Umngot River in Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya will change the perception about Indian rivers. Also, Umngot River is a prime fishing spot for both Indian and Bangladeshi fishermen.

Due to lack of media exposure, not many know about one of the most beautiful rivers on the land. The river not only flows through green ambience but also shines like silver.

The clarity of the water of Umngot River makes it almost completely transparent and one can clearly see the marine life in the water.

Viewing colourful fish and their amusing activities in the river thrills the visitors. Also, boating in the crystal clear water is an experience of lifetime. While boating, the bottom of the river appears to be merging with the surface of the river.

The mesmerizing landscape is located on the India-Bangladesh border.

Viewing the river from Dawki Bridge, a suspension bridge built in 1932 over the Umngot is an added attraction.

How to reach:

Public transport is available from Barabazar in Shillong to Dawki, Jaintia Hills district. Buses are the cheapest and easily available transport facility to reach Dawki.

Distance from Meghalaya's capital Shillong?

Dawki is 70 kilometres from Shillong.

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