Throughout my life I have always been fascinated with water, fascinated by its beauty, fascinated by the number of forms it can take, fascinated by its nature. Water can be calm and violent too, it can be soothing and disturbing too, it makes sea and covers mountains too in the form of snow. I always wanted to visit a place where water would look surreal, as I’ve always seen in images on the internet. Let me confess that every time I saw these images with pristine blue waters I would question myself if it really is true or is it photo-shopped.
However on my recent journey through north-east India I discovered these surreal water-bodies that I always dreamt of. This was by far most exquisite trip of mine till date.
Dawki is a town in Meghalaya state of India, it is located in southern border of the state. Dawki also shares border with our brotherly nation of Bangladesh. Umngot river is the star attraction of this town. National border of India-Bangladesh lies around 3kms from the suspension bridge over the Umngot river. Not to be missed is boating in the river Umngot, You would gain eternal pleasure while boating through waters where you could clearly see the sand on the riverbed even when it’s around 5-10 feet deep. The water is crystal clear and the river is a popular fishing spot among locals.
Let me uncover this hidden gem of India – Dawki.
And then we came back to Umngot river to be under its magical spell
I finally got my dream frame here.
This isn’t exactly how I wished my frame to be but am sure I will do better next time 😉
And then we went boating.
Umngot river is a popular fishing spot among locals. When you walk around the road at the top you could witness these beautiful fishingscapes.
Below is the panoramic view of the river, the land on the top right is Bangladesh.
Dawki is a town in state of Meghalaya. It shares its border with brotherly nation of Bangladesh. Umngot river that flows through Dawki is popular for its surreal greenish water. Many would think the green color is attributed by presence of algae, which is not the case. The river has crystal clear water. Dawki is definitely one of the hidden gems of India.