The village of Nongjrong is located in Meghalaya, a state in Northeast India, in the East Khasi Hills area. It is one of the less visited locations in Meghalaya that few tourists go to. However, those who persevere are rewarded with breathtaking vistas of the Nongjrong environment, where the sun, clouds, hills, and river combine to create a surreal panorama that will enthrall you.


About Nongjrong

Nongjrong is a small community with about 1440 residents. The inhabitants are adept in speaking solely English, which is their native tongue. Situated roughly 30 km from the sub-district headquarters and 60 km from the district headquarters, Shillong, the village is part of the Mawkynrew Tehsil. The village is well known for its traditional lifestyle and environmentally friendly habits. The area’s residents’ main source of income is agriculture, which they rely significantly on. They raise livestock like cows, goats, pigs, and chickens in addition to cultivating a range of crops like rice, maize, millet, and vegetables.

Places to visit and Things to do

Nongjrong View Point

Nongjrong’s view point, perched atop the village’s hill, is its primary draw. From here, you can see an amazing dawn where the sun touches the peaks of the hills and clouds cover the valley below. The Umngot River meanders beneath the valley, and the verdant mountains further enhance the area’s allure. It’s a short hike from the village to the view point, and to get the best view, try to get there before sunrise.

Nongjrong Falls

Another site to see close to Nongjrong is the Nongjrong Falls, a waterfall that cascades into a crystal-clear pool. The waterfall, which is surrounded by a thick forest, is a great place to unwind and take in the scenery. A hike through the forest will get you to the waterfall, which is roughly 3 km from the village. The monsoon season is the ideal time to visit the waterfall because of the increased water flow and more colorful surroundings.

Where to Stay

There are a number of reasonably priced family hotels in the area if you’re thinking about visiting Nongjrong or somewhere nearby. Among the choices are:

Amaara Homestay is situated in Jowai, Meghalaya, on Circuit House Road New Hill Lumsooiung.

Tyrchi INN is situated in Jowai, Meghalaya’s Khliehtyrshi.

Another fantastic choice is HeiJo’s Homestay, which is situated in Iongpiah Loompyrdi, Jowai, behind Little Flower School.

Situated in the Jaintia Hills District in Thadlaskein, Jowai, is the CTC Orchid Inn.

You can stay with the locals; they provide homestays for guests. Although the homestays are modest and uncomplicated, they offer a cozy and genuine glimpse into rural life. Delicious, organic home-cooked meals are another service offered by the homestays. A wonderful way to get to know the villagers and discover more about their customs and culture is through homestays.

What To Buy And Eat

The villagers sell a variety of regional goods, including honey, spices, fruits, vegetables, handicrafts, and mementos. These products are made by the villagers using organic and natural methods, and they are sold for fair prices. Additionally, you can purchase traditional clothing like the jymphong, a long coat worn by Khasi men, or the jainsem, a wrap-around skirt worn by Khasi women.

Visit the Jadoh War stall on Stadium Road in Jowai if you’re in the mood for some delectable regional food. They have some of the greatest jadoh (rice dish) in the region, and their incredible spice combination will have your taste buds aching for more. Yutran Restaurant, which is situated in Lathadlaboh, is an excellent alternative. Finally, a visit to Laitdiengsai’s Jong I Mei Restaurant is highly recommended. They serve some of the best Chinese food in the area and provide a unique dining experience. A must-try dish there is pork momos, so don’t forget to try them.

The homestays provide delicious, freshly prepared meals, which you are welcome to partake in. Rice, meat, fish, and vegetables are cooked with herbs and spices in the local cuisine. You can sample a variety of dishes, including pukhlein, a sweet bread made with rice flour and jaggery, dohkhlieh, a pork salad, tungrymbai, a fermented soybean dish, and jadoh, a rice dish cooked with chicken or pork.


How to Get There

By Air: The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati is the closest airport to Nongjrong Village. Travelers will find it convenient as it has excellent connections to India’s largest cities. It’s about 100 kilometers to Nongjrong Village from there, and you can get there by bus or taxi.

By Train: Guwahati Railway Station has excellent rail connections to many of India’s largest cities. It’s simple to take a bus or hire a cab from the train station to get to Nongjrong Village.

By Bus: Guwahati and Nongjrong Village are connected by a number of state-run and private buses. The buses are convenient and comfortable, and the trip takes about four hours.

By Car: Hiring a vehicle and traveling to Nongjrong Village from Guwahati is an excellent alternative. You may enjoy the stunning views and terrain while traveling, which takes around 4 hours. For a hassle-free vehicle rental experience, get in touch with Taxi for Northeast – vehicle Rentals in Shilllong.

Cab Charges From Shillong to Nongjrong

Hatchback (Alto or similar) = ₹3200/-

Sedan (Swift Dzire or similar) = ₹3200/- 

SUV (Ertiga or similar) = ₹5000/- 

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