Mairang is a prominent town in West Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya and is dominated by the Khasi tribe. It is located in the west of Shillong, the state capital at a distance of 40 km and 45 km from the district headquarters, Nongstoin along National Highway 44E.
The calm and quaint surroundings of Mairang make it a paradise for all nature lovers. The historical monument built in memory of U Tirot Singh, Chief of Hima Nongkhlaw is an important landmark of the place.
A massive dome shape of single rock of granite, rising to an elevation of about 1550 meter above sea level. Kyllang rock lies 78 km from Shillong. According to geologists, this rock is about several million years old. The southern flank is inaccessible because of its slope exceeds 800 over an incline of about 600 feet.
It is believed that the rock possesses a sort of magnetic field, so no one will fall from the slope. Enormous detached blocks of rock features the southern side and dense forests in the northern side. The forest is thickly populated with age-old red Rhododendron trees and oaks along with white Rhododendron trees, which are not found elsewhere.
The southern side of Kyllang Rock is encumbered with enormous detached blocks of rock, while its northern side is clothed with dense forests, containing age-old red Rhododendron trees and oaks besides bushy, white Rhododendron trees.