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Nongpoh Tourism

Nongpoh, located 60 Kms from Guwahati in Assam and 51 Kms from Shillong is a petite town to be found to the North of the East Khasi Hills. Situated very close to the gorgeous Brahmaputra plains, this location is quite a favourite as a stopover before reaching Shillong from Guwahati.

Nongpoh is the administrative headquarters of Ri-Bhoi district of the Indian state of Meghalaya which in turn makes it a very significant town of this state. Beautiful rivers, encircling plush green trees, serene climatic conditions are enough to make your trip a comfortable and enjoyable one.

Things to do in Nongpoh

1. Thrills Fun Park

Thrills Fun Park
Thrills Fun Park is located at the Shillong-Guwahati Road, R-Bhoi District and is 25 km from Shillong. It is 5 km away down from the Umiam lake resort.

2. Umiam Lake

Umiam Lake
The Umiam Lake is a reservoir that is located to the northern of Shillong. The construction of a dam here was started in 1965 on the Umiam river. The reservoir is spread over a total area of 220 sq km (Read More).

3. Lum Nehru Park

Lum Nehru Park
The Lum Nehru Park is a one hour ride from Nongpoh. It is full of scenic beauty. Lush green lawns and gardens, aviaries and wonderful orchids are the reason why this Park has earned itself quite a nam (Read More)e in the state.

4. Lum Sohpetbneng

Lum Sohpetbneng
Lum Sohpetbneng is a mythological significant place located around 40 km from the district headquarters Nongpoh, on the outskirts of Shillong in the State of Meghalaya. Popularly known as Navel of Hea (Read More)ven, it is a pilgrimage site for the local Khasi population. At a staggering height of 1343 metres, the Lum Sohpetbneng is enveloped in verdant greenery and surrounded by majestic peaks creating a viewpoint for the visiting tourists. It serves as a perfect place for nature photography.

5. The Road Side Market

The Road Side Market
Nongpoh is known for its production of beautiful orchids and if you want to get your hands on them, this Is the place to be. The other important shops in the market include the fruit shops which deliv (Read More)er products at a very cheap rate.

6. Church of Christ

Church of Christ
Nongpoh is mainly inhabited by the followers of Christianity and that makes the Nongpoh Church another name in our attractions list. This is a beautiful piece of architecture, just at a stone's throw (Read More)away from the famous Lemawlong Market.

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How to Reach Nongpoh

How to Reach Overview

Nangpoh is near to the two major cities of Meghalaya, Shillong and Guwahati and hence is an easy to reach place. It is just at a distance of 52 km from Shillong and 48 km from Guwahati. A well-maintained road network makes the travel from Shillong and Guwahati to Nangpoh effortless.

How to reach Nongpoh by flight

Nongpoh doesn't have an airport but can be accessed through road, if you fly down to Guwahati Airport which is at a distance of nearly 49 km. Guwahati airport is well connected with other major cities of our country and abroad. From Guwahati, you can easily reach to this place by hiring a cab or taking a bus, as it is located on NH 40. As an alternative, you can also get down at Shillong, and from Shillong, you can go to Nongpoh by road. It is a 50 km journey from there on.

How to reach Nongpoh by road

From Guwahati station head towards A T Road, then take Bhubaneswar Barua Road -> cross Shiv Temple -> G S Road -> Ashram Road -> cross Assam Gramin Vikas Bank Head Office -> Lachit Nagar Road -> G S Road -> cross ICICI Bank -> cross Sopham Emporio on the same road -> Junction -> cross Good Health Hospital -> Junction -> NH 37 -> cross Jorabat Police Station -> NH 40 -> cross ArphewMer -> Sajer Main Road -> Nongpoh, Meghalaya. You have covered a distance of about 46.7 Km. From Shillong: Nongpoh lying at a distance of about 51.3 Km can be reached by road in the following direction: Head towards north-west -> NH 40 -> cross Assam oil -> cross RnDm Convent -> SH 8 -> NH 40 Nongpoh, Meghalaya.

How to reach Nongpoh by train

As Nongpoh is situated on a very hilly and treacherous terrain, there are no direct trains to Nongpoh. However, you can certainly get down at Guwahati station and reach Nongpoh via road.

Local transport in Nongpoh

Commuting in this small hill station isn't a problem at all because the people are very co-operative and a majority of the population speaks English, which makes it easier for the tourists to travel by foot. It is not a very remote area and hence there is good availability of both public as well as private transportation with the likes of auto rickshaws and hand-held carriages.

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FAQs on Nongpoh

What is famous about Nongpoh?

Tranquill atmosphere, spell binding landscape.

What is not so good about Nongpoh?

Heavy rains can make the place dormant.

Who should visit Nongpoh?

Nongpoh is an ideal destination for a quiet and undisturbed vacation. It serves as a good break-journey point on the way to Shillong. Perfect for a holiday with friends, family, couples and solo trips. It is also a photographer's delight as it is encircled by rich green trees and stunning blue skies. 

What is the best time to visit Nongpoh?

February-December is the best months to explore this place. As it is situated very close to the Brahmaputra plains, the climate here is pretty tropical. Hence, the summers are hot and humid while the winters are pleasant and make for a perfect time to visit this destination. The place experiences rainfall throughout the year, and temperatures plummet during the monsoon season. The monsoon months in Nongpoh are the months of August, September, October and November. There is particularly no best time to visit this place because it is just spectacular all 365 days a year.
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What is the local food in Nongpoh?

Nongpoh mainly has restaurants that serve pure vegetarian food with South Indian cuisine being given a major preference. One can also find restaurants that serve Chinese and North Indian cuisines.
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What is the best way to reach Nongpoh?

Nangpoh is near to the two major cities of Meghalaya, Shillong and Guwahati and hence is an easy to reach place. It is just at a distance of 52 km from Shillong and 48 km from Guwahati. A well-maintained road network makes the travel from Shillong and Guwahati to Nangpoh effortless.
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What are the things to do in Nongpoh?

The top things to do in Nongpoh are Thrills Fun Park, Umiam Lake, Lum Nehru Park, Lum Sohpetbneng, The Road Side Market, Church of Christ. You can see all the places to visit in Nongpoh here

What are the places near Nongpoh?

The top places near to Nongpoh are Shillong which is 35 km from Nongpoh, Guwahati which is located 31 km from Nongpoh, Cherrapunjee which is located 69 km from Nongpoh, Dispur which is located 28 km from Nongpoh, Jowai which is located 59 km from Nongpoh

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Rohit Shroff

6 years ago
- You need not carry extra food supplies with you, because this place is relatively less remote and has food joints at short distances.
- The weather is quite pleasant and not very cold, though wo (Read More)olen clothes will prove to be handy.
- The locals are very co-operative and understand English so traversing in the city wouldn't be much of an issue.
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