Umhang Lake, Jaintia Hills

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Umhang Lake is situated in the village of Wataw (Batow) in Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. The Umhang lake has a perfect setting for its environment and looks extremely beautiful, and it is surrounded by dense green forests on all sides.

According to history, U Sajar Nangli and his followers had once arrived at this place where the lake is today, and saw a small spring here. He was so impressed by the beauty of this spring that he decided to stay there with his followers and built the largest and most spectacular lake within the kingdom of Jaintia. They spent several months digging and thus the Umhang Lake came into existence.

To reach the Umhang Lake, one could book a tourist vehicle from Shillong and take a spectacular ride amidst the beautiful hills and meadows of Meghalaya. The best time to be here is between September to May.


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