Meghalaya is one such state which offers tourists with breathtaking natural views. Among the list, the famous Dawki Lake is something which a true nature lover just can’t miss. Read on to find out more about the cleanest river in Asia which flows through the Mawlynnong village in Meghalaya.
The Famous Dawki Lake
Meghalaya is surrounded by lush green forest,pine-covered hills, and beautiful waterfalls. One among them is the Dawki lake. It is famous for its crystal clear water. Also known as the Umngot river, the water is so clear that boats seem to be floating on a crystal glass surface. As per the Ministry of Jal Shakti,” One of the cleanest rivers in the world. It is in India. River Umngot, 100 Kms from Shillong, in Meghalaya state. It seems as if the boat is in air; water is so clean and transparent. Wish all our rivers were as clean. Hats off to the people of Meghalaya.”
Natural Beauty Worth Admiring At Dawki Lake
The view of crystal clear water is soothing to the eyes and the cleanliness is worth admiring. Colorful pebbles, rocks, and fishes floating in the emerald green waters add to the beauty of the place. The small fishing boats in the water resemble a wonderland. Everything here is worth clicking.
Are There Any Activities Available?
Tourists here can have a boating experience in the river which is around 15-20 meters deep. Due to the crystal clear water, everything inside of the famous Dawki lake is visible. Boating can be done with four people in a boat along with one fisherman. The cost of a boating trip for a single person here is Rs. 500. The duration of the trip varies from half an hour to one hour. Other activities available here are cliff jumping and zip-lining.
What About The Location?
Dawki is a small town located in the East Jaintia Hills, Umngot river flows through here. It is near the India-Bangladesh border. Guwahati is the nearest airport at 175 km. One can reach here by taking a car or bus from Guwahati or Shillong. It is worth noting that all the activities like boating are restricted in the monsoons. So, the ideal time to visit this place is between January to May.
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Where Else Can You Go?
Once you are done exploring the natural views of the Dawki lake, do not forget to visit the Mawlynnong village. It is considered as the cleanest village in Asia and is termed the ‘God’s own garden’. It is 30 km away from Dawki. The India-Bangladesh border can also be a choice if you have plans to travel via road.