Where is Nongkhnum island located?
Nongkhnum River Island is the biggest river island in Meghalaya and the second biggest river island in Asia, after Majuli Island in Assam. It is located at a distance of about 14 Km from the headquarter of the District, Nongstoin and at a distance of about 63 km from Mairang Sub‐Division.
How do I get to Nongkhnum River Island?
By Air. The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, Assam may not be the nearest but is the most convenient means of travelling via air to reach Nongkhnum Island. The airport is situated at a distance of about 150 km away from Nongstoin, which is the nearest commercial town from the island.
What is 2nd largest island in Asia?
ASIA LARGEST ISLANDS
|Island||Area (km²)||Area (sq mi)|
|Celebes / Sulawesi||174,600||67,413|
Which is the biggest river island in the world?
Majuli, the largest river island in the world is situated right at the heart of Assam on the turbulent waters of the Brahmaputra River.
How can I go to Meghalaya?
You can reach Bagdogra Airport from Gangtok (124 km) and from there catch a flight to Guwahati Airport, which is the nearest airport to Meghalaya (150 km). From there, catch a bus or private taxi for around 5 hours to reach your desired destination in Meghalaya.
Which is the smallest river island in the world?
One such destination in Assam province is the ‘Umananda’ island, the smallest river island in the world, located in the midst of the mighty Brahmaputra river.
Who is the biggest river in Meghalaya?
the Simsang river
Now, let us travel to the biggest river in Meghalaya, the Simsang river.
Which is the smallest island in Asia?
the maldives is the smallest island in asia.
Which is the second largest river island in the world?
Often erroneously claimed to be the second largest river island in Asia, especially for promoting tourism, there are numerous other river islands in Asia much bigger in size than the Nongkhnum Island….Nongkhnum River Island.
|Area||21 km2 (8.1 sq mi)|
What makes Nongkhnum River Island so special?
There are also many rare species of plants and insects that are found on Nongkhnum River Island. Apart from its rather special topography, Nongkhnum Island is surrounded by breathtaking waterfalls – the Weinia Falls, Thum Falls, and Langshiang Falls.
Is Nongkhnum the second largest island in Asia?
The island is formed by the river Wah Kynshi on the west and south and river Namiliang on the north and east. Often erroneously claimed to be the second largest river island in Asia, especially for promoting tourism, there are numerous other river islands in Asia much bigger in size than the Nongkhnum Island.
What is the difference between Majuli and Nongkhnum Island?
Nongkhnum Island is located around 15 km from Nongstoin, the headquarters of the West Khasi Hills. But unlike Majuli, this island is completely uninhabited. Nongstoin is a good 95 km from Shillong, and from Nongstoin, the road to Nongkhnum Island gets really bad.
Where is Nongkhnum in Meghalaya?
Known for its pristine beauty, Nongkhnum is hidden in the lush green landscapes around 160 km from Shillong. The river island was formed by the bifurcation of Meghalaya’s longest river Kynshi into Phanliang and Namliang River.