Dawki - India's Crystal Clear River in Meghalaya

Dawki is a small town located in West Jainita, India. A gorgeous hidden gem that is definitely worth making a day trip to if travelling in and around India. The small town is located in the state of Meghalaya and is the ideal location for nature lovers. Dawki provides just a tiny glimpse into the exquisite natural beauty of Northeast India.

Why visit? 🇮🇳

This is a location blessed with beautiful weather all year round, meaning that any time to visit is the best time to visit! The weather is a big contributor to why you should visit, but the beaming sun also highlights the natural beauty found here. Dawki is one of the cleanest and most breathtaking regions found within Meghalaya, and that may be due to the enormous amounts of greenery and nature surrounding you.
Rich in wildlife, rivers and waterfalls, this location is slightly off the beaten track but so worth the visit. Dawki is famous for its crystal clear waters from the river and falls and, more specifically, the ‘Umngot River’, which every visitor needs to see. The water here flows uninterrupted, not just at the village but also through the borders of Bangladesh and is an integral part of the geographical makeup of this beautiful town.
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Dawki, India

The Umngot River 🏞

Dawki’s top pull factor for visitors is its stunning Umngot River. This river takes the crown as India’s clearest body of water and is definitely an underrated tourist location in the country. 
Crystal clear water in which you can see everything beneath the surface, from pebbles to stones or to the marine life that lives here. Colorful wooden boats are lined up on the river’s edge as well as dotted along its surface. The water is so clear that the boats look as though they are on glass. 
Visitors can take a dip in the waters and swim around or take a boat ride along the river and look at the vast array of life that lives here. Boat tours allow nature lovers to thrive and spot different marine life and allow you to view the border of Bangladesh. Its surrounding view is phenomenal, considering it is amidst the lush green forests of Meghalaya. 
It really is a hidden paradise. 
River Umngot, Dawki, India

How to get to Dawki? 🚖

Considering Dawki is only a small hidden town in the state of Meghalaya, visitors may not know how to get to the hidden beauty. Visitors can travel to the closest airport or train station in Guwahati, but the recommended travel method is by road. This is because, Dawki is located 90 kilometres from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, where most guests may choose to stay. Therefore, visitors can take a bus or rent a car and travel the breathtaking rural route where trees, forests, and falls will surround you.
Shillong, Meghalaya, India

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Imogen Kemp
August 30, 2023

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