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 Travel Tips
- You must try the paddle boating.
Entrance Ticket Details For Wards Lake
- Camera has separate charges of INR 10.
How to Reach Wards Lake
- You can go by bus or taxi.
- City hut family dhaba
- Merin’s restaurant
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95% of people who visit Shillong include Wards Lake in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
46.32% of people start their Wards Lake visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Wards Lake
76.19% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wards Lake