Umiam or Barapani (A large Lake)
Umian Khwan (Barapani), offers water sports facilities including sailing, water skiing, water scooter. Nehru Park is an ideal quiet holiday resort.
Umiam Lake: Thirty kilometres west of Shillong on the Guwahati-Shillong road, this beautiful lake, surrounded by mountains is an ideal picnic spot.
In recent years, this has become an increasingly popular place for outings and weekend visits. The Orchid Lake Resort, designed by the famous architect Charles Correa, and constructed amongst pinewood, overlooks the lake.
There are facilities for water sports here: from kayaking and water skiing for the adventurous to water cycling and easy boating for the less brave.
The Orchid Lake Resort, run by the Meghalaya Tourism Department, has pleasingly appointed rooms with balconies, a restaurant and bar.