Crystal clear Umngot river in Meghalaya woos tourists
Umngot river also known as Dawki flows near the India- Bangladesh border of Meghalaya. It is located 75 kms away from Shillong. The river is considered to be the cleanest river in Asia.
Crystal clear.— Auditya Venkatesh (@AudiPhotography) March 28, 2019
Umngot river. Shot on the phone :) pic.twitter.com/8xahw1vCPi
Dawki river flows through the cleanest village of Asia, Mawlynnong situated near the border between India and Bangladesh. It passes the valleys between Jaintia and Khasi hills of Meghalaya to reach Bangladesh.
Umngot river at Shongpdeng village, Jainitia Hills, Meghalaya, India: due to clarity of the water body boat appears like flying over water! pic.twitter.com/Yf2H6DB6HC— Swaminathan P (@swami2005) August 31, 2019
Each year several tourists reach Mawlynnong to visit Umngot. The pictures they share on social media usually go viral.
The cleanest river of India "Umngot river'. It isn't just the absence of pollutants and garbage. Umngot is crystal clear, with emerald green waters. One must explore. Good morning⚡ pic.twitter.com/mODMdvmqxN— Nikisha (@Phoenixwing_7) January 27, 2021
Due to the crystal clear water, it feels like the boats are flying over water, share the travellers on social media. They also share their experience of seeing everything under water including the rocks and fish so easily with the naked eyes. The natives say that the bottom of the water will become more visible on sunny days.
Dawki river or the Umngot river in Meghalaya is known as the cleanest river in Asia with its crystal clear water.— 𝕸ä𝕹ä 🇮🇳 (@Depshree) April 15, 2021
Best time to visit is October to April.#IncredibleIndia #Meghalaya pic.twitter.com/Xy2Afj2EQX
The months of November and April are more suitable for visiting Umngot river. During monsoon, the river will flood which makes travel difficult. Boating is the major attraction for tourists in Umngot river.
Tamabil Indo Bangla Border at Dwaki Meghalaya,— রেহানা তালুকদার (@Sweet_Honeygal) October 3, 2020
River Umngot the water is so Crystal clear that you can see fishes and other under water things through naked eyes pic.twitter.com/gX7CbOEM8y
Mawlynnong is also known as ‘God’s own Garden’. In 2013, Discover India selected this place as the cleanest village in Asia. 100 percent literacy rate is another remarkable achievement of this village.