Dawki is a small town in Jaintia Hills, which is also a border crossing between India and Bangladesh. It is mostly used for the transportation of coal from India to Bangladesh, and during the peak season, over five hundred trucks cross the border every day.
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On reaching Dawki is the Umngot river, where an annual boat race is held during the month of March and April at Umsyiem. The Umngot river also forms the natural boundary between Jaintia Hills and Khasi Hills. In 1932, the British built a huge suspension bridge across the river that would connect the two districts.
Shared transport as well as morning buses are available from Bara Bazaar, Shillong to the border post of Dawki. One may also book a tourist bus or cab for a more comfortable and pleasant journey. On the other side, there is the Tamabil bus station which offers bus service to Sylhet (Bangladesh).