Travelers are voting Umiam Lake, Thadlaskein Lake and Jarain Pitcher Plant Lake as the best of 4 lakes near Shillong. There are 1 lake near Ri-Bhoi a city just 32 km from Shillong and 1 lake near Dispur which is 40 km distant. The most popular of these are Umiam Lake near Ri-Bhoi and Dipor Bil in Dispur. You can find 7 lakes in Meghalaya and 290 lakes in the country of India. Our members favorite in Meghalaya is Umiam Lake and Ambazari Lake is the top pick in India. Want more? Check out our map of lakes near Shillong.