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“Better stay option than Shillong”
Review of Umiam Lake

Ranked #2 of 51 things to do in Shillong
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New Delhi, India
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
110 attraction reviews
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“Better stay option than Shillong”
Reviewed October 9, 2011

This beautiful lake is the best place to stopover in Meghalaya . The private Ri Kynjai Hotel is very appealing and has a wonderful location . The Govt owned Orchid Resort has had a very bad press but is in the process of refurbishment and maybe worth a look in after a few months . The water '' sports '' from the jetty near the Orchid Resorts consists of mainly a Speed Boat and a Slow Motor Boat - both moderately priced . It was around Rs 300 for the Speed Boat [ for 3 persons ] and Rs 75 per head for the Motor Boat . The motor boat requires 10 pax to run . This is a highlight of any trip to Shillong - Cherrapunji and a nights stay is highly recommended as the real magic is in the morning and evening .

Visited October 2011
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Guwahati, India
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“Stop and take in the fresh air”
Reviewed September 22, 2011

The lake is 12 kilometers before Shillong . in August the lake was brimming with water from the monsoons. Water sports facilities are available but we did not try them . A hotel on its banks would be a good place to stop and have a cuppa. Plenty of fresh air and a good place for fishing . The Lake is unavoidable if you go up to Shillong

Visited August 2011
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“A divine lake in the Indian Scottland”
Reviewed December 22, 2008

This lake is one of the greatest attraction of Meghalaya,comes on the way to Shillong from Guahati.Spread over kms of area amidst hills of different sizes in a very calm and quiet condition.This is the main water resource of the area and is also known as Barapani.Boating on the lake is also a fantastic experience.One Govt. hotel and a private hotel is there.Watching this lake in a moonlit night is simply excellent.And fisherman catching fish from his boat is also a great site.This tourist spot is few kms away from Shillong.Hence its better to include this place in the Shillong trip.

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