Wards Lake Shillong

Wards Lake Shillong

History, Timings, Entry Fee Boating Tickets, Photography Cost, Joggers Monthly Passes, Parking, Location, Booking, How to Reach.

Wards Lake Shillong History:

Wards Lake located in Shillong is one of the beautiful destinations to hang out. Both Locals and tourists visit this place. The Lake has a beautiful wooden bridge and boating is also been facilitated. This place is perfect for photography. Also, there are many fishes swimming in the lake through fishing is been prohibited in this lake one can definitely feed these fishes. Also, some local vendors sell puffed rice and some other kinds of stuff to feed the fish. This lake looks spectacular both in the morning and in evening.

Wards Lake Shillong Timings:

Opened All Days Of The Week
Closed On Every Tuesday
March to October:
Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 6.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 8.30 am to 7.00 pm
November to February:
Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm

Wards Lake Shillong Entry Fee:

Category Cost
Adults Rs 10/- per head
Minors Rs 5/- per head
Senior Citizens (With ID Proof) Rs 5/- per head
Disabled Persons (With ID Proof) Rs 5/- per head
Attendant (With ID Proof) Rs 5/- per head
Morning Joggers:
Monthly Pass Rs 100/- per head
Yearly Pass Rs 1200/- per head

Photography in Lake:

Camera Type Cost
Still Camera Camcorder Rs 20/-
Video CamNon-Commercialcial Rs 200/-
Advertisement / Movie Camera Rs 2000/-
Camera For Film Shooting Rs 2000/-

Boating at Wards Lake Shillong:

  • Boating Timings:

In Summers 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
In Winters 9.30 am to 4.00 pm
  • Boating Tickets:

No. Of Seaters per Boat Ticket Cost Duration
2 Seaters Rs 50/- per head 25 minutes
2 Seaters Rs 80/- per head 45 minutes
Note: Total Weight 120 kg Allowed for 2 seaters Boat Ride
4 Seaters Rs 100/- per head 25 minutes
4 Seaters Rs 160/- per head 45 minutes
5 Seaters + Boatman Rs 170/- 25 minutes
5 Seaters + Boatman Rs 290/- 45 minutes
8 Seaters + Boatman per Boat Rs 240/- 25 minutes
Note:·       Trained Boatman Available Rs 20/- per Ride
·       No. of persons exceeding the limit is fined Rs 500/-

Fishing at Wards Lake:

  • Fishing in Lake is Prohibited
  • Feeding the fish in the lake is allowed
  • (Puffed rice at the entrance is available as feed to the fish)

Parking at the Wards Lake:

Not Available

How to Reach Wards Lake Shillong?

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.
  • From the Police Bazaar (Shillong) the Lake is at a distance of 2 km; from there one can walk to the park or else can hire a cab to reach the Park.
  • The Lake is located adjacent to the Shillong’s Club from there it is Just at a walkable distance, so one can walk or go for a Taxi to reach the Lake

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  1. It is a very beautiful place in Shillong and is nearby Police Bazar. The Lake is very serene and scenic.