Book a tour to the unusual Nartiang Village in Meghalaya

Author: TourGenie
Date: 2020-02-14

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Nartiang village is located in the Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. Nartiang is steeped in history. It was once the summer capital of the Jaintia Kings of the Jaintia Kingdom. The Nartiang Monoliths or Stone Garden is a major attraction but is still off the radar for most tourists exploring places to visit in Meghalaya. 

Here are some of the tourist attractions:

Nartiang Monoliths

The monoliths, maintained by the Archeological Survey of India, were built around 1500 AD to commemorate the glorious days of the Jaintia Kings. There are many monoliths that can be found in Meghalaya, but the tallest monolith, about 8 meters high, is situated here. Monoliths are upright structures carved from one single stone that serve as a monument or pillar. There is a small plaque at the site explaining the legend that rocks were brought here by a giant. However, the absence of valid information and guides has left much of its history in obscurity. 

Durga Mandir

Close by lies a 500-year old Durga Mandir. It is believed that human sacrifices took place here. Sadly, not much is known about this temple. 

Syntu Ksiar 

Another tourist attraction is Syntu Ksiar, a beautiful picnic spot near Myntdu River in the lower Jowai part of West Jaintia district. Nearby is the Kiang Nongbah monument built in honor of U Kiang Nangbah, a freedom fighter from Meghalaya who led an uprising against the British.

How to reach Nartiang

By car from Guwahati, it takes 4 hours. From Shillong, it’s a 2-hour drive.

There is no railway station near to Nartiang in less than 10 km.

TourGenie arranges customised tours to Meghalaya and ensures each trip carries a surprise element, such as visiting the unusual Nartiang Village in Jowai, Meghalaya. Book a trip with TourGenie for extraordinary service.



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