How to Reach

By Air

West Khasi Hills is not completely accessible by Air Transport notwithstanding its geographic location and topography against which special Helipads are identified for emergency purposes only for Helicopter Service. Infrastructural development is however another cause to debate but its proximity to the nearest serviced Airport is nonetheless considerate.

Umroi Airport at Ribhoi District is about 119Km from the District HQ and a joyful ride on the winding road of the NH44E is just the perfect excuse.

By Train

At an altitude of 1,300 m above Mean Sea Level and with the topography of the Eastern Himalayas Railways and locomotives has always been a challenge for the region as a whole and in this regard no stone was left unturn when the state government opened its first Railroad at Mendipathar, East Garo Hills. However the broad gauge Railways are only accessible upto main land Assam which is neighbouring the district. Guwahati Railway Station has always been the final frontier for the region in terms of locomotive service.

Guwahati Railway Station at Guwahati City the capital of Assam is about 184Km from the District HQ via NH44E and another 145Km from an alternate route via NH6 and NH106.

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