One of the youngest districts of the north-east Indian state of Meghalaya, Ri Bhoi is also a top tourist place as well. Its district headquarters are located at Nongpoh. This place of Meghalaya was carved out from the previous East Khasi Hills District came into existence during 1992. Ri Bhoi is the second least populated district of the state post the South Garo Hills. Amongst the top attractions of Ri-Bhoi tourism, 'the Umiam Lake', also known as Bara Pani is a must visit place. It is a man-made lake with a major hydro- electricity dam. The lake is also famous for its sports facilities such as kayaking, boating and water cycling. Some of the other famous tourist places in Ri Bhoi include the Lum Nehru Park, Diengiei Peak, Lum Sohpetbneng and Dwarksuid. So, plan your Ri Bhoi travel and book any of the Ri Bhoi holiday packages available at EaseMyTrip.in.
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This lake is a reservoir located in the hills, 15 KM to the north of Shillong in the state of Meghalaya, India. This lake was created by damming the Umiam River in the early 1960s. The lake offers water sports like - sailing, water scooter, water skiing etc.
Dwar Ksuid is situated in Khapmara, Bhoilymbong area of Umroi. It is also called as the "Lover Paradise". Dwar Ksuid literally means the Devil's Doorway. Here, we find a Door like stone on the famous river Umiam. Here, tourists can enjoy the beauty of a river and its natural surroundings.
Nongkhyllem Wild Life Sanctuary:
Located close to the Lailad village in Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya, this wildlife sanctuary is a paradise for wildlife explorers. One can spot a variety of rare wild animals here including, Himalayan black bear, Asian elephant, royal Bengal tiger, Indian bison and clouded leopard etc. Some of the endangered species of birds can also be found such as swamp, brown hornbill, partridge, Manipur bush quail and Rufus necked hornbill.
Lum Nehru Park:
It is located close to the Orchid Lake Resort, at Umiam, about 15 KM from Shillong, in the state of Meghalaya. Lum Nehru Park is well known for its orchid-house, aviary and well-maintained lawns.
It is also called as 'Naval of Heaven or Heavenly Peak'. This peak is situated on the Shillong-Guwahati Road at Umiam, around 16 KM from the state capital- Shillong. This place is bestowed with great natural beauty.