Nongpoh

Nongpoh is the administrative headquarters of Ri-Bhoi district of the Indian state of Meghalaya.

Updated: June 22, 2020

Nongpoh is quite a favourite as a stopover before reaching Shillong that is situated very close to the gorgeous Brahmaputra plains. Nongpoh is the administrative headquarters of Ri-Bhoi district of the Indian state of Meghalaya. The serene climatic conditions with encircling plush green trees and beautiful rivers makes it a perfect holiday destination.

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.

Thrills Fun Park is a place pack for a day or two for any age group looking for fun as well as adventure. It is a place for out going, picnic fun and recreation for all kind of people. 

The Umiam Lake is a reservoir that is located to the northern of Shillong that is spread over a total area of 220 sq km. The construction of a dam here was started in 1965 on the Umiam river. It is also popular for being the first ever hydro-electric project in the north-eastern region of India.

The Lum Nehru Park is a one hour ride from Nongpoh. It is full of scenic beauty with lush green lawns and gardens, aviaries and wonderful orchids. 

Lum Sohpetbneng is a mythological significant place located around 40 km from the district headquarters Nongpoh. The place has a beautiful legendary peak which is named as Naval or Heaven. The navel heavenly umbilical peak symbolizes the deep rooted spiritual belief of the Hynniewtrep.

Church of Christ is a beautiful piece of architecture, that is located nearby the famous Lemawlong Market. Nongpoh Church is one of the main attraction of this place as Nongpoh is mainly inhabited by the followers of Christianity.

Nongpoh is known for its production of beautiful orchids. You can buy these along with many variety of fruits at a very cheap rate here. Other than these things you can shop for lot of handicrafts.

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