Umiam Lake, Shillong

4.4
Umiam Lake lies some 15 km (9.5 mi) from Shillong tucked away amidst the scenic hills of Meghalaya. Created by damming the Umiam River in the early 1960s, the catchment area of this 10 sq km (3.9 sq mi) reservoir extends over 220 sq km (85 sq mi). The lake has become a major tourist attraction popular for water sports and adventure facilities, as well as a perennial favorite for picnicking. Blue water, green hills, and activities like boating, kayaking, and water cycling attract tourists from far and wide. Visitors pay fees per camera but you can take photos from camera phones. Using our custom trip planner, Shillong attractions like Umiam Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • When arriving from Guwahati or Shillong airport on the way we visited this lake. Landscape was nice, a lot shops there give nice tea and snacks.  more »
  • This lake is so mesmerizing and so soothing for your eyes. Definitely worth a visit to this lake. The water is so calm and serene. Natural Beauty!  more »
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  • This is an amazing and most satisfactory place to see. This is probably the first attraction you see when coming to Shillong trip. There is pretty good stuff to do here. There is boating, gardens and viewpoints. Only concern is that the maintanence should be improved a little. But overall a good place to visit.
  • If you want to spend some quality time then don't go on Saturday and Sunday. Also avoid tourist season. Otherwise place is good. Gigantic lake. Good place for visiting and photography
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