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Nongstoin is located at an average elevation of 1409 metres. It serves as the headquarters of West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. Shad Suk Mynsiem is the main festival celebrated by the locals of the region. Most of the people inhabiting the region are engaged in agriculture and allied activities.

Pope Benedict XVI constructed a diocese in Nongstoin in January 2006, which was called as Roman Catholic Diocese of Nongstoin. Spread over an area of 5, 247 sq. km, this diocese covers the entire West Khasi Hills district. Nongstoin is also home to the first saw mill of Meghalaya, which was later closed on the orders of Supreme Court.

Main attraction of the town is Nongkhnum Island, which is the second largest island in Asia. Another popular attraction among the tourists visiting Nongstoin is Embroidery Stone, which is a natural stone formation that has an embroidered design on it. Langshiang falls and Weinia falls are the other attractions that are frequented by the tourists visiting Nongstoin.

Shillong Barapani Airport, which serves flights from Jorhat and Kolkata, is the nearest airport. However, more convenient way of reaching the destination is from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. Nearest railway station that can be used to reach Nongstoin is Guwahati Junction Railway Station.

Nongstoin is connected to most of the places in Meghalaya, including Shillong and Guwahati, by Meghalaya Road Transport buses. The best time to visit Nongstoin is during winter months, which include October, November, December and January.



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Langshiang Falls, Nongstoin

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Ranikor, Nongstoin

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Ranikor, Nongstoin
Langshiang Falls, Nongstoin

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Alton Jones

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Ranikor, Nongstoin

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Aiban Lyngdoh

Ranikor, Nongstoin

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