Umiam Lake Boathouse Meghalaya Highlights
- The only human inhabited place on the island, and you get to experience a stay so peaceful and unique.
- Unwind yourself with a memorable stay nestled cozily on the pristine waters of a vast lake.
- Sit in the well-maintained porch and enjoy panoramic views of a lush green secluded island.
- Embark towards the beautiful hiking trail through the forest, most suited for bird watchers and nature enhtusiasts.
- The package is valued at Rs. 4900 in the market
Umiam Lake Boathouse Meghalaya Overview
About the Homestay and Nature:
Unwind yourself with a serene and tranquil riverside stay at Umiam Lake Boathouse Meghalaya engulfed by the lush green Khasi Hills. This boathouse offers a perfect accommodation opportunity to nature enthusiasts and travelers looking for an ideal escapade from the hustles and bustles of city life.
Shillong remains chilled all over the year hence one can visit Shillong preferably. However, the summer months of March to June are the best time to visit June where the temperature ranges between 15-22°C.
About its Location & Accessibility:
The homestay is located near Water Sports Complex, Umiam. One can easily access the destination using a boat ride to reach the boathouse. Head towards NH6 and turn right to Umiam Bus Stop to reach the destination.
Nearest railway station: Guwahati Railway Station is the nearest Railway Station located at a distance of 81 Km from the Umiam Water Sports Complex. Trains from major cities are available to reach Guwahati.
Nearest airport: Guwahati International Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 100 km from the Umiam Water Sports Complex. Domestic flights from major cities are available to reach Guwahati.
Nearest bus stop: Umiam bus stop is the nearest bus stop at a distance of 650m from the Umiam Water Sports Complex.
About the accommodation and common areas:
Adorned with elegant wooden decors, a gabled roof, glass windows, and a wrap-around porch, this boathouse is made with a vision of lone survival amidst the tranquil laps of an inhabited island. The boathouse is engraved with one double bedroom featuring an attached washroom and a pleasant sit-out on the porch. The common areas of the homestay are a living room, kitchen without a refrigerator, a patio and other natural areas around that can be accessed by you.
The following activities can be arranged when you reach the destination and contact the caretakers about the same.
Forest hikes- Enjoy a hike amidst nature and rejuvenate yourself with energy and zest. Available at an additional cost.
Country boat rides- Enjoy a boat in the peaceful and tranquil lake surrounding you and make memories for a lifetime. Available at an additional cost.
Fishing: Go out fishing at the backwaters of the Umiam lake and enjoy the ambiance of surrounding nature.
Nature walk: Stroll around the nearby landscapes and catch glimpses of the lush green valleys around the homestay.
There are no meal inclusions in the package but one can access the kitchen and prepare delicious meals for themselves and their friends and family. Complimentary morning tea is served to the guests. Breakfast, snacks, and dinner are payable. You can also cook meals in the kitchen of the premises.
Nearby tourist Attractions:
Nongkhyllem wildlife sanctuary- A wildlife sanctuary where one can visit and witness some beautiful and magnificent creatures. It is 62 km away from the property.
Lum Nehru Park- Visit a park and enjoy yourself being surrounded by peaceful environs. It is only 500m away from the property.
Elephant Falls- A famous picnic spot known for its lush green surrounding and rocks shaped like the structure of elephants. This destination is situated 24km from the property.
Laitlum Canyons- Laitlum Canyons is a perfect weekend getaway spot known for its lush green surroundings around East Khasi hills and breathtaking solitude. This destination is situated 38km from the property.
Due to the pandemic situation safety measure have become a cause of major concern and it has to carry out with utmost importance. The homestay premises will be sanitized before your arrival and all the staff will have their temperature measure and regular sanitization of railings, stairs, etc. There are also sanitization stations place. wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing is compulsory.
About the host:
You may encounter situations where you require assistance or service during the stay. The homestay offers the services of experienced and helpful hosts and you can reach out to the help desk for any service or inquiries, you'll receive the help and service with a warm smile.
The boathouse includes a conventionally designed bedroom with 1 sofa bed and 2-floor mattresses inclusive of an attached washroom and a kitchen.
More Details about Umiam Lake Boathouse Meghalaya
Know Before You Go for Umiam Lake Boathouse Meghalaya
- There are 2 caretakers staying nearby to help you with the meals and any other assistance if needed.
- The boathouse is powered with a solar cell which is adequate to run a bulb for 4-5hours in the evening and to charge a few mobiles/cameras. During monsoon, the solar panel fails to charge up completely. Guests are requested to carry heir own powerbanks, as required.
- Please adhere to the timings.
- The package cannot be split.
- No connecting rooms are available.
- Housekeeping services will be offered only after 24hrs after check-in for the staff and guest safety.
- Travellers arriving on weekends will have a potential delay in getting the rooms ready due to high occupancy and enhanced cleaning protocols.
- Masks is mandatory in all public areas; please carry your own.
- Packages need to be paid in full to receive the confirmation voucher.
- Maintain social distancing in public places.
- Please carry valid ID Proof.
- Do not litter the resort or the nearby beach and respect the environment.