Umiam Lake - A Great Place for quick tea break on the way from Guwahati to Shillong, Meghalaya

Umiam Lake is a beautiful place to take a stop while you are traveling from Guwahati to Shillong, but it's not just a lunch break spot but a popular tourist place where lot of tourists in this area come and enjoy water-sports apart from day-time picnic activities around lake-side. This blogpost shares more about Umiam Lake and some facts which can help planning your trip better in this part of Meghalaya state in India.     Related Blogpost from Meghalaya - One Day Trip to Mawlynnong Living Root Bridge & Dauki River from Shillong, Meghayala    Umiam lake was built by the Assam State Electricity Board in the early 1960s and it was created because of the dam created on Umiam river. The dam's original purpose was to store water for hydroelectric power generation unit.    Related Blogpost from Meghalaya - One Day Trip from Shillong to Cherrapunji, Meghalaya    The Umiam lake serves as a major tourist attraction for the state of Meghalaya. It is also a popular destination for water sport and adventure facilities. Tourists visit this spot for kayaking, water cycling, scooting and boating.    Related Blogpost from Meghalaya - Mawsmai Caves - A great place to explore in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya (India)    While you are driving on the road from Guwahati to Shillong, the lake comes on your right and visible for quite a long stretch. There are even places where vehicles stop for tea/maggie breaks from where Umiam lake can be seen. The only photograph used in this blogpost is clicked from one of the break points around the road overlooking Umiam Lake in Meghalaya.     Related Blogpost from Meghalaya - Mawlynnong - Meghalayan Village known for it's cleanness & Living Root Bridge    Apart from storing water in Umiam Lake for electricity generation, Umiam Lake also provides numerous ecosystem services at micro as well as macro levels. Downstream irrigation, fisheries and drinking water cater to local needs & create plenty of opportunities for people living around the lake.    Related blogpost from Meghalaya - Seven Sisters Waterfall, Cherrapunji || Nohsngithiang Falls of Meghalaya    Umiam lake is in outskirts of Shillong and can be visited as a part of Shillong sight seeing or while travelling to or from Guwahati. Boating is available at Umiam Lake. Two types of boats take either 5 or 10 people. One has to wait till gathering of required number of people to buy boating tickets. The place is maintained very cleanly.     Related Blogpost from Meghalaya - Unusual boating experience at Dawki River, at Bangladesh border in Meghalaya (India)

Umiam Lake is a beautiful place to take a stop while you are traveling from Guwahati to Shillong, but it's not just a lunch break spot but a popular tourist place where lot of tourists in this area come and enjoy water-sports apart from day-time picnic activities around lake-side. This blogpost shares more about Umiam Lake and some facts which can help planning your trip better in this part of Meghalaya state in India. 


Umiam lake was built by the Assam State Electricity Board in the early 1960s and it was created because of the dam created on Umiam river. The dam's original purpose was to store water for hydroelectric power generation unit.

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The Umiam lake serves as a major tourist attraction for the state of Meghalaya. It is also a popular destination for water sport and adventure facilities. Tourists visit this spot for kayaking, water cycling, scooting and boating.


While you are driving on the road from Guwahati to Shillong, the lake comes on your right and visible for quite a long stretch. There are even places where vehicles stop for tea/maggie breaks from where Umiam lake can be seen. The only photograph used in this blogpost is clicked from one of the break points around the road overlooking Umiam Lake in Meghalaya. 


Apart from storing water in Umiam Lake for electricity generation, Umiam Lake also provides numerous ecosystem services at micro as well as macro levels. Downstream irrigation, fisheries and drinking water cater to local needs & create plenty of opportunities for people living around the lake.


Umiam lake is in outskirts of Shillong and can be visited as a part of Shillong sight seeing or while travelling to or from Guwahati. Boating is available at Umiam Lake. Two types of boats take either 5 or 10 people. One has to wait till gathering of required number of people to buy boating tickets. The place is maintained very cleanly. 

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