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Why travel Dawki?

Travelling from Shillong to the International trade route border town of Dawki is a splendid drive of 85 kilometres passing through deep gorges and ravines, which is certainly a thrilling experience. The cool, wet air brushes over your face and refreshes and revitalizes you as it enters your body on your way to the village.

It is a small village and its main attraction is the Umngot River that marks the natural separation between the Khasi and the Jaintia Hills. The river can be forded by a suspension bridge that connects India to Bangladesh and facilitates trade between the two nations. The Umngot is the site for a boat race that is held in March-April, but even otherwise, seeing this large emerald-green serpent threading its way through the hills, with fishermen’s boats dotting its surface, right into the plains of Bangladesh, is a sight whose majesty echoes long after you leave it.

"Meghalaya's Unexplored Paradise"

A Village in Meghalaya, India

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Ideal time to stay:  0 - 2 days

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Topography

Height(Altitude) of Dawki from sea level:  109 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  25.1849369°N, 92.0216345°E
Ecosystem:  River  

Food, Culture and Language at Dawki

Food Type Available:  Indian, Tibetan 
Regional Language:  English
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Content of this page was last updated at Dec 3, 2016