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About River Rafting

There are facilities for several water sports at Umiam Lake including river rafting. It is a thrilling sport in which participants get seated on a raft, which is rowed through gushing water and rapids. Though rafting became popular in Shillong much later than other activities, it has very rapidly gained popularity among tourists as well as locals. Apart from Umiam Lake, rafting is also available at Ranikor, and it takes around 2.5 hours from Shillong to reach here. It is a great destination for this water sport and has many rapids that cause for a great thrill and adventure during the sport. So, all those who love the activity or have tried it before can look forward to a great time here. However, if one is a beginner, one is advised to try the Umiam Lake first for rafting.

Historical Context: The Umiam Lake was formed in the early 1960s through the damming of River Umiam. It is now spread over an area of 220 sq km.

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  • Cost Category Moderate Budget
  • Activity For Group, Couple, Family
  • Entry Fee INR 200

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