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Ri Kynjai translates into Khasi as land of serenity. This Spa-Resort presiding over the picturesque Umiam lake 16kms from Shillong is aptly named "Ri Kynjai - Serenity By The Lake". The architecture is inspired and derived from the original Khasi thatch huts. Supported on tall circular stilts on the terrace of the hotel blocks are the hybrid cottages derived from vernacular Khasi architecture. These cottages serve to portray the transition from tradition to modernity and have an interpretation of the traditional upturned boat roof done in metallic thatch fused to modern gables. Each cottage has a fireplace in the living/ bedroom area and the mezzanine floor has an additional bedroom arrangement.
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Lovely view and relaxing resort facilities. Buffet breakfast spread amazing and comparable to European standards. Highly Recommended ! Very bump road to the resort - almost non existent and quite precarious. Reachable only by vehicle.
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We were on a 14 night North East States tour and finished the rough/tough part of Arunachal first and wanted to relax the last two days before going home. Ri Kynjai was just the place for a relaxing stay. The hotel is beautifully designed and our lake facing rooms were perfect.
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The location is superb overlooking the lake. The accomodation and food were excellent, the staff went out of their way to look after us. It was the best plece we stayed in India in terms of ambience. Truly Serenity by the Lake.
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Ri Kynjai is a stunning property on the edge of Lake Umiam. Our room was spacious and superb and the view was stupendous. We had booked one night at this resort as we wanted to get away from Bombay and enjoy the peace and quiet of this serene location. So it was disappointing
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This place is a little bit away from shillong,but worth staying,lovely wooden cottages,overlooking the umaimi make,very serene,peaceful. You need to book in advance to get a booking here,it's generally very full. Rahul at the restaurant was very courteous and ensured we felt
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Porch and Cottages in the evening.
Khasi Hills & Umiam lake view
Lake Umiam at sunrise
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2 nights is enough. Roads are good. 3and a half hours from Gauhati airport. Room overlooking the lake is good.
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It will take almost 3hrs to reach the resort from airport. Roads are jexcellent. Wonderful roads surrounded by lush green trees and vegetation. They cater to both veg and non-veg people. 2 to 3 nights is good enough. It’s far from main Shillong and the road to Shillong is too crowded except on sundays. Select lake viewing rooms. To include kaziranga you will need more time like 2 to 3 days for kaziranga.
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Good for vegetarians also. No packages as far as I am aware. However, if full family, book a cottage. That should be cheaper than booking 2 rooms.
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No boss. This us atleast 3 kns from highway on a lake. Advice to take food in the resort
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"Lake view rooms or the cottages."
"The lake view rooms and cottages have the best views"
"If you are going here to enjoy the peace and quiet, make sure there is not event on the lawns."
"Ask for the room with lake views."
"Opt for the lake view superior rooms or the cabins."
US$154 - US$262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ri kynjai shillongri kynjai hotel shillong
IndiaMeghalayaEast Khasi Hills DistrictShillong
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