Dawki River

How to Reach Dawki

Dawki is a small town of Meghalaya Situated near the Indo-Bangladesh border. It is termed the concealed gem of Meghalaya. Every year this beautiful location receives a great number of tourists due to its unbelievable qualities. One of its alluring locations is the Umgoat River which is also pronounced as the Dawki river. This Umngot river is referred to as the cleanest river in India. The river water is so clear that one can see the riverbed from the surface of the river. Meghalaya to which this beautiful location belongs is now considered the major tourism state. The entire state is packed with green mountains, valleys, Cascading waterfalls, lakes, and rivers. To reach the location of Dawki a traveler has to travel through winding roads and highways. Which thereafter provides him/her with some of the best scenic vistas of his/her life. Dawki is the only location in Meghalaya that provides its travelers with lots of water sports like boating, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, zip lining, snorkeling, and many more. In Dawki a traveler can also observe the individuals of Bangladesh due to its proximity to the Border.

Dawki Travel By Road

If you are planning to visit Dawki by road then you are going to enjoy your trip at the utmost level, although a road journey will fetch you more time to reach the location of Dawki. If budget is not a big problem then a road trip to Dawki is considered the best way to plan an excursion. From Shillong the capital city of Meghalya, Dawki is situated at a distance of 90 kilometres. And the subtotal distance between Dawki and Guwahati is 192 kilometres. The route that helps travellers to reach the Dawki is quite scenic. If you have your own automobile then self-driving will be the best option to outreach Dawki by road. You can even arrive at the location by a rented cab from Guwahati or Shillong. On the way to Dawki from Guwahati, a traveller can observe some of the best locations of Meghalaya like Umiam lake, Elephant Falls, Shillong Peak and Pynursula. If you visiting Dawki from a major city of India then, first of all, you have to arrive first at Guwajti city through NH 31 and NH 37 as it is well connected to almost every major city of India. After arriving at Guwahati city you have to continue your journey with State Highway 3 and National Highway 206 to reach the location of Dawki.

Distance in kilometers and time durationFrom
175 kilometres and about 6 hoursGuwahati to Dawki
1,080 kilometres and 26 hoursPatna to Dawki
1,205 kilometres and about 30 hoursKolkata to Dawki
2,337 kiometres and about 40 hoursChandigarh to Dawki
2,107 kilometres and about 41 hoursJaipur to Dawki

Dawki Travel By Railways

If you are planning to visit Dawki by train then sadly you will not be able to do so. As it belongs to the state of Meghalya which does not have its own railhead. The nearest railhead to this beautiful destination of Meghalaya which is Dawki is Guwahati Railway station. The total distance between Dawki and Guwahati railway station is 192 kilometers. After arriving at Guwahati railhead travelers can book a cab to the Dawki location. If you are not wanting to book a cab then you can opt for an ASTC or MTC bus service that will help you to reach the capital city of Meghalaya. From Shillong, you have to hire a taxi to reach the destination of Dawki and from Shillong, it takes about three hours to outreach Dawki. Apart from bus and cab services In Guwahati a traveler can also opt for helicopter service. For a helicopter, it used to take about 20 minutes to reach Shillong city. Dawki can be accessible only by road route and it takes about five hours for a cab to reach the location of Dawki but if you are moving with a bus then the required time duration increases a bit. Some of the well-known trains’ names and their numbers are given below that have straight connectivity to Guwahati railway station.

Train name and numberFrom
DBRT Rajdhani no (12424)Delhi–Guwahti–Dibrugarah
BNC GHY EXP no (02509), SBC NTSK SPECIAL no (02249)Bangalore Cantt BNC to Guwahati
DIBRUGARH EXP no (15929)Chennai Egmore to Dibrugarah
Guwahati Express no (12515)Trivandrum to Guwahati

Dawki Travel By Air

If you want to travel fast then traveling by air is the fastest way to reach the location of Dawki. But regrettably, you will not be able to fly to Dawki as it does not have an Airport. The nearest airport to Dwaki location is situated at a distance of 82 kilometers near the capital city of Meghalaya by the name Umroi Airport. From here a traveller has to book a cab or hire a taxi to reach the desired destination of Dawki. It used to take about 3 hours to reach the Location of Dawki by cab but if you are planning to visit it by bus then the time duration increases a bit. Umroi airport is termed as a domestic airport due to which it has less connectivity. It has straight connectivity with cities like Kolkata and Imphal and Bagdogra. If you are living in states like West Bengal, and Manipur then you have multiple flight options. If you are not finding any direct connectivity from your hometown then you can opt for a flight service from Guwahati International Airport. It is also called Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. This international airport has numerous connectivity, it is well connected to cities of India like Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kolkata, and many more. After landing at the airport a traveller has to book a cab or hire a taxi to reach the location of Dawki. The subtotal distance a traveler has to cover to reach the location is 196 kilometers through state highway 3 and national highway 206. The highway that leads travelers to reach the location of Dawki is filled with picturesque sites. On the way to Dawki from Guwahati, you can witness the largest lake of Meghalaya, Mawkdok Dympep Valley, and many small-small falls. Some of the famous flights’ names are given below which have direct connectivity with Guwahati airport.

Vistara, Air Asia (India)Chennai to Guwahati
Alliance Air, IndiGoKolkata to Umroi
Spicejet, IndiGoMumbai to Guwahati
GO FIRST, VistaraNew Delhi to Guwahti
Akasa Air, Air Asia (India), IndiGoBangalore to Guwahati