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Address: Shillong, India

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A great lake

A great view. Located 15 km to the North of Shillong in the state of Meghalaya. It was created by damming the Umiam river.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great view. Located 15 km to the North of Shillong in the state of Meghalaya. It was created by damming the Umiam river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Umiam Lake is a reservoir located in the hills 15 km to the North of Shillong in the state of Meghalaya, India. It was created by damming the Umiam river in the early 1960s. Umiam Lake is a beautiful artificial water reservoir that serves as a popular tourist attraction of Shillong. This lake came into existence in 1965, after the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The lake is really huge even though I visited in winter season. The view of the lake is just mind blowing, there boating facilities is also available.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Umiam Lake is a must visit place. The place is so serene and relaxing that it is difficult to describe. This is also one of the most popular picnic spots. I went here with my friends and family in January 1st week for a picnic. The place was full of people and we enjoyed a lot. The scenery is also... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually this is visited before entering shillong. The lake is beautiful There are beautiful boat rides but they need some good number of people. There is a speed boat ride too which costs like 800 for 10 mins. There is a nice play area for toddlers. It is spacious thus doesn't look very crowded. Good for photography as well

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Umiam lake is a serene place one must visit during trip to Shillong.. this can be visited on your way in to Shillong from Guwahati. Boating can also be done. The view of the lake is amazing. Such a beautiful place

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good lake, wind blowing. good picsquare area, can take lots of selfies, boating, sppen boats but they are bit expensive.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Umiam lake or Bada paani in their local language. Very nice one. Although the view point is very crowded. Must see.

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Thank Debjani S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's very beautiful place to visit with family and friends, whether for trip or picnic.. It's about 40 kms from Nangpoh and 94 kms from Guwahati.. It takes almost 2 hours 45 minutes from Guwahati. It also has a small children park inside its territory.. A small cantin.. Washrooms are also well maintained and fresh.. It charges Rs. 20 per... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by on the way to Guwahati, its a scenic location and it was raining and windy when we stopped by.. Perfect location to grab a corn on the cob. The lake itself is really beautiful and we got some amazing pictures.

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