Best Sightseeing Places in Khasi Hills
Planning a Khasi Hills vacation and wondering which places you must see, read on:
Ranikor is one of the most preferred fishing spots in Khasi Hills. The Jadukata River is
the place where anglers team up and wait. The Rivers Kynshi and Rilang meet here,
and the golden Mahseers are the prized catch here
Jakrem is a place located about 45 KM from the region of Nongstoin. You can reach
here by crossing Mawthawpdah. The hot springs located here are made of sulphur
water and people believe it has medicinal properties. However, tourists can enjoy
Thump Falls and Weinia Falls are the two most famous as well as scenic waterfalls in
Khasi hills region.
Mawthadraishan Peak lies on the way from Nongshillong village to Shillong. There
is a mountain range that has lakes on its top. These lakes caused due to natural
depressions are today 7 to 8 fish ponds. The tip of the peak offers the best view of the
entire region of Assam and the majestic Himalayas.
Kyllang Rock is a unique feature of the region as it is composed of a single gigantic
rock. It is located at Mawnai, which lies around 10 KM from the region of Mairang.
Lum Symper is a place that is located a little away from the village called Weiloi. It lies
en route to Mawkyrwat. This place is favored by most of the tourists and is considered a
very good picnic spot.
Nongkhnum River Island:
This lies near the village of Nongstoin on the River Kynshi. It is known as
the 'Nongkhnum'. Formed like a plateau, it is a nice expanse of 25 sq kms. One can trek
to this place. It is two hours from Nongstoin. You can enjoy trekking here.
Best Time for Holidaying in Khasi Hills
Climate of Khasi Hills remains pleasant through-out the year. It's neither too cold in
winters and nor too hot in summers. After the heavy rainfall (end of May to October),
temperature drops down and winter starts from December to February. Thus, the best
time to plan your Khasi Hills trip can be between the months of November to May. This
season of the year is most appropriate for sightseeing of the region.
Must Buy Things from Khasi Hills
Khasi hills is a magnificent place to enjoy sightseeing, but you can have a wonderful
shopping experience here. Some of the things you must buy and take back home as
souvenirs include Meghalayan handicrafts such as sleeping mats, baskets, rain shields
and bamboo & cane articles.
Explore Options to Reach Khasi Hills
Before booking your Khasi Hills holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to
reach this charming hill station. To know more, read on:
The nearest airport is Shillong airport in Meghalaya falls under the Ri-Bhoi district and
is close to the Umiam Lake. However, there is only one flight from the airport to Kolkata.
We would suggest that the better option for tourists is to board a flight to Guwahati and
then take the NH to Nongpoh.
The nearest railway station to Ri-Bhoi is Guwahati railway station (only 50 KM away).
From here, you can hire taxi or take bus to reach this place.
NH-40 serves as a lifeline to the district. Though, the NH doesn't run across all of the
districts, it runs vertically, connecting Shillong to Guwahati. The highway is remains
busy with frequent buses, tourist & private vehicles. So, choose any of the option and
enjoy comfortable Khasi Hills tour.