Nongpoh is the administrative headquarters of Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya, which in turn makes it a very significant town. Beautiful rivers, encircling plush green trees, serene climatic conditions are enough to make any trip a comfortable and enjoyable one. The best places to visit in Nongpoh are Umiam Lake, Nongkhyllem wildlife sanctuary, Lum Sohpetbneng, Lum Nehru Park and Dwar Ksuid. Marngar Lake is situated 8km from Nongpoh. The place is surrounded by green vegetation .It is not a picnic spot but one can one stay in one of the bamboo huts provided for visitors. There is a boating zone and a children’s park in the Marngar lake resort.