Wards Lake

Wards Lake Shillong Timings, Entry fees, Route info, Boating Charges

This Lake is known by Pollock’s Lake or Nan Polok. It is said that this Lake is of 100 years old.

S.NoLake History
1Sir William Ward, the erstwhile Chief Commissioner of Assam thought of building the Lake. Hence it is named after him
2During British Rule, Engineer Fitzwilliam Thomas Pollock designed the lake
3Constructed in 1894 by Colonel Hopkins
4Khasi prisoner Jismot Chyme dug out the Lake

Wards Lake Timings

SeasonDayOpening Timings
Mar-OctMon-Fri8:30 am -6:30 pm
Mar-OctSat-Sun8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Oct-FebMon-Fri8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Oct-FebSat-Sun8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Entry Fees

S.NoDetailsTicket Cost
1AdultRs.10/ Person
2Disable PersonRs.5/ Person
3Video Camera Non-CommercialRs.200
4Minor, Senior Citizen (with Photo Id proof)Rs.5
5Handycam/ CameraRs.300

Wards Lake Boating Timings

1SummerFeb-Jun9:30 am -5:00 pm
2WinterJun-Feb9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Wards Lake Boating Charges

S.NoBoat TypeDurationTicket CostMax Weight allowed
12 Seater25 minsRs.50120 Kg
22 Seater45 minsRs.80120 Kg
34 Seater25 minsRs.100 
44 Seater45 minsRs.160 
55 Seater + Boatman25 minsRs.170 
65 Seater + Boatman45 minsRs.290 
78 Seater + Boatman25 minsRs.240 
8Boatman Service Charge Rs.20/ Ride 

Joggers Charges

1AdultRs.100/ Month
2AdultRs.1200/ Year


For Tour Packages, Please call @ +91 93 93 93 9150

How to reach Wards Lake?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Shillong which is 32 Km away,

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Shillong which is 31 Km away.

By Road

  1.  From Shillong, this place can be reached by Private Taxi.