Ward's Lake, Shillong

4.2
#3 of 25 in Parks in Shillong
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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  • A historical lake amidst the city, with a waterbody, a wooden bridge, goose and ducks swimming in, other water birds swooping in for a snack in the water, children playing around in the meadow like pa...  more »
  • Definitely worth stopping here and walk around the lake or take a boat ride. It is well laid out and has beautiful flowers.  more »
  • Excellent mesmerising beauty.One of biggest lake in Shillong.I would suggest all the tourist not to miss this attraction of a kind.  more »
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  • Nice park ..nothing much to do than to take a quiet stroll.boating facilities are there.boating charges are from Rs 80 (for 2 )to Rs 500 for 25 minutes.Entry is Rs 10 per head .Nice bridge at the center of the pool.You can also try out the traditional dresses being offered by locals near the boating ticket counter for a reasonable price .There is also a restaurant in the lake premises "Bamboo hut "offering basic foods .Nice place .Must visit.Very pocket friendly.
  • Beautiful park present near police bazaar which is heart of the city. It has a big man made lake with boating facility and a restaurant. The lawns are green and there are some cherry trees also inside the park. The cherry trees blossom between last week of October & second week of November. There is also a wooden bridge on the lake which makes the more attractive.
  • A beautiful lake artificially made by Brtish officer William Ward. Its situated at Police Bazar, the heart of the city. Maintained really well and an amount of 10 is charged per person. There is pedal boat service available here. A restaurant is also there inside. Visitors can make use of the long walking path for evening workouts.
  • Marvellous. Situated near the police bazar. Just the walking distance. The natural beauty is beyond any description. Very clean. You can do some boating here and if you want then you can also have the local khashi outfit at just rs 50
  • A small artificial lake at the centre of the town. Water is not clean. Live jackets are old and dirty. Price of boating for 4 is 200inr for 45 minutes. Good for time passing but not satisfying.
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