Wards Lake

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  • Address: Police Bazar, Shillong, India
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  • Timings: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-3642222731
  • Ticket Price: 5 INR
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Water Body, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Lake

Wards Lake - Review

If you are in Shillong you cannot and should not miss out on the Ward's Lake. Located in the heart of the city, this horse-shoe shaped lake is a popular spot to take a lazy walk or admire the green lawn dotted with multi-colored flowers. Shillong travel guide mentions Ward’s lake as the most visited destination and we know why!

Named after Sir William Ward, the then Chief Commissioner of Assam, who initiated the plan for the construction of this lake, which was later constructed by Colonel Hopkins in the year 1894, this lake is nature at its very best. It is also said that the area around this place was made by a Khasi prisoner, who requested to let him work to bring a change to his monotonous daily routine. Thus, his role in beautifying the place is something which is remembered even today.

There is also a Botanical Garden near the lake which has various orchids, apart from the several other varieties of flora that adorn it. The bridge in the midst of the lake is the perfect place to enjoy a view of the whole lake, and maybe even feed the fish!

Wards Lake Information

  • You must try the paddle boating.

Wards Lake Ticket Prices

  • Camera has separate charges of INR 10.

How To reach Wards Lake by Public Transport

  • You can go by bus or taxi.

Restaurants Near Wards Lake

  • City hut family dhaba
  • Merin’s restaurant

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TripHobo Highlights for Wards Lake

  • Wards Lake Address: Police Bazar, Shillong, India
  • Wards Lake Contact Number: +91-3642222731
  • Wards Lake Timing: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wards Lake Price: 5 INR
  • Best time to visit Wards Lake(preferred time): 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wards Lake: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Wards Lake

  • 95% of people who visit Shillong include Wards Lake in their plan

  • 46.32% of people start their Wards Lake visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Wards Lake

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

76.19% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wards Lake

People normally club together Captain Williamson Sangma State Museum and Shillong Cathedral Catholic while planning their visit to Wards Lake.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Wards Lake, Shillong Reviews

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  • I visited wards lake for some peace and tranquility in the Shillong city. It met expectations. It is clean ,well kept and offers boating facilities at reasonable price ( Rs 200 for 4 men for 45 minutes).The only thing which is wanting was labelling of names of plants will help. Also more biodiversity of plants if added to garden will help.

  • It is well maintained beautiful garden with a lake and boating facility. Its great for families, couples, friends and joggers. Beautiful landscape hide the hustle of city and gives you serene time to relax. it can be reached easily from city center/police bazaar.

  • Ward's Lake is situated in the heart of the city. This artificial lake has boating facilities. Beautiful garden, lots of trees, wooden bridge make a mesmerizing effect both in our eyes and mind. Ward's Lake is a must visit place in Shillong.

  • One of the most popular and beautiful tourist attractions of heart of the Shillong city. This artificial lake set amidst well-maintained lush botanical garden offering mesmerizing views of the orchids and other colorful flowers. You can indulge yourself in the activities of your interest, take a stroll across the bridge over the lake or partake in boating on the serene waters of the lake or feed the fishes. The surrounding garden with cobble-stoned paths also has fountains.

  • Wow place to go. Its lovely, its romantic, its fantastic. Good vibes all around the place

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