Hot Tourist Destinations of Northeast

Tasek Lake

East Garo Hills, Songsak

Situated near Songsak block, just off the Darugiri-Songsak road in the East Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, Tasek lake is a large inland lake which was created when the 1897 earthquake took place. The lake is formed by the Damring river and is said to be the home of a huge water serpent called Sangkini (monstrous snake) by the locals. Tasek lake has vast potential for pisciculture and the state government has lately established a major fishery there.

This natural inland lake serves as a suitable picnic spot and camping site, with its relaxing ambience and cool waters. One can also enjoy fishing here. Tourists can simply laze around in the wilderness of Mother Nature – East Garo Hills. Amidst the soothing environment, Tasek lake is a popular tourist spot.

Destination at a Glance
How to reach

Nearest airport is the Guwahati Airport. Helicopters are available from Guwahati to Tura. Nearest railway station is Guwahati railway station. By road Guwahati to Tura is 219kms, via Shillong it is 323 kms. By road Tura to Williamnagar is 70.2 kms. From Williamnagar to Tasek lake is 45kms.

Best time to visit
September to May
Nearest city