Umiam Lake

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Located 15 Kms from Shillong, Umiam Lake is an enthralling man-made reservoir. The lake was formed after a dam was constructed for generating hydro-electric power. The picturesque Umiam Lake is surrounded by lush green surges of East Khasi Hills making it look no less than a scenery. The sunrise at the lake is mesmerizing and should not be missed. The park adjacent to the lake is quite pleasant and well suited for picnics.

The scenic lake is encircled by thick coniferous expanding over an area of about 222 sq. Kms. It's an ideal place for nature lovers owing to its flourishing flora. You can take a long boat ride and comfort yourself with tranquility of the surroundings or you can also enjoy various water sport activities that are offered here. Apart from these activities, you can also observe the life and work of the natives who come by the lake for collecting twigs and grass or for fishing in the still waters.

During the summers, the shores of the lake look flamboyant with beautiful Gulmohar trees, while during the Winters, the water level recedes and its colour deepens.

The place is always open however, the watersports and activities can be enjoyed only between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Activity charges: Rs. 20 (pedal boat)
Rs. 200 (Skiing)
Rs. 50 (Scooter)
Rs. 50 (River bus)
Rs. 100 ( Yachting)
Location: Umiam, Meghalaya 793103
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: Always open