The administrative headquarters of Ri-Bhoi district of the Indian state of Meghalaya is Nongpoh, which is again a very significant town. The lower northern part of Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills is created by Nongpoh. In the past, during one’s journey to Shillong in Meghalaya, Nongpoh used to serve as a location for a night halt spot for rest. The beauty of the nature surrounding this place, takes the breath away. What makes this destination ideal for a quiet and undisturbed vacation, are the encircling plush green trees, the striking blue sky above ones head and the peaceful aura of the place.
TOURIST PLACES IN NONGPOH
The Road Side Market: The aura of the Nongpoh’s Road Side Market has a uniqueness of its own. The principal crowd pulling feature of this market is the fruit shops, which contains fresh fruits at very cheap prices. One can also get fresh vegetable and also if one is in luck, then orchids are also available for buying.
The Orchid Lake Resort: Set comfortably amidst the hills, this lake is a huge lake with a peaceful environment. One can get mesmerized by the plush green trees encircling the lake and the striking blue of the skies. The Orchid Lake Resort, situated here, also has the facilities for water sports and angling.
HOW TO REACH NONGPOH
By Air: Guwahati is the closest air terminal to Nongpoh. The distance between the airport and Shillong is 124 Kms.
By Rail: Guwahati has the closest railway station, which is situated at a distance of 124 Kms from Shillong.
By Road: One can travel from Guwahati or Shillong to Nongpoh via the National Highway 40. Nongpoh has good road linkages to other places.