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A picturesque lake on the outskirts of Shillong city ( approx distance is 16 K.M)...This is also... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Relaxing place

There is a water sports complex if you are interested. Or you can just sit back and enjoy the view... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Shillong, India
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Reviewed yesterday

A picturesque lake on the outskirts of Shillong city ( approx distance is 16 K.M)...This is also known as Bara Pani..Famous Telecom company have made their AD here. One of the chief attraction in Shillong definitely.

Thank ziaur2k
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is a water sports complex if you are interested. Or you can just sit back and enjoy the view till your nerves calm. Wonderful place to relax.

Thank hirockd
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is also known locally as Bara Paanee. The lake has been created by creating a dam on the River Umiam. The road along the lake towards Shillong gives you a great view of the entire place. Just stop on the way and enjoy the...More

Thank sandeepkumarindia
Reviewed 4 days ago

They have jet skies and speed boats from which you can enjoy the serene views of the lake. They also have swimming pools (charged on hourly basis) if you want to.

Thank kannan u
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really very picturesque. But more focus needed on maintenance. Boating on the lake is very interesting.

Thank Sumana214
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every person who would visit Umiam lake, would be lost in the beauty of this place. The lake has an amount of serenity about it. There are two resorts adjoining the lake. Children can have play time at the little play area while the elders...More

Thank Sanchita S
Reviewed 1 week ago

quite and peaceful lake, there was a lone jet ski floating wish it had more water sport options. the surrounding is breath taking. visit it on your way out from shillong

Thank IJeh11
Reviewed 1 week ago

one can enjoy the view of this lake while travelling in shillong. local name is barapani. huge lake, no boating.

Thank Samhita G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Also known as "Bara Pani" among locals. It takes almost 45 minutes to an hour to reach from Shillong police bazar. Natural lake on hill. You can find nice picnic spot in here if you are looking for. Beside the lake they have a small...More

Thank RobinInfinities
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Known as Bada Pani ... a massive water body in the hills. Indeed a majestic view. Options for boating, fishing and other water activities available, which we did not exercise.

Thank RanjanGoenka
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me and my husband plan to visit guwahati shillong cherapunji in sep, oct during durga puja... as we travel along, can any one please suggest a good trip plan for us?? or some budget hotel??? we get a little bit confuse due to read a lot of review... we coming from kolkata... please help....
16 April 2017|
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Response from Abhik G | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you to please finalize the length of the trip and the attractions you want to visit. Guwahati if you ask me there are 3 main places to visit 1- Umananda, 2- Vashisht ashram,3- Kamakhya temple. First two can be... More
Pema Y
would like to vist shillong Umaim lake... wanna know about boathouse night stay*
9 January 2017|
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Response from Smita K | Reviewed this property |
I haven't heard of a boat house on umiam..
Santanu B
what is the average cab charge per day at Shillong
13 October 2016|
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Response from aprmunu | Reviewed this property |
I will tell you about my experience.We hired a cab from Guwahati airport.We paid Rs.12500/- for five days.This included the following: 1.Guwahati to Shillong and back 2.Shillong sightseeing 3.Shillong to Cherrapunjee... More