Ward's lake is synonymous to Shillong as the Kutub Minar is to Delhi and Tulips are to Holland. Situated in the heart of the city it is an artificial lake crafted with beauty in those laid-back days of the British Raj. 56-km from Shillong, Thadlaskein Lake is a beautiful spot for outing, boating and picnics. Umhang Lake is another tourist spot that popular among tourists for picnics and weekend visits. There are facilities of water sports are also available at the lake site: from Kayaking and water skiing for the adventurous to water cycling and simple boating for the less brave.