Nongstoin is the headquarters of West Khasi Hills district in the state of Meghalaya in India. In January 2006, Pope Benedict XVI erected a diocese in Nongstoin, covering the West Khasi Hills district. The Franciscan Missionary Brothers of the Catholic Church run a College and a School at Siejlieh, Nongstoin. Since 2015 the annual Nongkhnum Festival was held Nongkhnum River Island. The program conducts are right from pole climbing, trekking, beauty contest, to Moto-Cross and many more. Since the event is co-organised with swacch bharat it was meant to make awareness about Cleanliness. The event is supposed to be plastic free zone. Due to negligence it cost two life who drowned at the river and injured to one person at moto cross event. The lack management had really turn the area full of plastic and bottle in the next day which is being a burden to the volunteer and the villagers to clean up all the messed up. Place of Interest: Nongkhnum River Island and Beach, Weinia Falls, Shadthum Falls, Riatsohkhe Falls, Langshiang Falls, Wei Spi Falls, Shad Chong Falls, Mawthadraishan Peak and Lakes, Pamphyrnai Lake, Umyiap Paddy Field, Rambrai, Urkhli, Mawlangsu, Punglieh, Syllei Iawkhein, Wahriat Falls, Nongstoin Bye Pass, Kynroh, Rwiang river, Wahblei river.

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