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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  • I had the opportunity to visit this park in the company of a few local friends. Okay, it's a good Park in the style of El Retiro in Madrid, with a good Lake with boats, ducks, meadows of grass and woodlands... The entrance is payment and I imagine that it is a good place of leisure for residents of Shillong, a beautiful town in the North of the India that boasts a great University on a Campus surrounded by large pine forests. Near the park there is a commercial area absolutely subyugadora, with hundreds of shops and street stalls including street food.
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  • Excellent place for a walk,have boating facilities as well! Highly recommended place for a weekend break with family  more »
  • This is a perfect place for a family with children. Beautiful lawn, plenty of trees ( with some wonderful trees grown in such a way that children can climb them easily), a nice lake with boating facil...  more »
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  • Nice lake to visit... Nearest to the city centre... A very well maintained area and a toilet is available there... Very clean... You may experience boating in this lake.. The area alongside the lake is well decorated by small plants and flowers. There are ducks & a sweet, small house for them on water of the lake.
  • A beautiful place to visit in Shillong city. You can just walk there from Police Bazar. They charge only Rs 10 as entry fee. Loved the overall experience. One of the places you must visit in Shillong! It is really beautiful in the cherry blossom season.
  • Beautiful place My Life My Feet My Way. This is a lovely place in the city of Shillong. I walked down from the police bazaar admiring the beauty of the city and really enjoyed the place. It has a lovely walking path, good boating and fish feeding areas. must visit if you are in Shillong.
  • A small but very well maintained beautiful place.. Boating is also available.. liked it a lot. Lake remains closed on Wednesday.
  • Awesome to hangout. Awesome to hangout. One of the most popular attractions of Shillong, Ward's lake is a must-visit place when in this pristine north-eastern city. Also known as Pollock's Lake, this artificial water body is encircled by an extensive lush garden and lies in the middle of the city. Ward's Lake Shillong. Locally called Pollock's Lake or Nan-Polok, Ward's Lake boasts of being one of the most popular tourist attractions of Shillong. This artificial lake set amidst well-maintained lush botanical garden offering mesmerizing views of the orchids and other colorful flowers lies in the heart of the city.
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