One can ‘fly’ in this River of Meghalaya

The water in river Umngot (Dawki) of Meghalaya is so clean and transparent that it seems like the boat is in the air! In contrast to being home to one of the most polluted rivers like the Yamuna, India is also home to one of the cleanest rivers in the world.

Almost 100 km from Shillong, the Umngot river flows into Bangladesh and is a natural divide between the Khasi and Jaintia Hills of the state. The river also received special appreciation in PM’s Mann ki Baat program. The Ministry of Jal Shakti appreciated the efforts of the local communities in Meghalaya in making this river one of the cleanest in the world. The river is a perfect eco-tourism spot and is believed to be the major reason why people visit Dawki.