Umngot river dawki clear water

“A river in India so clean you can literally see it’s bottom!” – Umngot river

Only travelers know that feeling of intense happiness which they get on finding a sensational marvel. Umngot river in Meghalaya is such an amazement to look at. The absolute clear waters of the river put the river bottoms to a naked display. You can have a glass like transparent look from the river surface to the bottom. Umngot river flows through Dawki which is a small town in the East Jaintia hills district near the Bangladesh border.

Umngot river dawki clear waters

The feeling of “flying over the water” is what it seems to a distant person. And the feeling of heaven is what it feels to the experiencing person. The Dawki bridge, a suspension bridge located over the Umngot river, is an eyesome treat revealing its beautiful colors all around dipped in the natural beauty.

How to reach there?

The town of Dawki is around 95kms from Shillong and well connected via road. Also, the closest airport is Guwahati and Dawki is located 175 kms from there which can be easily covered by road.

The USP factor

The town also hosts the annual boat race. The thrill doubles its intensity by getting served on a wonderful boat ride on crystal clear waters. The event is held in the month of March and April every year. Get ready all the adventure lovers!

Umngot river dawki clear waters

The Bangladeshi border

As the Bangladesh border is just on the other side of the river, it is the easy one to cross over into Bangladesh, though illegally. Dawki serves as a trade route between India and Bangladesh and Tamabil is the official border between the countries.

Umngot river dawki clear waters

What Next?

Keep on trodding the less travelled paths, you might discover the cleanest village next! Mawlynnong village is located 30 kms from Dawki and is considered one of the cleanest villages!

Picture credits:, the quint, tripoto, twitter

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