We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Umiam Lake

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Shillong, India

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 425 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 215
    Excellent
  • 167
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Experience the tranquility

If one loves serenity, tranquility and hot Momos, this is the place. The Vast lake is the primary water supplier to Shillong. There are boating, and other Water Sports. Meghalaya... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
Srijan B
,
Mumbai
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

425 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 424: English reviews
Mumbai
Level Contributor
36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

If one loves serenity, tranquility and hot Momos, this is the place. The Vast lake is the primary water supplier to Shillong. There are boating, and other Water Sports. Meghalaya Torism Corp maintains a Hotel by the Lakeside.

Helpful?
Thank Srijan B
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Enjoyed its view with family. It has a natural and scenic beauty of its own. Went in the off season still it was good to see this lake which was on the way from guwahati to shillong

Helpful?
Thank Priya I
Mumbai, India
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This lake is very big and very impressive, it gives you a feel of a wonderful waterbody, there is boat ride available and the nearby garden is beautifully maintained.

Helpful?
Thank pushpamadan100
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can see this lovely spot on way to Shillong a very beautiful view and great spot for some lovely snaps overall this is a 15-20 mins stopover

Helpful?
Thank skamath_13
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely Scenic beauty. While entering Shillong, one can see and visit the Umiam lake and enjoy the scenic beauty of Himalayas of the North East. Easy to reach and best in summers.

Helpful?
Thank Chirag G
Shillong, India
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

for travelers from Guwahati to Shillong, the Manmade Umiam Lake counterpoints the thickly forested stretches along most parts of this highway...impromptu stops can be made to take in the beauty of the lake before one enters the hustle and bustle of Shillong.

Helpful?
Thank PAMU1984
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

huge is the only word that comes to my mind . so huge that almost felt like back waters of an ocean ...

Helpful?
Thank ritzwings
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must stop enroute to Shillong. Wish we could have stayed at a hotel overlooking the lake view. Book early to avoid disappointment. If any of these hotels offered lunch for non-resident guests, its a must do. At least a tea break to soak in the view

Helpful?
Thank SHRDec2016
Hyderabad, India
Level Contributor
140 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is Small stop on your way up from guwahati to Shillong. It's got some views and more than that its got nice place to eat some snacks. You can get corn cobs and also since very nice and juicy pineapple. I had fun stopping here. Nothing much here though

Helpful?
Thank Pulkita P
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Umiam is a major tourist attraction in Shillong, a beautiful lake with breathtaking views with water and mountain merged in the blue sky ... we went there with family and friends in august, 2013 .. the weather was quite comfortable.. Boat riding is a little pricey, but hopefully beautiful out on the lake..

Helpful?
Thank elixirarch

Travellers who viewed Umiam Lake also viewed

 
Shillong, Meghalaya
 

Been to Umiam Lake? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Umiam Lake and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
5 months ago
4 months ago
Kharagpur, India

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Umiam Lake staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?