headquarters of the Jaintia Hills district is situated 64 kms away from Shillong,
along the Shillong-Silchar national highway. A picturesque town circled by the
majestic Myntdu river.
56 kms from Shillong, was according to legend, dug with the ends of bows by
members of 290 clans of U Sajjar Niangli, a rebel general of Jaintia Raja, to
commemorate the great exodus of the clans, now mainly settled, in the Ri Bhoi
and West Khasi Hills districts. .
65 kms from Shillong, was the summer capital of the Jaintia Kings, of Sutnga
State. Huge monoliths form the striking landmark of the village, said to be
erected by Mar Phalyngki, a goliath ot yore. The Nartiang menhir measure 27 feet
in height above the ground, 6 feet in breadth and 2 feet 6 inches in thickness.
The monoliths represent the megalithic culture of the Hynniewtrep people. A 500
Years old temple of Durga is another attraction at Nartiang.
Village is dotted with a number of caves and caverns, used as hide-outs during
war times between Jaintia kings and foreign intruders.