About NongpohNongpoh is a town in the state of Meghalaya. It is also the district administrative headquarters of Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya. The town forms the northern lower portion of the East Khasi hills in Meghalaya.
Geography of NongpohThe town of Nongpoh is located at an average elevation of 485 meters. It is located around 53 kms from Shillong, the capital of the state of Meghalaya.
Demography of NongpohAccording to 2001 census, the population of
Nongpoh was 13,165. The literacy rate stands at 61% and the population
percentage of males to females is 51% to 49%. The majority of the
population of Nongpoh is Khasis of Christianity religion. They are
Utilities of NongpohPublic Utilities are the benefits and services provided by any governmental or private firm. There are different services as electricity, postal and banking utility services provided for the people of Nongpoh. The electrical services in Nongpoh are provided by the Meghalaya State Electricity Board.
Meghalaya State Electricity Board
Lum Jingshai Shillong- 793001
Phone: 0364- 2590610/ 2590742
The postal services provided by the Indian Postal Service have their office in Nongpoh:
Nongpoh Sub Branch Post Office
Phone: 03638- 232547
There are also few brank branches in Nonhpoh providing banking and transaction facilities to the public. Following are the locations of the banks across Nongpoh town. One can also locate the ATMs of the respective banks by clicking on the bank names as follows:
opposite Ri.Bhoi College, Nongpoh
G.S. Road, Nongpoh
Phone: 03638- 232694
State Bank of India
Phone: 03638- 232945
How to Reach Nongpoh
- By Road: The only transport facility to Nongpoh is by road. The NH 40 connects Nongpoh to the neighboring places.
- By Air: The nearest airport is the Umroi Airport.
Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary
The Nongkhyllem Wildlife sanctuary has varied flora and fauna. It is home to a large number of mammals, reptiles and birds. The golden cat, golden langur and hoolock gibbon are endemic to the sanctuary. Royal Bengal tiger, Indian Bison, Himalayan black bear and clouded leopard are also found in the sanctuary. The place ideal for bird watching is visited by bird species like brown hornbill, Manipur bush quail and rufous necked hornbill. The sanctuary is an ideal place for bird watching. The best time for bird watching is on March/April during the nesting season.
Orchid Lake Resort
Lum Nehru Park
Road Side Market
According to Khasi mythology, it is believed that this is an ancient golden staircase which links heaven to earth. As per the belief, in golden days, there were sixteen families who ascended and descended the staircase, but seven families decided to stay back on Earth. As such, God granted their wish. This peak is situated on the Shillong-Guwahati road and offers a beautiful view of the surrounding and the horizon. This place has an aura of sacred and religious values. The Golden Bridge signifies the human golden and soul in communion with the Divine Creator.
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