We welcome you to the Border of India and Bangladesh ~ Dawki, Meghalaya.
Dawki also known as Tamabil is a small town nestled in the border of India and Bangladesh. Located in the Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya, Dawki serves as an important trade route between India and Bangladesh. Although the area is heavily guarded by border patrols of India and Bangladesh, Dawki doesn’t have any fenced border between these two countries implying this to be a friendly border. The demarcation s done using a few stone pillars and gates across the border of each countries. The pillar 1275 is the distinct border and Dawki. Visitors to Dawki can cross the border of India and travel upto the pillar 1275 and return back to India. Again, the area is heavily guarded by the Border Security Force (BSF) of India and hence it is necessary o speak to them and seek their approval before crossing the border at Dawki.
Dawki is famous for the Umngot River. the Umngot River at Dawki marks a natural border between the Khasi and Jaintia hills of Meghalaya. The Dawki Umngot River has water so crystal clear that one can easily see the river bed clearly from the surface. During winter months especially November and December the waters are so clear that when the boats ply on its waters, it actually looks like these boats are floating in air. At Dawki, over the Umngot River is also a suspension bridge that was built by the British in 1932.
Dawki is gradually becoming a popular tourist destination of Meghalaya. Dawki has not much of an infrastructure to handle a heavy influx of tourists and visits to Dawki are mostly for a day. So Dawki doesn’t have many hotels for stay. Although small shops are available that serve tea and snacks. An option to stay at Dawki is at the camping grounds of Dawki. The Pioneer Adventure tours have their camping grounds at Dawk that also offers its visitors options of adventure water sports. The various adventure sports organized at Dawki are Kayaking, Ziplining, Snorkeling, etc. Kayaking on the uMngot River at Dawki is an experience one of a kind ad is a perfect site for beginners. Snorkelling at Dawki gives you a first hand experience of exploring the clear waters of the Umngot River at Dawki. The underwater photography during snorkelling at Dawki is indeed a rewarding experience.
And all of the above can be experienced by halting for a night at Dawki by the beautiful campsite along the Umngot River. get to experience a day off from the busy city life listening to the chirping of the birds, the gushing sound of the water of Umngot an spend your night of calm. The halt at campsite at Dawki is sure to leave you relaxed and rejuvenated and filled with memories of you visit to the Border of India and Bangladesh at Dawki!