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Ward’s Lake

#Lake in Shillong

Situated in the dead centre of the city of Shillong, Wards Lake is a popular tourist attraction. This lake is also known as Pollock's Lake. It is an artificial lake shaped like a horse-shoe, ornamented by extensive floral beds, dense trees and a wooden bridge.

You can feed the fishes in the lake by standing on the wooden bridge built across it. Either side of the lake has lotus flowers over a wide stretch. Boating on the pristine clear waters is another leisure activity enjoyed here. Walking on the cobble stoned footpath makes you feel closer to nature. Or you can simply lay down and enjoy the serene environments of this beautiful lake. Wards Lake is a hit among tourists, honeymooners and picnickers.

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Meghalaya, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
1 hours
Altitude / Height:
5035 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
25.5754345°N, 91.8860149°E
Distance from Shillong city center to Ward’s Lake
-- km
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Ward’s Lake..

Overall Rating:4.1

  '4' out of 5
"Clean & calm... Located at the heart of the city, it is a good place to spend time with your family with lots of activities to be done in which boating is the main attraction. Also a flower garden for Flower enthusiast. Ward's lake is a place one can come to relax and enjoy a pace of mind. It is closed once a week on Mondays."
  '5' out of 5
"One of the most popular attractions amongst tourists visiting Shillong is the beautiful Wards Lake. This artificial lake is set amidst lush green garden and is located in the middle of the scenic hill station this horse-shoe shaped lake is visited frequently by both travellers and localities."
  '5' out of 5
"Nuaaam tak ani"
  '5' out of 5
"Very nice place in the middle of the city. Boating is quite safe and at reasonable rates"
  '3' out of 5
"Nice one"

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