Umaim Lake is situated in the district of Umiam, 17 kms from shilong. There are facilities for water sports in this tourist attraction including sailing, water skiing, water scooter.

One of the popular tourist spots in Shillong, Umiam Lake is a vast and scenic reservoir that attracts a large number of tourists from across the country. Also known as “Bara Pani” or the Big Water, The Lake is a part of a dam, constructed as a first Hydel Power Project in this North-East Indian State. The cumulative catchment area including both the Dam and the lake is over 220

Intended initially as a reservoir for a Dam, the Lake quickly became one of the most popular tourists’ spots in Shillong, becoming a prominent venue for kayaking, water cycling, boating and scooting. Tourists can also enjoy riding row boats, paddle boats, sailing boats, cruise boats and speed boats as well.

Due to its picturesque, panoramic setting, surrounded by the lush and lofty East Khasi Hills, Umiam Lake is often compared with the beautiful and mesmerizing Lakes of Scotland. The lake also features a beautiful garden named Lum Nehru Park, near its shores that add to its charms. Moreover, there are small islands that rise from the water that look exceedingly beautiful and when glimpsed from UCC (Union Christian College Peak), the lake emerge in all its beauty and splendor.

Visit Timings For Umiam Lake

  • The Umiam lake opens daily for various water sport activities between the times of 9:00 a.m. in the morning to 5:00 p.m in the evening.

A Beautiful Picturesque Area

  • The area of Umaim Lake is surrounded by numerous beautiful sights, enveloped by lush, green hills, making it an ideal spot for those into photography.

Fun Activities in Umiam Lake

  • Childrens and teenagers can go for a number of thrilling and fun activities when at the Umaim Lake.

According to a local belief, the Umiam lake is related to the heaven. Legend say that the lake is formed out of the tears of a deity. It is believed that two sisters in the heaven decided to visit Meghalaya. To shape up their plan, they left together to reach the destination. The plan was to reach Meghalaya and explore this abode of clouds. Unfortunately, only one sister could reach the destination. For the loss of her sister, she cried her heart out and thus giving birth to the beautiful lake.

Tourists visit the lake to spend some quality time in the lap of mother nature. Kayaking, water cycling, scooting and boating are the few activities that tourists can enjoy during their visit to this amazing lake. There is a water sports complex, which consists of Nehru park and Orchid Tourist Home. All these are providing a wide choice of water sport activities to the tourists. Visitors can choose as per their taste and skills.

Barapani is one of the most picturesque attractions in Meghalaya. This is the reason, the state tourism department has taken the initiative to develop it and present it in an improved way to the global travellers.

Inside the compound is the Orchid Lake Resort, run by the Meghalaya Tourism Department. One can expect to find fine rooms with balconies, a restaurant and an attached bar and buffet meals.

Tourists can travel to Umiam Lake by private or shared taxis which readily ply on the area and ferry tourists. People coming towards Shillong from Guwahati will get the lake on the way. The Umiam lake is just before the shillong city. We can provide tourist cars for tourists visiting the lake at the best rates. You can book your Meghalaya tourist car with us and pay later.