Nartiang Monoliths, Meghalaya
In India, the Nartiang Monoliths are known to be the largest concentration of monoliths in one place.
(Last Updated on : 04/09/2019)
The Natiang Monoliths is located in the Jaintia Hills
of the state
. These monoliths are upright structures carved from one single stone that serve as a monument or pillar.
Overview of Nartiang Monoliths
The Nartiang Monoliths were erected between 1500 AD and 1835 AD. As per the local legends, the tallest monolith amongst the cluster of the Nartiang Monoliths is the Moo long Syiem, which is about 8 m long and was erected by U Mar Phalyngki, who was a trusted lieutenant of a Jaintia king. This monolith was erected to commemorate his victory in battle.
Visiting Information on Nartiang Monoliths
The Nartiang Monoliths are a popular place of tourism in the Jaintia Hills district
. The nearest railway station
to the monoliths is at Guwahati
at a distance of 153 km and the Shillong Airport
is the closest at a distance of 67 km from the Nartiang Monoliths.
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