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West Khasi Hills,Meghalaya

West Khasi Hills is an administrative district in the state of Meghalaya in India.( West Khasi Hills,Meghalaya )

History of West Khasi Hills,Meghalaya

The West Khasi Hills district was carved out of the erestwhile Khasi Hills district, which was divided into West and East Khasi Hills districts on 28 October 1976.

Geography

The district headquarters is located at Nongstoin. The district occupies an area of 5247 km2.

Culture in West Khasi Hills,Meghalaya

Khasi society has greatly been transformed by many factors which have arisen in recent times. Adoption of the Western style of life, especially among the literate and educated, have been quite rapid although the matrilineal laws of inheritance and succession and the other cultural traits are still retained.

Places of interest

  1. Langshiang Falls, third-highest waterfalls in India
  2. Mawthadraishan Peak, second highest peak in Meghalaya
  3. Nongkhnum River Island, Langshiang Falls, Weinia Falls, Thums Falls
  4. Umyiap Paddy Field, longest paddy field in northeast India
  5. Ranikor
  6. Kyllang Rock
  7. Rambrai
  8. Langpih, a village which is the subject of a territorial dispute with neighbouring Kamrup District, Assam