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The crystal blue water of the Umngot River in Meghalaya is a must-see for nature lovers.

A boat ride on the Umngot River in Meghalaya. (Photo courtesy: Unsplash)

A boat ride on the Umngot River in Meghalaya. (Photo courtesy: Unsplash)

Any city resident would do anything to escape to a place where the air is clean and you are surrounded by lush green trees, a bright blue sky, and a deep blue sea.

Fortunately, India boasts a plethora of scenic natural beauty in varied areas, many of which remain untapped.

The country’s northeastern region contains several offerings that can ease the traveller’s soul. The Umngot River in Dawki, a hamlet at the bottom of the Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, is one of many sites that inspire wanderlust.

The Umngot is known to be one of India's cleanest rivers and an important place for fishermen. (Photo courtesy: Unsplash)

The Umngot is known to be one of India’s cleanest rivers and an important place for fishermen. (Photo courtesy: Unsplash)

The Umngot is renowned as one of India’s cleanest rivers and a popular fishing spot. The Dawki Bridge, which was built in 1932, is a suspension bridge that hangs over the river.

A video of the Umngot River has been circulating on the internet in which a boat seems to be floating in mid-air. It seemed like a magnificent experience.

The video, which was posted on Nature is Amazing’s Twitter page, shows a person sitting on one end of a boat as another rows across the river. The water is so clean that the boat’s reflection can be seen at the bottom of it.

There is a suspension bridge, called the Dawki Bridge, that hangs over the river, which was constructed in 1932. (Photo courtesy: Getty Images)

There is a suspension bridge, called the Dawki Bridge, that hangs over the river, which was constructed in 1932. (Photo courtesy: Getty Images)

Aside from viewing the Umngot River in Dawki, here are some additional things to do in this Meghalayan town.

  • Visit the Jaflong Zero Point, which is 1 km from Dawki Market. This is the boundary that separates India from Bangladesh. It is the point at which people can be in two countries at the same time
  • The Burhill Waterfalls are located in the wooded hills along the Dawki-Riwai route.
  • Since you’re in Dawki, you can go hiking from Mawlynnong and experience some village life at Riwai.
  • Shnongpdeng is a hidden treasure near the Umngot River where you can go camping.
  • Mawlynnong is a must-see for anybody visiting Dawki. You can enjoy some peace and quiet at the available homestays and guest houses.
Article Courtesy@Indiatoday

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