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“Quiet and beautiful place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Umiam Lake

Ranked #2 of 50 things to do in Shillong
Certificate of Excellence
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Quiet and beautiful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

I love this place. it resembles the 'Lochs' in Scotland. It is quiet and beautiful. It is on the way to Guwahati. If you want to stay here then you need a vehicle for all time because the town is far away.

Visited January 2013
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Numaligarh
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129 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“A beautiful water body amidst lust green hills”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

While on way to Shillong from Guwahati one can see the lake from even a distance. You have to cross the Dam, which is used for Hydro Electric power generation. The lake contains more water because of the Dam.
You can park your car and vsit the lake for some time and come back.
Beautiful place

Visited February 2012
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Mumbai
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119 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Good day trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

Nice expanse of water with a peaceful park. It was pleasant in winters, not so sure of summers.
The boating options are good but a bit of mismanaged.

Visited December 2012
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Bengaluru, India
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71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Must Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

The lake is beautiful and looks awesome in even low visibility. The Meghalaya tourism offers boating facility at the lake with different types of boats such as sail boat, motor boat, pedal boat.

Visited December 2012
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Shillong, Meghalaya, India
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32 reviews
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“Nice scenic view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

It's not "umium", it's "Umiam". 'Um' meaning water and 'iam' meaning 'tears' or 'to cry'. This place is very beautiful and is best viewed in the evening when the sun is about to set n the rays shine beautifully through calm, clear waters of the lake. There is not much to do there, other than enjoy the view and take a boat ride. Ideal for a couple who seek a quiet, romantic time out together. Not very safe children. They can enjoy a lil play time at the small park. Wouldn't recommend them the boat ride as safety measures aren't upto standards.There is a small snack bar which doesn't look very promising regarding food quality and hygiene. Bringing ur own lunch box is recommended. Lavatory facilities are very poor.

Visited November 2012
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