Went with a group of 25-30 for a business seminar in Aug 2011. Even though I am from this part of the country and have been to Shillong multiple times in the past; but I was blown by the sheer beauty of this place.
The location is simply amazing; with civilization far far away literally and figuratively.
Amazing rooms with just exquisite local decor.
I really enjoyed the 2 days that I was there and would love to visit here whenever I get an opportunity.
Prices are a bit steep but very much worth it for the peace and quiet you get here.
If you go, don't miss the early morning mist over the lake !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ri Kynjai Shillong
- Ri Kynjai Hotel Shillong