56-km from Shillong and 8-km from Jowai off NH-44, this captivatingly
placid lake is a popular picnic resort. According to tradition, the
followers of the Jaintia Chieftain U Sajar Nangli dug the lake. The
Chieftain had an irreconcilable difference of opinion with the king of
Jaintiapur, the Earstwhile Jaintia Kingdom, which now constitutes the
Jaintia District of Bangladesh.
U Sajar Nangli knew that his differences with the king of Jaintia king would inevitably lead to intensive combat causing a bloodbath of their own people and he was loath to be responsible for such a tragedy. He decided to flee from the kingdom with his followers, but before they parted from their beloved motherland, they dug a beautiful lake at Thadlaskein, which is fed by perennial underground springs, as an eternal memorial. The lake is revered by the people of "Raid Mukhla" who continue to offer sacrifice near the lake.