CRYSTAL CLEAR ADVENTURE - UMNGOT RIVER

WJH Umngot

CRYSTAL CLEAR ADVENTURE

The River Umngot carves the valley that splits the Khasi and Jaintia Hills and flows into the plains of Bangladesh. It is a river known for myths and meanders through stirring landscapes that have lately become a hotspot for adventure seekers.

The three main destinations on the River Umngot include the border town of Dawki, known for its iconic bridge and intimate views of the neighbouring country and the two resort villages of Darrang and Shnongpdeng.

Activities include camping, ziplining, angling and kayaking. Water adventures here include snorkelling and scuba-diving while visitors can also enjoy a serene traditional canoe ride on the magically clear waters of the river. The Umngot experience includes exploring the surrounding forest trails including a guided trek to the village of Kudengrim, known for its living root bridges and waterfalls.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE

• Camping
• Boating
• Trekking (Shnongpdeng & Darrang)
• Swimming
• Kayaking (Shnongpdeng)
• Angling
• Ziplining
• Scuba Diving and Snorkelling (Shnongpdeng)

TIME NEEDED

• 2 days minimum for adventure activities and camping

LOCATIONS

• Dawki, Shnongpdeng & Darrang (West Jaintia Hills District)

NEAREST TOWN AND DISTANCE

• Shillong (85 kms), 3 hours drive
• Umroi Airport (107 kms), Guwahati Airport (196 kms), Guwahati Railway Station (173 kms)

GUIDES AND CONTACT NUMBERS

Trained guides from the local villages are extremely familiar with the region, including many secret scenic spots. Contact numbers for each location are:
• Dawki : +91-94021-19251
• Shnongpdeng : +91-73089-19905
• Darrang : +91-84140-26332

BASIC TARIFFS (Does not include costs for all specific activities)

• Hired Tourist Vehicle – 5000 INR per day
• Entry Fee – 50 INR per head in each location
• Boating – 800 INR per boat
• Guides – 500 INR per day

MODE OF TRANSPORT

• Hired Tourist Vehicle