Holiday Trip in Ri Bhoi

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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
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Best Sightseeing Places in Ri Bhoi

Planning a Ri Bhoi vacation and wondering which places you must see, read on:

Umiam Lake:
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:
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.
Lum Sohpetbneng:
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.

Best Time for Holidaying in Ri Bhoi

Climate of Ri Bhoi remains pleasant through-out the year. It's neither too cold in winters and nor too hot in summers. After the heavy rainfall (end of May to October), temperature drops down and winter starts from December to February. Thus, the best time to plan your Ri Bhoi trip can be between the months of November to May. This season of the year is most appropriate for sightseeing of the region.

Explore Options to Reach Ri Bhoi

Before booking your Ri Bhoi holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to reach this charming hill station. To know more, read on:
By Air
The nearest airport is Shillong airport in Meghalaya falls under the Ri-Bhoi district and is close to the Umiam Lake. However, there is only one flight from the airport to Kolkata. We would suggest that the better option for tourists is to board a flight to Guwahati and then take the NH to Nongpoh.
By Rail
The nearest railway station to Ri-Bhoi is Guwahati railway station (only 50 KM away). From here, you can hire taxi or take bus to reach this place.
By Road
NH-40 serves as a lifeline to the district. Though, the NH doesn't run across all of the districts, it runs vertically, connecting Shillong to Guwahati. The highway is remains busy with frequent buses, tourist & private vehicles. So, choose any of the option and enjoy comfortable Ri Bhoi tour.
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