8-km off Jowai on the Jowai-Badarpur Road, i.e. NH-44, Ialong is one of
the oldest villages of Jaintia Hills district close to the NH-44 and
within the village area, there is a beautiful sacred grove known as khloo
Lyngdoh Ialong. Within this sacred grove there are the remains of an
ancient boulder-fortress where the soldiers of the Jaintia King garrisoned
themselves from time to time during the middle of the 19th century.
There is also a small but beautiful lake on the tableland on which Ialong is located. The banks of the lake overlook the expansive, flat paddy fields on either side of the Myntdu River located at the foot of the tableland. An exciting view of these flat lands known, as Pynthorwah is available to a viewer standing on the edge of the Ialong tableland, particularly during the harvest period when the ripened ears of paddy make the endless fields look mystically golden-yellow.
Jowai : 8-km