Saturday, April 26, 2014

W for Ward's Lake



Ward's Lake is a beautiful man-made lake in Shillong, in the State of Meghalaya of India. The lake is named after Sir William Ward, the then, Chief Commissioner of Assam. (Shillong was once the capital of undivided Assam). A beautiful little lake with short garden walks and boating facilities - this is a popular spot for both local and visiting tourists. It is known as Nan-Polok among the locals.

The first time I visited Ward's Lake was in 1995, when I went to participate in the 1st Junior National Karate championship. Since then, I have visited the lake a number of times. There is a ornamental bridge across the lake, where you can stand and feed the goldfish below. The lake is full of pretty and big goldfish, who are in my opinion quite obese. Thanks to the generous visitors. You can buy food for them from the vendors inside the lake complex.

The last I was there was in December 2009, along with my office buddies. We all had joined the organization only a month prior to the visit. Here are a few pictures.

 
 

14 comments:

  1. I looks very pretty and looks like a very serene spot to go to.
    Katy Did

    Life's Ride In Between

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    1. Shillong is a pretty hill station and there are various beautiful places to visit in and around it.

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  2. wow....never been to the north east! I need toooooooooo!

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    1. Northeast India is called paradise unexplored!

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  3. Good one ^_^ u do travel lot :D

    http://jrnywithprabhu.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thanks Sachin. Well, I don't travel a lot, only now and then :)

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  4. Nice one for travel enthusiasts. I wish to visit north east someday!

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    1. You would like it Shine. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Ward's Lake seems to be a good place to visit.
    If I were to go there, I would be careful not to give the gold fish too much food.

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    1. On seeing them you will feel like feeding them more! Thanks for the visit Romi.

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  6. Sounds like a fun lake to chill and make memories..would love to visit. Thanks for writing bout it:)

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  7. Have not been there for a long tym...

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Loved that you dropped by. It would lovely to know how you feel about this post too :)