Dawki - The Mirror of Nature
Dawki is a picturesque small town of Meghalaya, situated in north-eastern India. Dawki is located in the west Jaintia Hill district. The place is also referred to often as – Duki, Dauki, and Dawki. It is not only a tourist destination but also a border between India and Bangladesh. The border crossing point is known as Tamabila and is about 2 km from Dawki. It is a major transport point for imports and export between India and Bangladesh.
The Umangot River
You may have seen a picture of boats on a crystal clear river that creates the illusion of the boats floating midair. This is Dawki for you, the Umngot river with its most beautiful and magnificent crystal clear water is the prime attraction of the place. The Umangot River is also known as the Dawki River and here it enters Bangladesh where it gets its new name Goyain river. The river and the boat ride on it is the primary tourist attraction on both sides of the border.
The Suspension Bridge over the Dawki is also a prime attraction. The bridge was built in 1932 by the British.
How to reach
Most tourists to Dawki come here on a day trip from Shillong which is about 2.5 hours and 82 km away. The nearest airport and railway head are in Guwahati which is about 175 km via Shillong and will take close to 5 hours to reach.
The climate in Dawki is mostly mild. However during the summer months between March to June temperature sometimes soars past is 35-degree centigrade, rainy seasons start from June to October mid and winter lasts between November and February.