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West Khasi Hills District

West Khasi Hills is bounded by Ri-Bhoi district in the north-east, East Khasi Hills district in the east, East Garo and South Garo Hills districts in the west, Kamrup District of Assam in the north-west and Bangladesh in the south. Nongstoin is the headquarters. West Khasi Hills District has a climate mildly tropical in the northern and southern foothills, sub-tropical in western and southern parts and temperate in central upland zone. Annual rainfall ranges from 1200 to 3000 mm.

Kynshi and the Khri are the most important rivers. Mawthadraishan peak, lying from east to west, is the most significant hill range of West Khasi Hills District. Kyllang rock, formed of a huge igneous rock, is a major tourist attraction.

West Khasi Hills District offers a lot of scope for adventure tourism in terms of trekking, rock climbing and angling. Tourist attractions include Ranikor, Jakrem (featuring a hot spring of sulphur water), Thum Fall and Weinia Fall on the Kynshi River and Nongkhnum River Island.

Updated on 27th March, 2015

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