Dawki River, Shillong: A hidden paradise in Meghalaya

Suspension Bridge at Dawki, Shillong

Hey Everyone,

Dawki River, also known as Umngot River is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Shillong.
This beautiful hidden gem is situated about 82kms south of Shillong and the best way to reach there is by taking a private car or renting a cab.
This place doesn’t attract that much tourist but is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited.
The specialty of this place is its crystal clear water and its suspension bridge. The water here is so clear, that you can even see the river bed.


So on the 3rd day of our Assam-Meghalaya trip, we booked a private cab from our Hotel at Shillong. It took us around 4hrs to reach this place. If you go through a travel agency make sure they have this place on their list.

And if you are traveling on your own, then make this place at number one on your priority.

Get up early and try to reach the place within 11A.M. to experience the best view.

Another interesting this about this place is that it is located at India-Bangladesh Border.

So from here, you can easily see Bangladesh.
A must thing to do here is taking the boat ride. They will take to a small rock island and it’s beautiful.

Boat Ride Charge: ₹500-₹700

The duration of the boat ride was about 45minutes and it’s an awesome experience.
The price is definitely worth it. The scenic beauty of this place is extraordinary.
The best time to visit this place is during the spring season. A boat riding contest is also organized during that time.
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