Nartiang Monoliths

Nartiang Monoliths, Jowai: Address, Nartiang Monoliths Reviews: 4/5

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nerdynaina
Dibrugarh, India25 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
This place is one of it's kind. The grandeur of the monoliths ,the history and the stories were so lovely to hear.Its a must visit place for nature lovers at Jowai. This part of meghalaya was surprisingly more beautiful and I would love to visit again and again.The place has a soothing effect, a vibe not to forget.
Written May 7, 2022
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arnabbthika
india163 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
"if my face turns eastwards when i die, we shall be free again within a hundred years, if it turns westwards, we shall be enslaved forever".. KINAG NOGBAH
this summer enjoyed a 2 day trip from shillong to nartiang and shillong to dawki and Living Root bridge
day 1 we hired a taxi from police bazar shillong its takes rs.2000 for day trip
Nartiang........,
summer capital of the Jaintia Kings is about thirty kilometers north of Jowai in the hill district of shillong, Meghalaya
durga temple ............,
it is 500 year old Durga temple another attraction at Nartiang. Even though Nartiang’s monoliths is our main attraction though we visit the temple
Syntu Ksiar on Myntdu River.........
along temple we visited Syntu Ksiar on Myntdu River. During our tour we found some local people are enjoying picnic it was so fun to see them and the river water so crystal and cold
Thadlaskein Lake........
this is also a lovely lake opposite of this we found a good dhaba and we jumped on this
2day ..also hired a taxi for rs.2000
dawki........
from shillong its take 1 hour like that , its near bangladesh border with all greener view we enjoyed a lot
on the return we went asia's no1 cleanly village and living root
it was lovely trip
Written May 29, 2012
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Bhavik Mody
Jodhpur, India185 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
Nartiang boasts of this Monolith Park which is a unique park in itself. It reminds us of the similar Stonehedge of England. However, this one is bigger in area and has many more numbers of Monoliths than the original one. This park was created in memory of the Jaintia warriors and kings and has been converted into a tourist spot and preserved site by the archaeological survey of India. The park is well maintained and strewn with monoliths from sizes varying from 3 feet to 15 feet. Its a matter of amazement on how so many and so big monoliths were raised by the tribals and maintained all these years.

Obviously, its a place to visit for those offbeat or enthusiast travelers who love to explore the new and unknown. But for those travelers who have limited time and their bucket list, this may be skipped as it takes half a day to just travel to and fro this place and there is nothing more to see around this place. So for normal travelers you may skip it, but if you are a travel freak like me, please do not miss it.

Personally I loved it.
Written August 29, 2015
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Diganta_Kakati
215 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
The monoliths are maintained by archeological survey of india, there are so many monoliths found in meghalaya, but the largest monolith is here.
To reach Nartiang, it will take 3.5 hours journey by private car from Guwahati(160 km), 61 km from Shillong, taxis are available all the way. Also don't miss the Durga Temple at Nartiang.
Written August 26, 2017
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CsSharma
New Delhi, India357 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
Monolith is a geological feature consisting of a single massive stone or rock, or a single large piece of rock placed within a monument. Nartiang Monolith are most significant but neglected structure. It is about 63 Km from Shillong Meghalaya. There are large clusters of monoliths at the place, which have been erected to mark the reign of the Jaintia Kings. It is said these monoliths are the structure laid down during1600 AD. Being neglected place,one can just walk and spend some time sitting over there. There are no restaurant or food joints on the way, as well as near to this site. The tourism department must maintain such a historical place.
Written July 9, 2017
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Debasree Sarkar
Kolkata (Calcutta), India339 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
The Monolith Garden at Nartiang is the largest cluster of monoliths at a single place in the state of Meghalaya. Monoliths are memorials for people or events. The Nartiang monoliths have been erected to mark the reigns of the erstwhile Jaintia Kings, holding a significant event in the history of Meghalaya.
Written September 8, 2016
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myzakali
Guwahati, India3 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
The park is located almost 17km from the highway. 95% of the road is in excellent condition and the view along the journey is so serene and calm that one forgets all their worries. Not too touristy like shillong...but have great potential. The monoliths are awesome. I just loved it!!
Written January 26, 2015
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Tristan8986
Shillong, India95 contributions
Mar 2013 • Friends
To get to this place, it's a bumpy ride off the main highway. The placed is steeped in history but sadly, it is so poorly maintained - heart breaking. The monoliths are grand to look at and leaves you wondering how such huge slabs of stone were erected. Being a site with very few tourists, it is kind of neglected. Come to think of, Nartiang being the summer capital of the Jaintia Kingdom - there's more to this place. I wish there was a guide who would explain the significance of the nearby pools and also the historical Durga temple. Once, okay.
Written January 6, 2014
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Subhablues
Kolkata (Calcutta), India48 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
Located almost 65kms from Shillong, one must visit Nartiang for its 500yrs old Durga mandir and monoliths. This place is calm and scenic. Though tourists do not come here, while staying in Shillong.
Written May 8, 2013
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rdella
Princes Risborough, UK1,657 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
I have marked this as average only because there is absolutely no information at the site explaining what you are looking at and giving a clue as to why the monoliths are there and their purpose.

Site was a bit overgrown and has lots and lots of standing stones.
Written January 3, 2018
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