Dawki River
Dawki River
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Chandrakanth Gajawada
    Mahabalipuram, India3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Boating
    Had great time boating here today. 22 Nov 2023. Water was relatively less but enough for boating. They charge you 800/- per boat which can take three passengers. Round trip would be around 45 mins. You can ask the boatman to take some pictures which he did for us. On the shore there are photo graphed who would take good photos and give you soft copy for 40/- each. India Bangladesh border on the shore is separated just by a line of small stones here.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 21, 2023
  • Donna_Elle
    Mumbai, India181 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crystal clear waters
    The road from Shillong to Dawki is not in good condition (gravel road + roads with potholes and heavy truck traffic) for the last 1 hour of the journey. However Dawki River is worth the long and dusty drive. Be aware, from the road you need to walk down approximately 177 steps to reach the river front. And on your return, you’ll need to walk up these same 177 steps! One shore of Dawki is India and the opposite shore is Bangladesh. You can see our Bangladeshi neighbors on the other bank. You can hire a private boat for ₹1000 for 3 passengers for 1 hour. The boatman (or boy) will row the boat over the river until you reach a small rapid flowing over boulders. There you will disembark and can either walk along the boulder strewn shore (very scenic) or partake of some snacks at the small riverside stalls (please don’t litter). The waters are crystal clear and while you can see the rocky bottom of the river and fish swimming; unfortunately you can also see human trash - plastics & beer bottles at the bottom. Visit Dawki sooner rather than later - as at the rate we pollute our planet, through the clarity of the water you will only see rubbish.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 30, 2023
  • vip_foodie
    Bengaluru, India3,328 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clear and blue water - one of the most beautiful rivers
    Dawki river has a lot of activities to offer. The most famous one is the boating. It’s definitely a must thing to do as you can see clean and pristine water and even the bottom of the lake at some parts. There are adventurous activities such as kayaking, cliff jumping, snorkelling and ziplining. I thoroughly enjoyed all these activities. Prices vary as per each activity.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written January 24, 2024
  • TS ANAND
    Hyderabad, India490 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    VISIT TO DAWKI MAY 2023 FROM SHILLONG
    When embarking on the route to Krangsuri Falls from Shillong, don't miss out on a must-do detour: continue along the road for a breathtaking vista of the Dawki River. With its crystal-clear waters, it's a sight to behold. However, avoid traveling during the rainy season, as the river transforms into a muddy spectacle. Opt for a paddle boat ride for a unique experience. Be mindful near the border with Bangladesh; it's not distinctly marked, save for a few stones. Take heed not to stray towards Bangladesh, as both sides' border guards will caution you. Facilities like washrooms are adequate, making it an excellent spot for families to visit and
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written April 10, 2024
  • Shweta Srivastava
    Ghaziabad, India11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dawki River: A Serene Haven of Natural Splendor
    Arriving at Dawki River in India after a long journey, exhaustion fades away as breathtaking beauty unfolds before your eyes. The pristine waters, so clear and inviting, evoke a sense of wonderment akin to discovering a hidden paradise. Surrounded by lush greenery, it feels as if you've stepped into a serene haven, far removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Dawki River offers a tranquil escape, leaving you with memories of peace and natural splendor that linger long after your visit.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written May 20, 2024
  • Climber10091515391
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Catamaran and Clean water
    We had a nice catamaran ride , but the water was not that clear as expected. Because we went on May month.. the water is usually transparent during winter season..from November to February (according to locals). The local people are so lovely and cool. We could witness the Bangladesh border at Dawki river. Nature has its own beauty. Khasi hills and Jaintia hills has its own stories .
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written June 3, 2024
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Mallika
Bengaluru, India137 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Unpopular vote here.. If its raining, avoid this. definitely not worth all the effort and driving to the remote corner. Once the water becomes muddy, the place has negative charm. Even if its crystal clear water, there are other lakes and rivers in Meghalaya that will yield same experience but with less crowds.
Too many people, too costly and touristy. It was so bad we didn't even bother to get down from the car. The place was worse than any other river in the country. Only saving grace was the trip to Bangladesh border close by.
Meghalaya tourism is growing so unchecked authorities needs to wake up and act. else we will have only such polluted, overcrowded places.
Written June 26, 2024
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Climber10091515391
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We had a nice catamaran ride , but the water was not that clear as expected. Because we went on May month.. the water is usually transparent during winter season..from November to February (according to locals). The local people are so lovely and cool. We could witness the Bangladesh border at Dawki river. Nature has its own beauty. Khasi hills and Jaintia hills has its own stories .
Written June 3, 2024
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Shweta Srivastava
Ghaziabad, India11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Arriving at Dawki River in India after a long journey, exhaustion fades away as breathtaking beauty unfolds before your eyes. The pristine waters, so clear and inviting, evoke a sense of wonderment akin to discovering a hidden paradise. Surrounded by lush greenery, it feels as if you've stepped into a serene haven, far removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Dawki River offers a tranquil escape, leaving you with memories of peace and natural splendor that linger long after your visit.
Written May 20, 2024
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Naina bhavsar
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Very nice and clean river. Good for camping and boating. Bangladesh’s border can also be experienced from here. You ll find many Bangladesh vendors selling local food there
Written May 15, 2024
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Shyamala Nawab
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
it was a peaceful & tranquil boat ride, especially as The boatmen don't rush.
We missed the transparency of the water but it had been raining & we saw the waterfalls pouring in hence visibility was low
Written May 2, 2024
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deepak bisht
18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Worthless and waste of time… not worth going in any season…overcrowded and worst experience… the tourism industry in Meghalaya needs to wake up…
Written April 11, 2024
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TS ANAND
Hyderabad, India490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
When embarking on the route to Krangsuri Falls from Shillong, don't miss out on a must-do detour: continue along the road for a breathtaking vista of the Dawki River. With its crystal-clear waters, it's a sight to behold. However, avoid traveling during the rainy season, as the river transforms into a muddy spectacle. Opt for a paddle boat ride for a unique experience. Be mindful near the border with Bangladesh; it's not distinctly marked, save for a few stones. Take heed not to stray towards Bangladesh, as both sides' border guards will caution you. Facilities like washrooms are adequate, making it an excellent spot for families to visit and
Written April 10, 2024
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Rahul A
Mumbai, India64 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Visited towards end of Mar’24. While getting to the river was okay. Roads have been repaired and we didn’t face any issues in reaching. However it had rained a day earlier and hence water of the river were muddy. We couldn’t see anything except brown water.
Written March 29, 2024
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Divya R
Bengaluru, India6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Poor experience
Connecting road is too narrow and flooded with illegal boulder heavy vehicles jamming the place
The water in the river is too low ,and boating experience is very bad with heavy rush ,sun and no infra to support tourism
Written March 16, 2024
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sethi b
Hyderabad District, India125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The access to the river from Shillong has less than 3kms of bad road and it is wrong to say that the road is very bad
We started at 530 from Shillong and reached at about 810 am
Getting to the boating area requires one to walk a bit for about 3to 5 mins and the boat men are very friendly not intending to fleece but wanting to help with pictures etc:
Do climb the bamboo bridges
The river bed is clearly visible and the waters are crystal clear
One can see shoals of fish as also each stone and pebble in the river bed
A must see
Written February 25, 2024
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