Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya shares an international boundary with Bangladesh on south and its east and north boundaries are shared with Assam. The district is rich in natural beauty and scenery. Some of the places of interest are Nartiang monoliths, Lumshong and Syndai caves, Liale falls, Thadlaskein Lake and the picturesque town of Jowai, among others. The district is rich in limestone deposits, leading to the establishment of several cement industries in the region. Agriculture is another popular occupation of the locals. Jaintia Hills is easily accessible by road from Shillong. The total area of the Jaintia Hills district spans about 3,800 sq. kms and the Jowai, the district headquarters is about 60 KMs from Shillong.
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