About Dawki

Country: India | State: Meghalaya

Ideal Trip Duration: Full Day

Nearest City to Dawki: Guwahati (172 Kms), Shillong (80 Kms)

Best Time to Visit Dawki: November to May

Peak Season: February to April

At a distance of 30 km from Mawlynnong, 57 km from Jowai, 71 km from Nongkrem, 80 km from Shillong, 84 km from Cherrapunjee, 95 km from Mairang, 172 km from Guwahati, 205 km from Kamrup, 223 km from Morigaon, 265 km from Barpeta, Dawki or Dauki is a small town in West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. Situated on the banks of Umngot River, it is one of the beautiful places to visit in Meghalaya.

Sandwiched between India and Bangladesh, Dawki is a border town in Jaintia Hills. It is also a major center of trade between India and Bangladesh. Dawki-Tamabil is one of the few road border crossings between India and Bangladesh which is mainly used for coal transportation to Bangladesh and also other places of India. The crystal clear Umngot River of Dawki is a major attraction that marks the natural separation between the Khasi and Jaintia Hills.

Besides being a trade hub, this small town is known for its immense natural beauty. Umngot River, Umngot Bridge, Jaflong Zero Point and Burhill Falls are the major places to visit in Dawki. Dawki is an ideal spot for camping and adventure water sports like snorkeling, kayaking and boating in Umngot River. Visitors can also take part in other adventure sports such as rappelling and zip-line here. The town attracts large number of tourists especially in the month of March-April as it hosts the annual boat race on the Umngot River.

Guwahati Airport is the nearest airport which is about 190 km from Dawki and has well connected flights from Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Jaipur. Guwahati Railway Station is the nearest railhead which is about 172 km from Dawki. It is well connected by train with all major cities of India. About 80 km from Dawki, Shillong Bus Station is the nearest major bus station which is well connected by road with Guwahati, Silchar, Dharmanagar and Karimganj. Dawki is connected by state buses as well as some private buses to Shillong and Guwahati. Alternatively, one can also rent a cab or motorbike from Shillong or Guwahati to experience one of the finest rides in the country.

There are few guest houses and camping sites available at Dawki for the tourists. However, Shillong should be the preferred location for accommodation as it is a major tourist center with many suitable options for all budgets. One can visit Dawki as a day trip from Shillong. Dawki can be visited all throughout the year but the best time to visit is from November to May.

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Other Info
Internet Availability: Poor
STD Code: 03653
Languages Spoken: Khasi, Biate, English & Hindi
Major Festivals: Details Not Available

How to Reach Dawki

By Air

Nearest Airport: Guwahati - Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (190 Kms)

By Train

Nearest Train Station: Guwahati Railway Station (172 Kms)

By Bus

Nearest Bus Station: Shillong (80 Kms)

Top 10 Places to Visit in Dawki

#1 of 3 Places to Visit in Dawki

At a distance of 1 km from Dawki Market, Umngot is a small river that flows through Dawki in the East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. Also known as Dawki River, it is one of the pleasant places to visit in Meghalaya and among the prime places to visit in Dawki.

Situated near the Indo-Bangladesh border, Umngot River is the cleanest river that flows in India. Umngot River marks the separation between Ri Pnar of Jaintia Hills and Hima Khyrim of Khasi Hills over which hangs a single span suspension bridge. Built in 1932 by the British, the bridge can accommodate only one vehicle at a time and acts as a gateway to neighboring Bangladesh.

Umngot River is a prime fishing spot for both Indian and Bangladeshi fishermen. The river not only flows through green ambience but also shines like silver. Also, boating in the crystal clear water is an experience of lifetime. The ride starts from the border point and went up the river till a small island type place where there were boulders all over .....

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#2 of 3 Places to Visit in Dawki

At a distance of 1 km from Dawki Market, Jaflong Zero Point is a border point located at Dawki in Meghalaya. Situated at the India-Bangladesh border, it is one of the top places to visit in Dawki.

Zero Point is the international border point where River Dawki, also known as Umngot River, crosses India and enters into Bangladesh. At Zero Point, there would be Indian border security guards who keep the eye over any unforeseen circumstances ensuring the security of the border and visitors. One can see Bangladesh and people on the other side from this point. Jaflong is popular for its stone accumulations and is home to the Khasi clan.

Timings: 8 AM - 4 PM

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#3 of 3 Places to Visit in Dawki

At a distance of 9 km from Dawki, Burhill Waterfall is a scenic waterfall situated near Dawki in Meghalaya. It is one of the scenic waterfalls in Meghalaya and among the best places to experience Dawki Tourism.

Burhill Waterfalls is located on Dawki - Riwai Road. It is an ideal place for nature lovers as it is situated amidst the thick wooded hills. With milky white water, the streams flows into a river in the Sylhet borders of Bangladesh. It is difficult to go near the waterfall but one can have great views and take some snaps from the bridge built over it.

Timings: 6 AM - 5 PM

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