The Umiam Lake is located at a distance of 17kms from Northern Shillong and can be visited from Barapani. This is basically a hydroelectric reservoir which is quite well known for water sports and people often visit this for picnics and there are also a couple of resort hotels located here.
The Lake is popular for the Water Sport and adventure facilities that it offers. Kayaking, Water cycling/ scooting and boating are a few of the facilities available at the Umiam Lake. The Lake has been developed as a tourist spot by the State authorities and the Meghalaya Tourism Department, runs the Orchid Tourist home overlooking the lake. Don't miss the chance to order a sumptuous spread from the floating restaurant with ferry services.