Umiam Lake, Shillong

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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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  • Located very close to Shillong on our way from guwhati. Serene place with very less crowd. Boating option is there.  more »
  • Its a beautiful lake on the way from Guwahati to Shillong. There is some activity center and a park as well. Boating is also there. Avoid the road side food as its not very tasty and hygienic.  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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