Nongpoh is an important town and district headquarters of Ri-Bhoi District
. It forms the northern lower portion of the East Khasi Hills and is 53 km away from the state capital, Shillong
There is a famous market situated alongside the road. The surrounding area also has abundant supply of decorative stones such as granite. Orchid Lake Resort is a nearby attraction.
The nearest airport and the railway station are at Guwahati, 124 km from Shillong. It is also well connected by roads and National Highway 40 passes through Nongpoh.