Top places to visit in Nongstoin

Tourist attraction in Nongstoin

Nongkhnum Island

Nongkhnum Island is the prime attraction of Nongstoin. Located about 14 Kms from Nongstoin, it is known as the 2nd largest river island. Architectural wonder Weinia bridge is the entry point of Nongkhnum Island. Shrouded with trees and large patches of grasslands, the island offers a rejoicing holiday for everyone. There are plenty of fishing pools available near the sandy shore beach to enjoy angling. It is a place of immense scenic beauty and is often favoured by visitors as a picnic spot. Several beautiful waterfalls and picturesque  weinia bridge is the main attraction of Nogkhum island. You can also reach there by boating from it sore.

Nongkhnum Island
Kyllang Rock
Kyllang Rock

Kyllang Rock is another top tourist attraction in Nongstoin. It is a several million years old massive dome shaped rock of granite which rise at an elevation of about 5400 ft above sea level. It is a giant rock of around 1,000 ft diameter. The rock can be accessed from the northern and eastern flanks. It is believed that the rock possesses some sort of magnetic field, so no one will fall from the slope. The road to Kyllang rock is pleasant and scenic. In its southern site, enormous detached blocks of rock are located and dense forests of age-old red, white rhododendron trees and oaks trees. It also has several ponds on the northern side.

Jakrem

Jakrem is a beautiful location famous for the old hot water spring of sulphur water located here. Situated at a distance of 64km from Shillong on the Shillong-Mawkyrwat road. These hot springs are believed to have medicinal properties. Bathing compartments are available in the spring for the public. It is another popular picnic spot for local and tourist.

Jakrem
Ranikor
Ranikor

Ranikor is a small town located on the border of India and Bangladesh, at a distance of 140 km from Shillong. It is a paradise for angling lovers. Various species of fishes like Golden Mahseers, Golden Carp, Silver Carp and Common Carp are available here. The dark blue deep waters of Jadukata river and magnificent cantilever Jaduguda Bridge is very pleasing. Annual beach festival is held here every year in October/ November.

Pamphyrnai lake

Situated around 10 km from Nongstoin at Ksehkohlong it is a picturesque lake surrounded by lush green hills. Nestled between hillocks, the total area of the lake is about 2.2 hectares which is about three times the size of Wards Lake and the average depth is about 12 ft. Annual angling completion is held here to promote tourism.

Pamphyrnai lake