Dawki is a small place located at the corner of most of Meghalaya. It is not only a tourist spot but it is also the trade hub between Bangladesh and India. Anyways the real attraction of the place is the Umngot river which is crystal clear and pollution-free. You can see the shadow of the boat in the river and small fishes brushing your feet on the banks.
How to reach
The nearest airport from Dawki is Guwahati airport which is just 195km and takes almost 5hours to reach. You can easily hire a cab or book a car to reach Dawki.
The nearest railway station is also at Guwahati and is 173km from the place. Cabs and local transport services are also available.
Besides that road trip is the best way to travel to Dawki via Shillong to enjoy the alluring views of the mountains and waterfalls.
Best time to visit
November to February is the best time to visit this place. The rainy season should be avoided as the water gets muddy and the crystal clear appearance of the river gets ruined.
About the place
Dawki is on the border of India and Bangladesh and is plays a significant role in the transport and export of various things from Bangladesh and India.
The major attraction of the place is the Umngot river due to its crystal clear appearance. The unique charm of the river attracts tourists from all over the world. There is a camping facility beside the river and the nights are spent with bonfire, barbecues and strangers.
The Dawki bridge which was made by the British government has many histories related with it.
Dawki river is a significant place among the tourist places of Meghalaya.The heavenly experience of wandering in the river surrounded by alluring wilderness is the best thing you can do in Meghalaya.