Wards Lake:The last place for the day before winding up was the wards lake, now this is an artificial lake which is also locally known as the Pollocks lake again is one of the most Ideal Locations for a Photo shoot. This man made lake is surrounded by beautiful gardens and colorful flowers which looked straight out of a fairy tale, there is also a botanical garden next to the Wards lake but that did not appeal much to us may be because it was not the right season. with this we called it a day and checked into our hotel - hotel Poinsuk in Shillong. It was a decent 3* hotel and worth the money spent and quite in the center of the city.
Apart from being one of the major spot for festival hosting, Ward Lake offers serene view to travellers. Try the Bamboo Hut Lake cafe in the compound of Ward lake where you can binge on local food and enjoy the view at the same time. You can also get a picture done in ‘Khasi attire’ and trust me it looks beautiful.
Language plays a major role as people in Shillong know neither English nor Hindi, they just know Khasi. After struggling for almost 3 hours, searching lanes and corners of Shillong, I ended up visiting ward’s lake and Police Bazaar which is main maket in Shillong. I was supposed to go to the Elephant Falls and Shillong Peak, but I ditched the plan as everything was going against my plan, taxis were asking very high prices and I thought to do bit more research for my days here.
Next morning, at around 9:00 am, I left for ward’s lake, which is around at a distance of 1-1.2 km from police bazaar. Believe me, it so calm and peaceful to be there. You can spot fishes and ducks in lake. You can opt for boating, have a walk over there. Then you can go to the café there, which serves various types of dishes.
23rd May 2011, Monday: By the second day, I was totally fit thanks to my hunger to explore places and thus, convinced my father, who was accompanying me, to spend the day out. As we were staying at Police Bazaar, the closest place to visit would have been the Wards Lake. But we decided to skip that and rather visited the Golf Link. Shillong's golf course is one of the largest in Asia, the wettest one in the world and also, India's first 18 holes golf course. Dotted with pine trees all around, it looked just like paradise and offered a panoramic view of the Shillong City.