Welcome to Garo & Jaintia Hills
Far off the beaten track, the lush Garo Hills in the far west of Meghalaya are worth exploring if you have a few days to spare (and a sense of adventure). Easier to reach from Guwahati than Shillong, the region's urban hub is the tiny settlement of Tura, where the friendly tourist office can arrange local guides. In autumn, the Garo Hills come alive with the four-day Wangala drum festival. In the Jaintia Hills, located in the east of the state, Nartiang is a lonesome town specked with pine trees and pretty tribal villages, where you can sample the region's rich and undiluted heritage.