Umiam lake is a gorgeous man-made reservoir in the land of Meghalaya. Surrounded by greenery and parts of east Khasi hills, this place presents elegant views from all over the place.
How to reach
Umiam lake is on the way from Guwahati to Shillong.
The nearest airport is at Guwahati airport which is at a distance of about 90km and after reaching Guwahati you can hire a taxi or cab to reach Umiam lake.
The nearest railway station is also Guwahati station and is around 54km from Umiam lake.
If you are already in Shillong then Umiam lake is one hour away from the main city.
Besides that bus service from Guwahati and major parts of the northeast is available to Guwahati and from Guwahati to Shillong.
Best season to visit
The months from March to June are the best months to visit Umiam lake to appreciate the pleasant weather and beauty of the area. The winters are very foggy and block the natural scenic views of the place.
About the place
The serene lake is surrounded by luscious thick greenery all around. With the rich flora and fauna, this place has also a dam that attracts many students and science enthusiasts throughout the year. There are many activities such as boating, skiing, river bus with many other water sports.
Apart from this, the daily life of the people living in the area, the birds, the fishermen canoeing in the lake with their boats adds more elegance to this place. In the summer season, the paths are full of Gulmohar trees.
Umiam lake has attracted a lot of tourists from all over the world. This place is not just a tourist spot in Meghalaya but a memory that will make you smile every time you think of it. So if you are traveling Meghalaya, then you must give it a go.