor (paddy-fields) below, a winding footpath offering a breathtaking and panoramic view of the Pynthor Nein, eases your trek down to the bottom of the falls, which glides down like milk over a vertical drop then visit Ialong Park – which is known for its sacred grove and for its setting which overlooks the beautiful Pynthorwah Valley. Through the Special DRDA Tourism Project the District Administration have taken step to beautify the park by creating infrastructure such as water dams and canals, toilet facilities with changing rooms, hoardings, jungle clearance which has attracted tourist far and wide. A water eco park is also taking shape with an intention to change Ialong into a major Tourism Hub of the District, visit Nartiang Durga Temple – Nartiang Durga Temple is a 500-year-old Durga Temple, Being one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of Hindu Mythology, this temple is one of the holiest sites for devotees of the Shakti sect of Hinduism, The rites at the temple not performed the conventional way as in the plains, but in a unique way, a blend of Hindu and ancient Khasi traditions, The local chieftain or Syiem is considered the chief patron of the temple, Even today, during Durga Puja, the Syiem sacrifices goats in the Goddess’s honour, Earlier, human sacrifice was offered at the temple, but the practice had been stopped by the British. The human head used to roll down a tunnel from the sanctum sanctorum to the Myntdu River flowing below, Nowadays, goats and ducks are sacrificed, but what is most interesting is the fact that the goats are made to wear human masks and then sacrificed, During Durga Puja, a banana plant is dressed up and worshipped as the Goddess. At the end of the four-day festivities, the plant is ceremoniously immersed in the Myntdu River. A gun salute is also given to the Goddess on the occasion, Visit Thadlaskein Lake – A man made lake at Thadlaskein, according to tradition, one Chieftain Sajar Nangli had an irreconcilable difference with the King of Jaintiapur, not wanting to be blamed for an inevitable bloodbath he decided to flee from the Kingdom with his followers. Before his departure, however, they dug the present day lake with the ends of bows as a memorial. The lake is revered by the people of Raid Mukhla who continue to offer sacrifices near the Lake visit Stone Bridge at Thlumuwi – This stone bridge built by U Mar Phalyngki and U Luh Lamare under the orders of the Jaintia King. Because of the rise of the Muwistream during the monsoon a bridge was required to be built for the King’s journey from Jaintiapur to Nartiang. The bridge consists of huge well hewn granite stone slabs perched on equally similar pillars. Beside the stone bridge is also the Muwi Waterfalls, visit Umlawan Cave – an exciting stop for adventure lovers, Visit – Syntu Ksiar – meaning Flower of Gold is a vast stretch of the river bank of Myntdu river where people usually go for picnics and angling, in the vicinity of Jowai which encircles two-third of the Jowai Township. The name literally means Golden Flower. On the banks of Syntu Ksiar along side the river Myntdu, an elegant monument has been erected in honour of the Jaintia patriot- U Kiang Nongbah, Visit – Ruparsor bathing ghat – This bathing pool is hewn out of granite. The water which comes into the pool is through the curved trunk of an elephant fed by the Rupasor stream. This bathing pool was used by Royalty, believed to have been constructed by U Mar Phalyngki and U Luh Lyngskor Lamare under the direction of the Jaintia King. The pool measures nineteen and a half feet in length, fifteen feet in breadth and five feet deep. To the West of the pool there used to be changing rooms for the royal family, Visit – Lady of good Health Shrine – a magnificent triple storied octagonal structure consisting of only one big hall with the altar on the centre. Atop the dome of the shrine and over the altar there is an imposing statue of our Lady of good Health made of shimmering white marble standing upon a globe. The shrine is a replica of our lady of Good Health at Turin Holy onward drive back to Shillong and overnight Stay at Hotel.
Day 3 – “Fresh Water Jowai” Tour ends with warm memories and departure from Hotel at Shillong and dropping to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport Guwahati or Guwahati Railway Station.
Vehicle used for Tour: Toyota Etios or Similar with maximum 4 Adult Capacity, Vehicle not at disposal.
Tour Cost: Rs 25,000/-
Cancellation Charges: 25% on cancellation allowing 4 (four) clear days of arrival at Guwahati.
Accommodation: To be arranged at separate cost depending on the Hotel category.
Toll Tax at Diengpasoh Toll Plaza, Shillong Bypass Road between Guwahati to Shillong and vice versa.
Entry fees, camera charges, Boating charges or by what so ever named called or of any nature etc, etc as actual at various spots to be paid upfront by the guest.
Vehicle allotted will remain with the guest from pick up to drop as per itinerary and will not be available on demand.
Personal expenses of any nature.
Anything extra not mentioned/excursions apart from the suggested itinerary.