Wards Lake, Meghalaya

The Wards Lake was built during the British era in India and a man-made lake in the middle of Shillong city of Meghalaya. This small water body, spread over less than 5 hectares, is a great example of conservation and landscape development done right and done aesthetically. It has turned into a major tourist spot in Shillong over the years and is kept well-maintained at all times.

A tiled pathway curves all around the periphery of the lake. The Ward's lake has a central wooden bridge going over it that serves as a shortcut to the restaurant and pathways on the other side. The restaurant allows people to sit and take in the beauty of the place.

Two colorful musical fountains one on each side of the bridge, gush water from beneath the surface of the lake, this make wards lake a serene place. If you're lucky, you will find flocks of ducks and geese wading in the lake waters. The area of wards lake, surrounding the pathway is a green landscape containing huge trees, creepers and various types of flowers and flora. It really makes the whole place ideal for morning walks, evening walks, picnics, yoga and meditation.

The entire lake complex is wall fenced and lines with trees: this makes Ward's Lake an oasis of solitude where one can enjoy nature without any external disturbances and distractions.


Ward's Lake open at 08:30 AM to 07:00 PM

Entry Fees

There is 10 INR entry fee for visitors and monthly fee of 100 INR for morning joggers.

Boating Ticket

50 INR for 30 minutes (upto 2 person).


Allowed at the cost of 20 INR


Allowed at the cost of 200 INR

Days Closed

Closed on every Tuesday

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