Ward's Lake, Shillong

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Visit an artificial lake dating to the colonial period of the area and feel the ambient of lush green gardens and scenic hills reflecting in the surface of the water at Ward's Lake. The story goes that an inmate at a local prison requested some creative release, bored with the labor camp routine, and, when granted the permission, created this lake some 100 years ago. Participate in local activities of swimming and boating. Enjoy a picnic with family and friends among fountains, gardens, and trails. Feed the fish while standing on the bridge on the lake or from rentable boats. Before you head to Shillong, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Shillong road trip planning site , to make sure you see all that Shillong has to offer, including Ward's Lake.
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  • Though it didn't impressed us much after experiencing high hill lakes at Mawphanlur. But one can choose to do boating here.  more »
  • Boating here starts at just 40 bucks and that's quite a steal. Carry some chana with you and you can feed the fishes at the lake while boating. Fun stuff  more »
  • Not a very big lake but has decent crowd coming. Entry fee is quite cheap. Nice place to go for evening walk  more »

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