We landed in Guwahati and took a car to Shillong. In hindsight we should have taken flight. The journey took us 4 hrs. This resort is outside Shillong. Also the approach looks little shady. But as soon as you enter the view is breathtaking. It is by the lake and true to its name it is "serenity by the lake"
Rooms are double level. So kids have a wonderful space of their own upstairs. Every room has a lake view and a balcony to sit by. You can spend entire day just lounging in the balcony. It is very relaxing atmosphere.
The resort by itself is not very large. There are no other amenities like swimming pool or sporting activities for kids. Food options are VERY limited and service is quite slow. Bar has very good options.
It has a small plantation area which is nice to have the morning walks in. There are hardly any activities for kids though
Despite all this sheer beauty of the resort makes up for lack of these things. This is one resort i want to go back to again.
Nearby places are shillong city and 2.5 hrs drive to Cherrapunji.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ri Kynjai translates into Khasi as land of serenity. This Spa-Resort presiding over the picturesque Umiam lake 16kms from Shillong is aptly named "Ri Kynjai - Serenity By The Lake". The architecture is inspired and derived from the original Khasi thatch huts. Supported on tall circular stilts on the terrace of the hotel blocks are the hybrid cottages derived from vernacular Khasi architecture. These cottages serve to portray the transition from tradition to modernity and have an interpretation of the traditional upturned boat roof done in metallic thatch fused to modern gables. Each cottage has a fireplace in the living/ bedroom area and the mezzanine floor has an additional bedroom arrangement. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ri Kynjai Shillong
- Ri Kynjai Hotel Shillong