Thlumuwi Stone Bridge & Falls


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Distance (From Jowai): 18 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: At Chkentalang Village

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 18 km from Jowai Bus Stand, the Thlumuwi Stone Bridge is a manmade bridge located at Chkentalang village near Jowai in Meghalaya. Situated on Jowai - Amlarem Road, it is one of the noted historical places in Jaintia Hills and among the best Jowai Tourist Places.

Thlumuwi Stone Bridge is an old historical bridge built over Muwi stream by warriors of Jaintia Hills. The Bridge was built under the order of the Jaintia kings as it was the route used by Jaintia Rajas while travelling from their Summer Capital Nartiang to their Winter Capital Jaintiapur. It was made of immense slabs of stone supported upon huge, tall stone pillars. It is around 500 years old but was broken when an elephant tried to crossing it. Now, there is a 50 years old Steel Bridge and a 10 year old RCC Bridge just next to this bridge.

One can also visit nearby Thlumuwi Falls across Muwi stream. Graveled footpath along with signages has been constructed to enable visitor to visit this picturesque waterfall. The bank of Thlumuwi stream with the cascading Muwi Falls which overlook the stone bridge presents a memorable scenic view to every visitor.

Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM

Entry: Free