The largest river island in Meghalaya and the second largest in Asia is the Nongkhnum River Island. The island has a lovely sand beach, and there are many different things to do there, including camping, boating, fishing, and sunbathing on the beach. Near the Island, there are numerous waterfalls. Weinia Falls and Thum Falls are two well-known examples. On the opposite side of the island, close to Sangriang village, there are some lesser-known falls such as Lyngshiang and Weispi falls. Overall, a visit is worthwhile due to the area’s spectacular natural beauty and tranquilly.
Nongkhnum River Island
127 km from Shillong Airport.
214 km from Guwahati Airport.
Location: Nongkhnum River Island, West Khasi Hills District.
Duration of the experience: 2 days, 2 nights.
Experience Package Price (per day): starting at INR 2,000/- per head or based on a customized itinerary.
- Trek to the nearby Waterfalls.
- Camping at the island.
- Fishing and boating in the local water bodies.
- Tasting the Local cuisine.
Does the package include food and beverages: Based on
- Food is available at INR 200 per meal (per person)
- Local food shops are also available nearby places.
Hosted in which language: Khasi and English.
Best months(s) to visit: September to May.
- Motorable roads.
- Pick up points from Shillong.
- Transportation arrangement.
- Local guides.
- Camping Equipment.
- Parking Area.
Working out with local communities to set up campsites and homestays.
Name: Nongkhnum Guest House
Price (per night): INR 1,500/- per room at the campsite on the island.
Name of host: HAI-KAI ADVENTURE TOURS AND TRAVELS in collaboration with Local
Communities and Guides.
About the host:
Hai-Kai Adventure Tours and Travels is a Travel agency based in Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills District (WKHD). Starting in the year 2019, the group explores exotic and uncharted places within the district.
This venture was created from the interests and ideas of a group of friends who liked exploring the area through years of travel and hikes. “Hai-Kai”, in the local dialect, means “let’s walk”. They provide a sustainable approach that helps maintain the natural balance and simultaneously offers a source of secondary livelihood to those engaged. The group also seeks to promote unknown areas in the region. They establish relationships with local youth in the WKHD communities and provide education, workshops, and training on sustainable practices. Every customer can find a customized package that suits them with HAI KAI’s. Tour guides, camping, trekking, transportation, and camping equipment rentals are among the services offered by the Group.
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