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 along with a sense of adventure. Easier to reach from Guwahati than Shillong, the region's urban hub is the small town of Tura, where the helpful tourist office can help arrange local guides. In autumn, the Garo Hills come alive with the four-day 100 Drums Wangala Festival.
In the Jaintia Hills at the east end of Meghalaya, Nartiang is a lonesome town specked with pine trees where you can experience an outstanding example of the region's rich tribal heritage.