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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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  • Umiam is a Beautiful serene lake surrounded by small green hills. You can go for boating on various types of boats, but charges are steep. eg. 10person boat for 10 mins cost RS.1200. Speed boat for 5m...  more »
  • Umiam Lake is welcoming you on your travel to shillong. It's a really wonderful place to visit and one can spend 3-4 hours. They offer some water sports also like motorboat, Jet-ski also  more »
  • In March the lake is practically 40 % or less full and therefore, nothing great to look at. Fortunately, it happens to be on the Shillong - Sohra road - so there is no detour.  more »