History of Umhang Lake
According to the history, the Umhang Lake was formed by the Chieftain U Sajar Nangli and his followers. They are also said to have created the Thadlaskein Lake. Once, the Cheiftain along with followers visited the place where the Umhang Lake is now situated. They all dined together on this spot. They found that the water of that small spring was wholesome and were very pleased with the place and the quality of water. They thus decided to stay back there and created the largest and brightest inland inside the kingdom of Jaintia. The Umhang Lake was thus created.
Flora of Umhang Lake
The banks of the Umhang Lake are bedecked and surrounded by dense green forest.
September to May is generally considered to be the best time to plan a tour to Umhang Lake. Since Umhang Lake is located in the state of Meghalaya, its transport system is of relevance to visit this lake. The nearest major airport to Meghalaya is the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati (Assam), thus connecting Meghalaya to major cities of India like New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai by air. The nearest railhead to Meghalaya is in Guwahati (Assam). This railhead is well connected to the rest of the country. There are train services from Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Cochin and Trivandrum. By road, Meghalaya is also reachable from Assam at various points on the border by National Highway 40. The roads are good and well frequented with traffic. Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC) has bus services coordinated with train arrivals at Guwahati.
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