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Kongthong Travellers Nest
Kongthong Travellers Nest is located at a distance of 56 kms from Shillong City, promoted by the Indigenous Agro Tourism Cooperative Society, Ltd, Kongthong, Khatar-shnong. Nestled between the Sohra and Pynursla ridges is Kongthong village, a part of the Khatar Shnong (12 villages) area that has for too long gone unnoticed by the outside world. One could best describe this village as an idyllic set to discover the little known fringes of Meghalaya.
Being located between the two more famous ridges, getting to Kongthong by trekking there from either the Pynursla or the Sohra ridge is an adventure that not many will ever experience. Although a difficult trek, there are a myriad of secrets that are revealed along the way. Long forgotten Living Root Bridges, suspension bridges over some of the clearest water ever seen, bamboo groves that sing an eerie silence and little villages tucked away seemingly forgotten by time are a few things one witnesses on this journey.
Kongthong is a quaint village with a distinction in Honey production. The Village used to collect the honey and process into an organic honey which is a highly demand product of this Village and one of the State own product which have brought laurel at the National and International level. The unique culture of Kongthong’s inhabitants is what will perplex and confound a visitor, for while in their fields, they do not call out to each other using their names, they instead sing out names that are given to every individual of the village at childhood. This tune, that is different for everyone, allows them to communicate with each other while working their fields, located along the steep hills around the village, thus creating musical echoes amidst the hills that are probably never heard anywhere else in the world.
The Kongthong Traveller’s Nest houses two cottages, built entirely of bamboo and wood, designed in a way that is traditional to the area.
Activities/Attractions for Guest:
Trekking, Fishing & Angling, Camping, etc.
Local Contact Person: Shri. Rothell Khongsit, Chairman
Contact Number +91-9856060347
Address: Indigenous Agro Tourism Cooperative Society Ltd, Khatarshnong, Sohra
Distance: 56 kms