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#1 of 34 Places To Visit in Shillong
ward's lake
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Police Bazar, Shillong, Meghalaya 793001, India
entry fee
per person for entry
per still camera
All days of the week
November to February: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
All days of the week
March to October: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
visit duration
Around 1 to 2 hours

how to reach ward's lake

This place is in Shillong itself and the easiest way to reach this place is by hiring a cab. The Police Bazaar is just about 2 km away and the lake is almost adjacent to the Shillong Club.

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about ward's 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-coloured flowers. 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!

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Ward's Lake traveller reviews

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Nithin Raj
Nithin Raj
ward's lake
Jun 25 2014
This lake is average compared to the beauty of Meghalaya. This place could be better maintained and facilities improved in case they want the tourists coming. The surroundings are great and overall it is a fun place to hang out with your partner.
Schentrsetr Steven
Schentrsetr Steven
Wards Lake.
Jun 24 2014
Ward's Lake is one of Shillong's most average areas. It is to a great degree clean and overall kept up. You can decide to stroll around the lake, do a spot of drifting or sit on the generally manicured laws and appreciate the amazing perspective. War ...... read more