Nongjrong Village- An Ultimate Travel Guide

View of Nongjrong at Sunrise

Nongjrong is one of the less explored places of Meghalaya where travelers rarely visit. You will certainly be amazed by the spectacular view of the landscape of Nongjrong. It is a sunrise point where during early sunrise the valley of Nongjrong is covered with  clouds. The river Umngot flows below the valley and the lush greenery over the mountains make this place a must visit for people traveling to Meghalaya.

Overview of Nongjrong

Nongjrong is a village belonging to Mawkynrew Tehsil, East Khasi Hills district and is a part of the state of Meghalaya in India. The first language of the Nongjrong dwellers is English and most of them speak only English. Their population is just 1440. It is located approximately 30 km away from the sub-district headquarter Mawkynrew and around 60 km away from the district headquarter Shillong.

Nongjrong – Before Sunrise

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About Nongjrong: its landscape and beauty

At the base of the hillock, you will be able to see the clouds as a vast spread of a white sea floating endlessly over the beautiful green hills and the valley. At the horizon, especially, it will be a sight to behold. The scenic beauty of Nonjrong is so mesmerizing, making you forget all your worries for a while and giving you a rejuvenating experience. If you venture till the corner of the hillock to get a closer sight of the clouds, you won’t be disappointed.


Nongjrong View Point

Nongjrong View Point is at the hill top of the Nongjrong Village from the view of the valley covered with clouds is mesmerizing. The real beauty of the Nongjrong Village can be seen from its view point Inorder to get the best view one have to reach Nongjrong before sunrise. At sunrise when the sunrays touches the valley the floating clouds makes the entire view captivating.

Shillong to Nongjrong

From Shillong to Nongjrong the distance is 49-50 km and it takes around two hours to reach Nongjrong once you start from Shillong, assuming that there is little or no traffic. You can hire a taxi from Shillong to Nongjrong with us at the best and cheapest fare.

How to Reach Nongjrong

You can reach Nongjrong either from Guwahati or from Shillong:

From Guwahati: You can either reach Guwahati Airport or Railway Station and from there you can hire a cab to reach Nongjrong. The distance between Guwahati and Nongjrong is about 144km and the travel time by car is about 5 hours.

From Shillong: You can reach Shillong City from Guwahati or Shillong Airport from where you can get a cab to Nongjrong. The distance from Shillong City to Nongjrong Village is about 50 km and takes around 2 hours by car and from Shillong Airport to Nongjrong Village the distance is about 80km and the travel time is 3 hours.

On the way to Nongjrong

Where can we stay in Nongjrong or nearby?

Here is a list of the top five places where you can stay-


You will find this place 8.3 km away in the East Khasi Hills region.

Location details: Meghalaya 793015.


This inn is located in the West Jaintia Hills region; almost 10.9 km away.

Location details: Meghalaya 793151

3) Tyrchi INN

This one is situated in the West Jaintia Hills region as well, at a distance of 10.9 km.

Location details: Meghalaya 793151


You will find this place in the Thadlaskein region; 11.2 km far.

Location details: Meghalaya 793151

5) Highwinds

Highwinds is in the West Jaintia Hills at an approximate distance of 11.3 km.

Location details: Meghalaya 793151

Where can we eat in Nongjrong?

Here we have curated a list of the top 5 eateries nearby-

1) Veg Hotel

It is located at Moodymmai; Meghalaya 793151 at a distance of 9.4 km.

2) 5 Star Dhaba

It is in the West Jaintia Hills region; Meghalaya 793151 and to reach here you will have to travel a distance of 11.2 km.

3) Choice Dhaba

Another famous eatery in West Jaintia Hills; Meghalaya 793151 is around 12 km away.

4) Hill Top Dhaba

This dhaba is also approximately 12.1 km away in the region of West Jaintia Hills; Meghalaya 793151.

5) Dukan Jadoh

It’s location is at Jowai Civil Hospital Rd; Meghalaya 793150 which is 14.8 km far.

Best Time to Visit Nongjrong

Best time to visit Nongjrong is during winters from November – March. During this time people from all corners visit at Nongjrong. Since it involves a little trek it may be a difficult to visit Nongjrong during monsoon.

Things to Carry While Visiting Nongjrong

Here is a list of the items that you should be carrying when traveling to Nongjrong

-Toiletries (if you have any special requirements)

-Comfortable shoes (avoid heels)

-Your prescription medicines 

-Jacket (because it gets really cold there)

-A raincoat or poncho (as it rains a lot in this region)

-Your spectacles or lenses (if you wear them)

-Carry a sturdy backpack with you in which you can keep all your essential items as you roam around

-An umbrella is recommended but optional

-Any other necessary items that you may need

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions by tourists about Nongjrong-

1. What is the pin code of Nongjrong?

The pin code of Nongjrong is 793015.

2. What is the temperature in Nongjrong usually?

The temperature here is usually anywhere between 6-18 degrees C.

3. Is Nongjrong safe to travel?

Yes, Nongjrong is absolutely safe to visit for children, old people, couples, or even solo travelers.

4. From where I can get a taxi to Nongjrong?

You can hire a taxi from Shillong to Nongjrong online with us. The cab will take you for Nonjrong for the Sunrise View.

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