Heading out from Shillong to the International exchange course bordertown of Dawki is a wonderful travel of 95 kilometers going through profound chasms and gorges, which is positively an exciting encounter. On drawing nearer Dawki is the Umngot waterway, the setting of the yearly vessel race held during March – April at Umsyiem.
The Umngot waterway is the normal limit between Ri Pnar or Jaintia Hills with Hima Khyrim of Khasi slopes over which is a solitary range suspension scaffold was built. This is the passage to Bangladesh where significant fare and import exchanges occur.
The small border town of Dawki in the West Jaintia Hills has the famous river Umngot which is a major tourist destination in Meghalaya. Dawki lies between India and Bangladesh and is the trade hub between the two countries. This small city is also famous for its famous Umngot river and a beautiful bridge.
People flock to the city to enjoy a boat ride in the Umngot river, and view of the nearby sights. During the spring season the tourist activities can be widely seen. A boat riding competition is hosted. The cold water, beautiful suspension brides and the surrounding greenery make it a worth visit.
Travelers enjoy being part of this magnificent scenery and enjoy nearby sights and sounds. Soothing natural beauty of this town and rushing water of Umngot River is a perfect combination for all kinds of visitors either looking for peace or for an adrenalin rush through adventure. This town has it all. Often visited by tourists around the world, this place has a scenic beauty which travelers can’t quit talking about even months after their visit to this attractive town.
Absolutely sublime beauty with crystal clear waters and a delightful boat ride in the lake that make it a fantastic day trip for the entire family! The lake borders Bangladesh, where one can see the equally intrigued people on the other side. A short 15 min drive from the river will take you to the India Bangladesh border which is manned by our brave BSF Jawans.
It is a pleasurable 3 hour drive to Dawki from Shillong, amidst lush green mountains. The magnificent sight of the crystal clear Umgnot river is overwhelming.
We provide conducted tours to Dawki and other places in Meghalaya. You can also hire a car with us from Shillong to Dawki. Contact us to hire a car or book a car online, whichever feels easy for you. You can hire a car now and make a payment later after you receive the service.