Meghalaya Tourism

Dawki Tourism – An Ultimate Travel Guide

Dawki Overview

The panoramic beauty of Dawki is not only mesmerizing in heavily edited pictures, but also in real life. Dawki is a picturesque town of Meghalaya and is one of the most visited tourist destinations located in the northeastern region of India. It is a place which will surely be remembered by you forever even if you visit it only once.

What Makes Dawki So Famous?

In addition to being blessed with an abundance of nature’s beauty, Dawki is also blessed with a variety of minerals. It boasts of coal mines as well as plenty of limestone stocks making it an international trading point of India, especially with the neighboring country- Bangladesh.

Interestingly, Dawki is also well known for having a road that directly joins it with the border of Bangladesh.

The Umngot River with its crystal clear water is Dawki’s primary attraction. Tourists, while boating in the river, can even see the rock bed underneath due to its astounding clarity. Adding to all of this beauty, the Dawki River also functions as a fishing spot for both- India and Bangladesh.

What is the best time to visit Dawki?

Dawki has a pleasant weather all-round the year, making it ideal to visit during any season. Situated just below the Jaintia Hills, the Dawki town is blessed with magnificence and dense greenery. Dawki is colder in winter, however, the temperature is still pleasant and bearable to the visitors.

Where can we stay in Dawki?

Earlier there weren’t too many well-established hotels or BnBs to stay in Dawki but few new accommodations have come up recently without hampering its untouched beauty.

Betel Nut Resort in Shnognpdeng village is one of the good options for a resort stay. Apart from

resort there are few hotels and homestays in Dawki and Shnognpdeng.

For a standard hotel accomomodation you can book your stay at Lamin Guest House and for budget options you can go with homestays.

Apart from hotel and resort stays in Dawki you can do riverside camping. Campsites are available in Shnongpdeng, Dawki. You can pre book camping in Dawki online from Travenjo at a reasonable price. Best camping service providers have listed their offers with us for giving you the best camping experience at the most affordable price.

Here is a list of the top 3 accomodation options in Dawki which are liked by tourists-

1. Betel Nut Resort

2. Lamin Guest House.

3. Riverside Camping

Things to do at Dawki

Here is a list of the top 10 things you must do in Dawki to get the best out of your trip-

1) Boat Ride- You can do boating in the clean and crystal clear waters of Dawki River.

2) Kayaking– Get some adrenaline rush with Kayaking at Shnongpdeng!

4) Snorkeling and Swimming- You can do snorkeling and swimming under expert guide in the shallow water near the shore and refresh yourself.

5) Scuba Diving – Experience river water scuba diving in Shnongpdeng Dawki.

6) Watch the sunset– and maybe click a snap for your Instagram feed

7) Bonfire– for the sake of vibes at least!

8) Interacting with the locals– you’ll end up learning a thing or two about their culture

9) Clicking Pictures– obviously!

10) Read, write, paint or relax near the river- get indulge with the environment there and feel your creative juices flow.

Itineraries for Dawki Tour

You can choose your ideal Dawki Tour plan from our list of Dawki Tour Packages.

Tips for visiting Dawki

Here are some of the most important tips while visiting Dawki-

  • Keep a track of the weather
  • Wear appropriate footwear and clothing (avoid tight clothing)
  • Remember to carry your first aid kit and your prescription medicines with you
  • Carry your charger (a portable charger is recommended)

How do we reach Dawki?

How can you visit Dawki by road?

You can reach Dawki from Shillong by car. Dawki is approximately 81.5 km away from Shillong which is the capital of Meghalaya. The path to Dawki is full of beautiful trees, captivating rivulets, and dense forests. You can either hire a vehicle for self-driving or hop on to a private or public bus that takes you here.

How can we reach Dawki by rail?

Traveling by train can be fun if you take the right route and are travelling with your loved ones. If you want to reach Dawki by train, you should book your tickets for Guwahati, Assam as this is the only nearest railway station. The distance between Guwahati to Dawki is about 176 km. You can pre-book a taxi from Guwahati to Dawki to avoid last minute hassle.

How can one reach Dawki by air?

The fastest and easiest way to travel to Dawki would be to take a flight. Despite the fact that there are no airports in Dawki itself, the most proximal one is the Shillong Airport which is abut 3.5 hours away from Dawki but it has direct flights only from few cities.

Guwahati Airport has many direct flights from major cities. From Guwahati Airport, it will take around 5 hours drive to finally reach Dawki.

Another way to reach Dawki by air would be to avail the helicopter service from Guwahati Airport to Shillong from where you can hire a cab to reach Dawki.

When can we visit Dawki?

We are sure you’d be quite excited and looking forward to visiting Dawki so you will definitely ask- how is the weather in Dawki? Usually what is the temperature there?

You’d be glad to hear that Dawki can be visited throughout the year! It is blessed with a pleasant climate all year round.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here we have made a list of the top 10 most frequently asked questions by travelers while booking Dawki Tour Packages. The following FAQ’s will answer most of your questions about the place and help you to get a fair idea as to how you can plan your trip.

1) Which is the best hotel in Dawki?

The “best” hotel would be different for every traveler. Some prefer proximity to tourist destinations, some prefer to stay away from the noise of the city, some prefer luxurious places, some prefer being in the arms of nature and hearing the birds chirping.You can speak with our agents about your requirements and we can help you find “the best” hotel for you based on your budget and other needs. However you can check these places for staying in and near Dawki:
Betelnut Resort
Lamin Guest House
Brightstar Camping

2) Is traveling to Dawki expensive?

No, not at all! Dawki is one of the most budget-friendly places for travelers. You can get amazing customized tour packages at extremely affordable rates for Dawki if you book through us. Contact us and speak with our agent to get your booking done at awesome discounted prices.

3) What are the important clothes to carry while in Dawki?

Remember to carry your jackets and warm clothes during winter. Also don’t forget your raincoat in monsoons since it rains quite heavily during monsoons. Wear comfortable and good quality shoes for a strong grip as Dawki Tour involves light trekking.

4) Is Dawki ideal for a honeymoon or a family trip?

Dawki is ideal for all kinds of tours- be it a honeymoon tour for couples, a family trip with kids, parents, and grandparents, or a group tour with your close buddies.

5) What are some of the common souvenirs that people can buy from Dawki?

Apart from the common souvenirs like tees, keychains, etc, you can find many other rare and unique souvenirs in Dawki. Make sure you carry home at least one handicraft as a memory so that you help the locals there earn a little while also having something as a memory of your Dawki Trip.

6) What is the shortest Dawki Tour available?

You can cover Dawki in a single day if your tour is planned properly. You can opt for a Dawki day tour from Shillong or Cherrapunji and visit it smajor places. You can speak with our agent to get the package customized by adding and/or removing activities to suit your requirement.

7) Will we get any discounts on group booking?

For queries related to pricing, discounts, group booking, etc we request you to speak with our agent as it would depend on every query.

8) Are there any data or connectivity issues in Dawki?

No, not at all. Despite being a place in nature’s lap, there is very good connectivity in Dawki. In fact, if you are an influencer, you can even live stream your whole journey!
No need to worry about having to find a spot and standing there until you finish your phone call to inform your loved ones about your activities.

9) Are drones allowed in Dawki?

Yes, drones are allowed in most of the places in Dawki, however, if at any place drones are not allowed, our local representative will inform you beforehand to avoid fines.

10) Is Dawki a safe place for tourists?

Dawki is a quite peaceful place. Despite sharing frontiers with Bangladesh, Dawki does not experience any problem law and order problem. It is a tourist hub and one of the safest places in Meghalaya.
Normally travelers do not experience any untoward incident like theft and other petty crimes in Dawki.