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How To Reach Jowai
Jowai is a small town located in the Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. A beautiful and majestic region, Jowai is situated on a plateau and is surrounded by the Myntdu river on three sides and borders Bangladesh to the south. Travellers get to enjoy lovely picnic spots, watch exquisite sunrises and sunsets, and visit culturally significant locations that offer visitors the chance to learn more about the region’s history. Jowai is most easily accessible via road since there are no rail lines within the state of Meghalaya. Read on to know more about the most convenient ways to reach Jowai.
Jowai has no direct air connectivity, but there are airports in the nearby cities of Shillong and Guwahati in Assam that allow travellers to fly in from different parts of the country. The nearest airport from Jowai is the Shillong Airport, located about 60 km away, but it has limited connectivity with most flights coming in from Kolkata. The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati is located about 104 km away but has access to more flights across different cities in India. The road connectivity from both Shillong and Guwahati to Jowai is quite good, so travellers have the option of choosing either airport to fly in and then take a private car or taxi from the airport to reach Jowai.
Road connectivity to Jowai is good but the buses that ply this route are quite limited. The National Highway 44 connects Assam, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya and some parts of Tripura; Jowai lies on a point along this highway. The most convenient way to reach Jowai via road is to avail the services of the Tata Sumo and Tata Indica shared passenger transport. The cost of travelling is quite reasonable and travellers can also hire cars for the entire day and spend it sightseeing at their own leisure.
The most convenient way to go about in Jowai is to hire a private car and drive around at your own pace. However, cruising through the terrain of this hilly region may not be everyone’s cup of tea; most people prefer to book a chauffeur driver car for sightseeing. Shared jeeps or private taxis to travel within the region are also quite common. You cannot rely on local transport as there isn't any.