This Instagram vs Reality Video Of Meghalaya’s Umngot River Will Blow Your Mind!

by Shreya Ghosh
This Instagram vs Reality Video Of Meghalaya’s Umngot River Will Blow Your Mind!

Meghalaya is one of the most beautiful states to explore in India. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes, this destination is home to unprecedented natural beauty and you will surely be blown by its aura and charm once you travel here. One of the many iconic tourist attractions of this state is the Umngot River. Visited by thousands throughout the year, this popular place is known for its pristine waters. Gladly, we do not need to consider international beaches and river destinations when we search for places with the cleanest water.

Here’s Why Umngot River Needs To Be On Your Bucket List

Umngot River
Picture credit- Wikimedia Commons

There have been so many times when we can never connect the dots between cleanliness and clean water bodies in India. While exploring so many places throughout the country, mostly we witness beaches, lakes, and rivers with dirt and pollution. But Umngot River is here to prove us wrong with its alluring beauty. The river water is so clean and crystal clear that it looks like boats are floating in mid-air. Riding a boat in such beautiful water while enjoying the scenic surroundings is surely a magnificent experience.

Also read: Water Of Umngot River In Meghalaya Is So Clear That Boats Look Like They’re Floating In Air! See!

This Instagram vs Reality Video Of This Popular Destination Will Help You To Plan Your Trip Accordingly!

Shared by Traveller Sourav Sarkar on his Instagram handle @traveller_sourav_sarkar, this video takes you on a quick virtual trip to the Umngot River and shows the huge difference between what we see on social media and what it looks like IRL!

As shared in the video, it can be seen that the water is crystal clear and the boat seems to be floating on the pristine waters. There is absolutely no crowd and the views look so serene. While in the next part of the reel, it is seen that the place is overly crowded with tourists lining up for their chance to row a boat on the river. Also, the water does not look clean like we see in pictures and videos on social media. It looks just like any other river in India.

Also read: Meghalaya’s Umngot River One Of The World’s Cleanest Rivers: Ministry Of Jal Shakti

The Instagrammer added in the caption that he took a trip to the Umngot River in the summer season. The water looks so crystal clear only in the winter season. Some Netizens also pointed out that he chose the wrong time to visit here. So if the Umngot River is on your bucket list, book your tickets to visit here in the winter season only.

If you are planning to travel to Meghalaya, make sure to witness the beauty of the Umngot River!

Cover Image Courtesy: Canva, Instagram/ Traveller Sourav Sarkar (@traveller_sourav_sarkar)