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“Just another lake”
Review of Umiam Lake

Ranked #2 of 51 things to do in Shillong
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Coonoor, India
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Just another lake”
Reviewed May 20, 2012

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.

Visited October 2011
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Delhi, India
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Neat lake, but not much of an activity.”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

Travellers can go to water sports center and enjoy speed boat or otherwise hand operated boats.

Visited April 2012
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Ahmedabad, India
Level 5 Contributor
28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Best attraction in Shillong”
Reviewed March 7, 2012

On way from the town to the lake there are various points on the highway from where you can get amazing views of the lake and you can go boating for hours on the lake. It is a must see on ur Shillong visit and it is a nice location for nature lovers and photographers.

Visited February 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“big lake for a picnic”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

took a drop at this big lake on the way to shillong ; neat big water body with loads to spots to have nice picnic ; pity that the water was too cold to hav a dip ;
carry your beers / lunch as there is no place to get a decent bite .
also get out by 5 ish as we discoved its pretty dark soon and less chances of getting a ride to shillong

Visited February 2012
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“big lake”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

A big lake where one can spend some time to unwind. The pristine beauty of the lake soothes the mind

Visited January 2012
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