Amidst the stunning blue waters of Umiam Lake sits a boathouse, anchored to the Lumpongdeng Island. Surrounded by coniferous trees, with a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, it is just the kind of retreat where you would want to disappear to, for the weekend.
Beautiful wooden interiors, a large comfortable bed and an attached bath, it has everything you need for a comfortable stay. There is also a patio surrounding the house where you can laze around, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Solar panels will keep the TV and other gadgets like cameras and phones running.
In the island, you can indulge in fishing, photography, trekking, bird-watching, boating etc. You will need to buy your own cooking supplies like vegetables, fish, meat etc and the management will provide a cook and a caretaker to look after your needs. You should also make a point to carry enough drinking water. Apart from the bed, they can also arrange for two extra mattresses so the boathouse can easily accommodate 5-6 people.
Getting There: You need to park your car at the Water Sports Complex, Umiam Lake, Shillong. From there, you can rent a boat to get to the boathouse. Boat charge can differ according to the number of people and size of the boat.
From Guwahati, it takes around 1hour 36min via NH 40. From Shillong, it will take around 50 minutes (approx) to reach the Water Sports Complex
Tariff: Rs 2500 per night
To book, call 9856528233. It is best to book a few days in advance.
Words: Saif Khan