Umiam Lake Meghalaya

History, Entry Fee, Boating, Timings, Location, Shillong Places to Visit, Umiam lake places to stayBarapani Boathouse Booking, Photography, How to Reach

Umiam Lake History:

Umiam Lake also known as Barapani Lake is beautiful and most happening tourist spot of Shillong. Umiam Viewpoint known as  “Mawlai Mawiong Rim” gives a scenic view. This place is quite pleasant and beautiful also perfect for photography. The lake also offers boating to the visitors which is extra credit available here. There is also a special feature that is the houseboat. This place is perfect for going picnic. One can easily get to the Lake destination via their own vehicles or by any hired vehicles easily.

Umiam Lake Entry Fee:

Entry Fee of The Lake Rs 20/- per head
Entry for Children’s Park:
Allowed (Below 12 years) Allowed
Adults Not Allowed
Note: Adults Violating rules (i.e. entering Children’s Park) have to pay fine Rs 1000/- per head

Umiam Lake Boating House:

Boat Type Cost Capacity of the Boat
Duration
Cruise Boat Rs 100/-  per head 10 Members 10 minutes
Speed Boat Rs 400/-  per boat 3 Members 5 minutes
High-Speed Boat Rs 100/- per head 12 Members 10 minutes
Sailing Boat capacity Rs 300/-  per boat 2 Members 10 minutes
Motor Boat Rs 75/- per head 10 Members 5 minutes
Water Scooter Rs 400/- per head 3 Members 5 minutes
River Boat Rs 75/- per head 20 Members 10 minutes
House Boat Rs 1500/- per boat 5 adults & a Kid For 24 Hours

Umiam Lake Boathouse Price:

Rs 1500/- per Boat

Note: Prices may change depending on the season

Barapani boathouse booking:

Barapani Boathouse can be Booked at Rs 1500/- per boat

places to stay:

  • Ri Kynjai – Serenity By The Lake
  • Orchid Lake Resort
  • Meera Holiday Villa
  • Travellers Bed & Breakfast
  • Hotel Polo Towers Shillong

Umiam Lake Location:

Barapani Lake,

North Shillong,

Meghalaya 793122

Photography at the Lake :

Allowed

Photo Booth:

Local Outfit and Photo Rs 100/-

How to Reach Lake?

By Airport:

Umroi Airport (Barapani) is the nearest Airport to Shillong which is 25 km away

By Railway Station:

Guwahati Railway station is the nearest railway station to Shillong which is 68.73 km away from Shillong

By Road:

  • Direct Buses are available from Guwahati to Shillong; also many private vehicles ply directly to Shillong.
  • The Barapani Lake is about 15 km from Shillong, from there one can hire Taxi to reach the Lake
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