Ward's lake is tantamount to Shillong as Kutub Minar to Delhi & Tulips to Holland. Positioned in the mid of the city it’s a simulated lake forged with splendor from the days of Britishers. At a distance of 56 kilometres from Shillong, Lake Thadlaskein is a stunning spot for picnic, outing and boating. Lake Umhang is another popular spot among tourists, weekend visits and picnics. Here you can avail the facilities of water sports like Kayaking & water skiing meant for people interested in adventure and for people who are not too brave there is boating.
Thadlaskein Lake :
Situated at a distance of 56 kilometres from Shillong & at a distance of 8 kilometres from Jowai off NH-44, this intriguingly serene lake is a well-known spot for picnics. Believing the tradition, the cohorts of the Jaintia Chieftain U Sajar Nangli grasped the lake. There was a difference of opinion between the Chieftain and the king of Jaintiapur, the Jaintia empire, that now institutes Bangladesh’s Jaintia District.
Umhang Lake :
Situated in the village of Batow in the Hills of Jaintia district of Meghalaya, the yellow plains of Bangladesh which gives a golden appearance is overlooked due to this stunning lake. The Umhang Lake has its resemblance like a gem in a perfect setting of a sylvan. The banks are surrounded by a green dense forest which adds to the beauty of Umhang Lake.