The ascend, towards the abode of clouds.
While driving on the roads, leading to main part of Shillong, you will come across a place so serene called as Barapani.its some 10kms away from the centre point, also from here the traffic starts jamming in. I think Umiam lake resort is a great place to reach , be and stay if you want to enjoy the beautiful location ,view and also if you are wandering in search of tranquility. Then this is the place to be.
Barapani or Umiam lake, is one of the significant location in Shillong.
A major tourist attraction.
Umiam lake resort is under the megalaya tourism department, and it offers the most picterquise view of the lake.
Other amenities it offers are
- a conference hall, spa and a swimming pool.
Adventure part :There is a boat ride around the lake which costs Rs 2000/ boat (Anaconda) or Rs500 per head for small boats( rubber inflated boats) .
Rooms are comfortable except for the load shedding part on the first day of our stay. The property is under state government so the service is slow and will give you the feel of regular government services every time you are expecting from a resort (like the name suggests). But the good part is - The amazing view of the lake from the room as well as the restaurant and it definitely pays up for the slow service , unfriendly staff and load shedding part of the resort .
Food : breakfast is complimentary and they provide chole bhature along with sandwich, French fries, Nuggets and aloo paratha. For in room dinning they provide variety of Indian Chinese and continental cuisine. Of which I would strongly recommend chicken Masala if you are a chicken lover like me.
They also boast a bar that has a huge list of cocktails, mocktails and other drinks.
The room tariff is rs3500 for standard rooms.
Up-to Rs8000. But I feel you are paying all your hard earned money for the view and the serenity of the location. Otherwise everything else is overpriced.
Well I had a great time there and to summarize my stay it was all about the lake view, and the peace it gave me to just stay there between the woods with a lovely lake rippling gorgeously as the wind blew everytime over it.
I wanted to stay here forever but sohra was calling.... And I had to go...