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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  • This lake, formed by a man made dam for, principally, hydro electricity. We visited in early March 2019 and unfortunately the dam level was very low however the dam is very large and looking down on i...  more »
  • Great view u can try boat ride and speed boat for a small round inside the lake.People usually comes for picnic here.  more »
  • Nice lake having front end view point as well as view point from top of hill. Good place for photo-shoot.  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
  • Stressed from work, Not far from Guwahati, visit this place and be calm. Drink a cup of tea with the beautiful weather and view. I would definitely recommend.
  • Great sight. Really pleasant. Can spend lot of time just watching. Stress reliever.
  • Quite scenic water body with ample space for children's park, picnic spot and to spend a leisure day for fishing....
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