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Thu, 19 Oct 2017

Northeast Today

Umngot River: A Tourist Hotspot in Meghalaya

Umngot River: A Tourist Hotspot in Meghalaya
July 29
13:05 2017

Umngot River in the remote town of Dawki has been a major crowd puller with its lush greenery and crystal clear blue water. The river that flows through a small town in the Jaintia Hills is a must visit while travelling through the northeastern part of India.

A tourist from Kolkata visiting the place said, “I just love Shillong, I have visited been here before but it is my first time here (at Umngot river). It is an amazing place and I must say everyone should visit at least once. The view is so amazing that everybody is going to like it. It is even more amazing during winter season.” “I feel amazing here as it feels we are so close to nature and everything is so nature friendly it feels we are so close to nature’s paradise.”

Moreover, Umngot is a prime fishing spot for both Indian and Bangladeshi fishermen. Tourists often take boat rides to witness Umngot’s beauty up close. The boat rides cost rupees 300 per ride.

“I feel amazing here as it feels we are so close to nature and everything is so nature friendly it feels we are so close to nature’s paradise.” a tourist said.

The River’s beauty is at its peak in winter. Devoid of any pollutants, the river water is absolutely clear. The place provides the travelers an escape from the hustle and bustle of a busy city life.

A tourist from Guwahati said, “All tourist places in Meghalaya are just so amazing. In Shillong we visited Laitom and scenery is wonderful, I haven’t seen such a marvellous view and also the Umngot River is so nice. Next we are moving to Dawki border. All the places are very good.”

With more development, the Umngot River in the state of Meghalaya can emerge as one of the most popular tourist hotspots in Southeast Asia.

-ANI

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