Northeast India is a hidden treasure full of natural beauty, lush green lands and beautiful, serene water bodies. One such place is the picturesque and stunning Umiam lake located just 15 km from Shillong. Famous for water sports and a popular hangout for locals as well as tourists, Umiam Lake was created by damming the Umiam river. Kayaking, water cycling or scooting and boating can be enjoyed here. Meghalaya Tourism Department has developed this region as a tourist spot, and also runs the Orchid Tourist home overlooking the lake.
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Due to its convenient location, you can just stop by on your way to Shillong to catch a glimpse of this beautiful lake. The hills in the backdrop make for a mesmerizing landscape and the ambiance, like most places in Meghalaya, is quite calm and rejuvenating.
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