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Umian Lake

In the state of Meghalaya, India there is beautiful lake to visit known as Umian Lake. This lake is located in the hills of Shilong at the distance of 15 km. This lake is also known as Barapani Lake. This lake is famous for water sports. There are many beautiful attractions in this place. There are many things to do like Water cycling, kayaking, Scooting and Boating. Thousand of visitors come here to do these things. Umian lake covers the area of 220 square km. The type of Umian Lake is Reservoir. Umian Lake is created by Damming the Umian River. This lake is created in the year of 1960. This place is popular for Adventure facilities. There are many other things to do in this lake which are attracts the tourists every year. Water complex offers many things like Row boat, Paddle Boat, Cruise boats, Sailing Boats etc. The name Umian is translate into the words "Water of Tears".  The ideal duration of this place is 1 to 2 hours.


By the Assam state electricity Board the Umian Lake was build in the year of 1960. The main purpose of Dam was to store the water for power generation. It covers the vast area of 10 square km.  This lake has been termed as Barapani which means Big Water and By damming the Umian river Umian lake is create.


Places to Visit Near Umian Lake

  • Shilong : The distance of this place is 15 km.
  • Guwahati : The distance of this place is 70 km.
  • Mangaldai : The distance of this place is 94 km.
  • Nagaon : The distance of this place is 111 km.

Opening - Closing Time

The timing of Umian Lake is 9:00 Am to 5:00 PM in all days of week.

How To Reach

By Air : The nearest Airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi international airport. This airport is located in Guwahati with the distance of 59 from Umian Lake.

By Rail : Guwahati railway station is the nearest railway station.

By Road : Government of Meghalaya provides number of buses from Guwahati.