Places of Interest

Moopun Waterfalls

Moopun Waterfalls is situated at river Umjhai at Mutong village. It is at a distance of about 10 Km from the NH 44 junction at Kongong and 25 Km equidistant from Jowai and Khliehriat. It is only 300 Meters away from the PWD road to the top of the Moopun Falls. From the vehicle parking it takes only about 5 minutes walk to the bottom of the Moopun Falls and 3 minutes walk to the Stone Bridge. The scintillating Moopun Falls touches the crystal water on the beach at the bottom from a height of 110 feet and a 50 feet width and calmly flows down to the famous Myntdu river in Jaintia Hills.

On top of the Moopun Waterfalls lies the iconic and magical Stone Bridge connecting both sides of the Umjhai river. Below the Stone Bridge the water drops down from a height of 20 Feet to form a Natural Swimming Pool. This beautiful and spectacular swimming pool is 75 feet in length and 50 feet wide. It is a perfect natural swimming pool to cool down and re-create oneself with nature.

Tisang River

Tisang River can be approached from the village of Borghat which is about 50 km from the district headquarter, Khliehriat. This beautiful and scenic river is surrounded by forests and villages along its path and it is a hot spot for river-side camping for the adventurous few.

Umhang Lake

Located at Bataw village, at a distance of 29 km from the District Head Quarter, it is the largest natural lake in Jaintia Hills. Bataw village is connected by an all-season road by travelling through Rymbai Village southward. According to legends, an old lady, a cattle bearer from Watea (Bataw) village belonging to the Suchiang clan, owing to scorching heat, was thirsty and in search of water. She scratched (kboh) the earth for water and suddenly a spring of water swell out on the air (hang ne her ha suiñ) like a fountain. Instantaneously a large quantity of water streamed there at the place and thus the lake was formed. The old lady who scratched for water disappeared in the lake as she bent to reach for the water to fill her thirst. Umhang is a word coined from two different words – “Um” in pnar dialect meaning “water”, “Hang” meaning “on the air” (her ha suiñ).

Lukha River and Lukha Bridge at Sonapur

Lukha river and Lukha Bridge is located at a distance of 40 km from Khliehriat. The river is beautifully bounded by beautiful mountains and landscape on both sides as it is flowing downward to Bangladesh. Lukha Bridge, is the longest bridge in the district. It is a concrete arc bridge with support only at the edges. It is the main bridge connecting the state with the eastern part of Assam.

Borghat Temple

Borghat Temple is lying in the centre of Borghat Village (Shilliangpusi), which is located as a distance of 49 km from Khliehriat and just a few kilometers away from Bataw Village. The temple is made of bricks surrounded by humble plain brick wall which exists till today near the “Borkhat Palace” as a neglected monument. It has unique beautiful carvings on it. U Bor Kuseiñ, the Jaintia ruler came under the influence of Hinduism and was the first rulers to embraced Hinduism and hence he built the Borkhat Temple for worshiping. It is primarily a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. In olden days, the Jaintia kings performed animal sacrifices in the temple.

Rynji Falls

Rynji Falls located in the western part of the District bordering West Jaintia Hills District is located in a less accessible area which can be reached via a few hours walk from the nearest road. This mighty looking waterfall runs along a path of rocky terrain which renders it quite unique with its dangerous-looking yet mesmerizing appeal.