Nongstoin is the headquarters of West Khasi Hills districts of Meghalaya. It has an average elevation of 1409 metres. The climatic condition is pleasant during summers and cold in the winters. The lush green hilly town is the gateway to several tourist places in West Khasi Hills Districts. Travellers from Shillong can break their journey at Nongstoin town before resuming their journey to popular tourist places such as Nongkhnum Island, Langshiang Falls, Mawthadraishan Peak, Pamphyrnai Lake,Weinia Falls etc.
Nongstoin is famous for the Embroidery Stone and is a must visit place for travellers. It is a naturally formed stone with embroidered design engraved on it.
Shad Suk Mynsiem which is also known as the Spring Dance is a popular thanksgiving festival in Nongstoin. It is normally celebrated during the month of May
Nongstoin is about 93 Km from Shillong. Local taxis and buses are easily available from Shillong.