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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  • August 17, 2017
    Take the detour from Shillong Highway toward Umiam Resort and Water Sports Park. You arrive in front of a huge lake with majestic views. A good place for some photos. You can also indulge in water spo...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    A must must visit to this spectacular nature's creation. Spend at least a couple of hours. Sip coffee , take joy ride by boat.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    A beautiful and very large lake which we visited while coming back from Shillong to Guwahati. As it started raining we couldn't enjoy the boating. But you can spend some quality time there.  more »

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