This lake is a sought after destination as it offers lot of scope for boating and picnics. Tourists visit this place for outings and to enjoy its calm and peaceful environs.
Historically too, it holds great value. According to a legend, this lake was dug by the members of the 290 clans of U Sajiar Niangli, who was a rebel general of the Jaintia king.
These people used the ends
of their bows to dig the lake. This was done to commemorate the great exodus of the clans. The lake is situated at a distance of 56kms from Shillong.
Nartiang: 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 of yore. The Nartiang menhir measures 27 feet 6 inches in thickness.
The monoliths represent the megalithic traditions of the Hynniewtrep people. It is literally the Stonehenge of the Northeast of India. A 500 years old temple of Durga is another attraction at Nartiang.
An important village of Jaintia Hills which is famous for a number of caves and caverns in the limestone-borne area, used as hide-outs during war times between Jaintia Hills and foreign intruders.
Syntu Ksiar: Syntu Ksiar, which means 'golden flower' is a vast pool of calm water, where the river Myntdu which almost encircles Jowai, appears to come to a sudden halt.
At Syntu Ksiar, the Myntdu provides a memorable scene of remarkable beauty as it seemingly disappears for rest into the calm of the mighty pool, and then, as if aroused from a momentary vitalizing slumber, it runs its ever vibrant course, again.