The lake is manmade with a dam. The lake supplies water to all of Meghalaya. Hardly a tourist attraction, since the Tourism Department has only made a view-point as late as in 2011. Situated on the main highway, the view-point offers a nice view, bhut a five-minute halt is all that is presently, necessary. There' s a resort (Orchid-Lake Resort), a little off the main road, and worth a stay.