Umiam Lake
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  • K V Sebastian
    Jamshedpur, India22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good lake.
    It is a very good and vast lake on the way from Shillong airport to Shillong city. Not that great but unique. The systems are a bit developing stage. Tourists are visiting. There is a good resort nearby. Still there are teething issues. There is a long walking track along the sides of lake with tree houses in between. You get good breeze on these tree houses.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • AmulAwasthy
    Pune, India4,117 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Serene
    This pretty lake is situated on the Outskirts of Shilong. If you are coming via Guwahati than you can cover it before entering Shilong. Boating is available here and a Souvenir shop and restaurant is also there. We visited this place early morning and there was no crowd at all. Overall a very good visit to this quaint and Serene lake
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 February 2024
  • Varun A
    Mumbai, India6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mesmerising lake and exceptional landscape
    Magnificent lake. Definitely recommend visiting this place for the serenity and picturesque views. The boat ride is a good experience, though very very short. This comes on the way from Guwahati to Shillong or vice versa. Do cover it during this transit and don’t need to take out a separate day for this.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 March 2024
  • Rahul A
    Mumbai, India64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, pristine lake. Not to be missed
    Large beautiful Lake. Serene, Peaceful and Clean. The boat ride is only for 5 mins though. Enjoyed a lot. This lake can easily be covered either while entering Shillong or leaving for Guwahati
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 March 2024
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Arun K
Nagpur District, India3,374 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Umiam Lake, a mesmerizing man-made reservoir, located at a distance of 15 kilometres north of Shillong . One of the most iconic sites in the entire Meghalaya, Umiam Lake is a perfect spot for leisure and rejuvenation. The reservoir / lake was formed after a dam was constructed to generate hydroelectric power in the 1960s and has been a treat to visitors’ senses ever since.

In addition to the lake being a popular picnic spot among locals and tourists visiting Shillong, the scenic beauty of the vast lake with azure waters is truly enchanting and makes it an ideal spot for landscape photographers. The sunrise at the lake is a treat to watch and shouldn't be missed.
Umiam Lake is one of the best tourist places in Shillong for adventure…. you can even indulge in thrilling water activities like kayaking, boating, and cruising here

Lake famous as " BADA PANI " with locals.
Written 11 April 2020
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Anjali T
Guwahati, India77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Umiam lake always feels good and looks good with its vastness and wonderful sunsets ( on most days). Some activities are always on offer like speed boat rides and some can be organised like kayaking etc.

You do have 3-4 good ( expensive) accommodation around it.
But nothing much for budget travellers.

For me kayaking and carrying a picnic basket or packed lunch worked in the past but calm water kayaking can become dull after a while. It’s good for the newly initiated.
Written 4 July 2022
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AnkuDTraveller
Bengaluru, India27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
As it was on the way to Shillong, we did boating there. The boating is very costly, we enjoyed though. After 5 days while returning from Shillong we visited lake view point and the lake view was quite mesmerizing. A good way to end the trip.
Written 23 December 2021
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Vagish Dixit
Hyderabad, India209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
This is beautiful lake with various boat rides available. We took a private motor boat for 20 minutes that cost Rs 4000 (Rs 1000 per 5 minutes) which was quite fun for the 4 of us. "Go for it" would be my advice ❤❤
Written 9 January 2021
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Pooja Tuteja
New Delhi, India38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Umaim Lake was the first treat to the eyes, enroute to Shillong from Guwahati airport. We stopped here during the evening and walked up to the lake from the parking area.
It offered us an amazing sun set view and a relaxed evening. You can sit by the lake and either enjoy a boat ride or experience the serenity as it was quite peaceful with very less crowd.
Initially it seemed to be a small man made lake but when we started our journey back in the car, it continued along the road and was pretty extensive. I wanted to come back and enjoy the expanse of this lake, which we did while coming back to Guwahati airport. You can spend one full day here and enjoy with family.
Written 12 November 2022
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Ahmad Sharif
Sylhet City, Bangladesh34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The lake is picturesque and charming. It is windy, warm and sunny place and a perfect place to pass your time with friends, family even solo.

This is a great place also photographers. You can shoot amazing landscape photo from here.

It is located at Shillong-Guwahati road and you can park your car at 20 INR.
Light snake , tea, coffee, different drinks, and other local foods like banana, maize are available.
Written 22 February 2020
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San017
Glasgow, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Mesmerising view of nature may be seen here at Umiam lake. Experience of 5 minutes motor boat trip is amazing. We can See the Magic of nature here. Don't See it from upper road local persons call it borapani so come here and don't miss the motor boat ride.
Written 27 April 2022
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Rahul A
Mumbai, India64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Large beautiful Lake. Serene, Peaceful and Clean. The boat ride is only for 5 mins though. Enjoyed a lot. This lake can easily be covered either while entering Shillong or leaving for Guwahati
Written 29 March 2024
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Hemanth K
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
It's a huge and beautiful lake. Can visit on the way from Guwahati to Shillong if time permits as it closes by 5 pm. We could not do it on the way so had to come back from Shillong next day and took almost an hour due to traffic. Only one type of boating was available which can accommodate 10. They expect you to gather 10 people and buy the ticket which is bad, instead they could have given individual tickets and start the ride after 10 people are available. But boating was a good experience.
Written 6 June 2022
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Mallika
Bengaluru, India137 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
After being in Meghalaya for couple of weeks, we found nothing special in the lake. It is vast undoubtedly but beyond that there was nothing unique, the scenery is on par with anything else in Meghalaya . It has the usual water activities. Would suggest visiting on the way to Gauhati and not dedicate or plan for this spot.

Tip: If you do not have much time and need just a few pics, there is another path from the road that takes you directly to the lake shore through a few steps. No need to pay for entrance or parking from here.
Written 26 June 2024
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