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

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!

  • You must try the paddle boating.

  • Camera has separate charges of INR 10.

  • You can go by bus or taxi.

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  • 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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  • 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
  • Lovely lake with boating and lots of fish. Lush green lawns and a pleasant walk meandering all around the edges of the water body. The flowerbeds are meticulously maintained and tall pines and other old trees lend their stately grace and shade to the idyllic surrounds. The public toilets and a cafe along with the water fountain are modern touches to this landmark created at the end of the 19th century (1890s).

  • Ward's lake is a beautiful lake surrounded by grass field in the heart of the Shillong city,Police bazar. There is a huge lake where paddle boats are available. People can spend leisure time sitting by the lake. There is an entry fee and charge for the camera. closing time is 6.30 till October and 5pm from Nov to Feb. Entry fees is Rs 10.

  • Situated near Police bazar, it's a well-maintained, beautiful lake, surrounded by a lush green lawn. Facility of paddle boating is available there. There is entry fee at this lake. Ideal place to spend some time with friends and family.

  • A well maintained park with good lanscape. They also have boating facility . The botanical garden is adjacent. Cherry blossoms stand as the highlight during the visit. Beware of the long queues during weekends.

  • 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.

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