Ri Kynjai Serenity on the Lake


  • Our favourite place to stay on Umiam Lake
  • Excellent views out over the lake
  • A wonderful place for relaxation
  • A great spa with traditional Khasi and other treatments
  • Watersports (kayaking, boating) available nearby
  • Great quality rooms and public areas
  • Good quality mealsnjai

Open: All year.  

Location: In Meghalaya, on the northern side of Umiam Lake, about 1 hour’s drive from Shillong Great views over the lake. It is set in 45 acres of land.  

Rooms: 17 rooms (6 superior lake view and 6 supreme forest view) – they are the same other than the views – plus 5 cottages. All rooms have ceiling fans. Each room has a balcony and they have a living area as well as comfy beds.  

Activities: Ri Kynjai is mainly about relaxation. You can take a walk around the  lake (or part or it!) and they can offer fishing. Otherwise, you can try kayaking or boating from a place just down the road. There is also a travel desk if you’d like to know about other activities available to you in the area. No activities are included.  

Facilities: There is a small but very nice spa offering traditional Khasi water massage and other treatments, plus it has a jacuzzi. There is a good gift shop, a badminton court, a football/cricket area. On Saturdays there is usually live music.  

Dining: There is a buffet breakfast, but other meals are a la carte (except Sunday lunch which is a buffet).  The kitchen serves Indian, Continental, Chinese and local specialities.  

Children: Children are welcome.   

Health: This is a malarial area.  

Communication: There is Wi-Fi in the lobby and in the rooms.   

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Client Rating for India 5/5 from 130 reviews

I wish we had stayed here! It was full when we visited so we couldn’t look at the rooms, but the rest of the place was so pleasant we have no doubt that the rooms too will be good quality. I would happily spend a couple of nights here looking at and walking around the lake, then enjoying the spa. What a great place to relax for a day or two!

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