Wards Lake

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  • Address: Police Bazar, Shillong, India
  • 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

  • 35.01% of people start their Wards Lake visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

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

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

94.19% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wards Lake

People normally club together Captain Williamson Sangma State Museum and Lady Hydari Park 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

  • 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.

  • Ward's lake is beautifully landscaped around the lake. This is a perfect place for a family with children. Beautifully maintained pathways lined with a variety of trees and orchids. Boating facilities are available. Entry ticket to the garden is 10/- rs per person and 20/- rs for camera. Ward's Lake is closed on Tuesday.

  • Visited a year ago , the place is situated right in the heart of city . The lake is famous for boating and one can always hang out here for a picnic nearby. Otherwise nothing more to see in this place . One can spend around half an hr here if you people are not planning to go for boating .

  • Very big park type place. Wonderful view, nature loving people will love this place. People also come here for morning and evening walk. It is having large lake and there are sitting chairs too.

  • Fantastic place for boating. The restaurant there is also very good. I just luv this place

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