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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. Our Shillong vacation trip planner makes visiting Umiam Lake and other Shillong attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is Small stop on your way up from guwahati to Shillong. It's got some views and more than that its got nice place to eat some snacks. You can get corn cobs and also since very nice and juicy pine...  more »
  • Lake Umiam is a major tourist attraction in Shillong, a beautiful lake with breathtaking views with water and mountain merged in the blue sky ... we went there with family and friends in august, 2013 ...  more »
  • There is a very engrossing mythological story surrounding this lake. U need to trek down a long way to touch the water of the lake. Else u can also enjoy the view from the view point. Sunset is experi...  more »