After a somewhat tiring journey from Gauhati airport the moment we stepped out of the car into the porch of this place the vacation started in full earnest.
The resort is located by a lake and a pine tree forest.which provide a feast to the eyes. The lake water looks clear and the flora and fauna in the pine tree forest is awe-inspiring. The gigantic pink colored toad-stools, the brilliantly colored butterflies and the flowers growing by the path help one forget the hustle and bustle of daily life very quickly. This is further helped by the hotel staff who prove the most perfect service in an unobtrusive yet caring way. After spending the day outdoors, one can be assured of a clean room, hot water in a large bathroom and a variety of food to eat. The buffet breakfast offers good choices.
The front and back lawns are very tastefully maintained and there is hut at the back which again offers a great view. The hotel staff silently sail in and out to keep insect repellants.
This is one of those great resorts which helps create magical moments with the family.and a picture album to cherish forever.
To be honest initially i was balking at the rates which they were charging (there were no discounts as peak season was on). However , overall this resort exceedeed our expectations in most parameters,
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Ri Kynjai Shillong
- Ri Kynjai Hotel Shillong