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Ri Kynjai Eco resort, Shillong, Meghalaya



About Meghalaya

A land of incessant rainfall and thunderous waterfalls, Meghalaya stands true to its Sanskrit meaning ‘The Abode of Clouds’. During the monsoon fluffy clouds engulf the gentle green hills, giving the entire landscape a very surreal effect. About one third of the state is forested. Its mountain forests are distinct from the lowland tropical forests to the north and south. The capital Shillong which is also a hill station is often referred to as the Scotland of the Eastland has been a tourist destination since the British ruled the North East province.

Meghalaya is credited with being the wettest state in India with some areas receiving rainfall as high as 1200 cm annually. The little town of Cherapunjee is very famous for it’s world record status of receiving the most rainfall in a calendar month. The Meghalayan subtropical forests have been considered among the richest botanical habitats of Asia. These forests receive abundant rainfall and support a vast variety of floral and faunal biodiversity. A small portion of the forest area in Meghalaya is under what is known as “sacred groves”. These are small pockets of ancient forest that have been preserved by the communities for hundreds of years due to religious and cultural beliefs. These forests are reserved for religious rituals and generally remain protected from any exploitation. These sacred groves harbor many rare plant and animal species.

Ri Kynjai Eco resort

The eco resort Ri Kynjai means “land of serene environs” and is located by the side of Umiam Lake which is about 20 km from Shilling, the Capital of Meghalaya. Set against the backdrop of the enchanting Khasi Hills, this eco friendly resort in Meghalaya is spread over 45 acres and weaves three architectural styles into a harmonious whole that synergizes perfectly with the idyllic natural surroundings. Supported on tall circular stilts, the hybrid cottages are of vernacular Khasi culture of putting up upturned boat roof in metallic thatch fused to modern gables. All these rooms have wooden floorings, a fire place and face the serene waters of Umiam Lake. The restaurant offer continental, Chinese and north eastern specialties. The restaurant, bar and the conferencing hall – all have a panoramic view of the lake, hills and forest.

This resort near Shillong reflects ethnicity, the warmth of Khasi hospitality, their eco-centric culture and captivating architecture combined with modern convenience and luxury. The surrounding areas of the resort include groves of majestic pine trees, lush paddy fields, small organic tea and vegetable gardens. This resort in the outskirts of Shillong is a trekker’s paradise as the legendary peaks; ‘Lumsohpetbheng’ and ‘Lumdiengiei’ are few kilometers away while the resort’s meandering walks provide for more relaxed exploration. The resort emporium showcases the handicrafts of Northeastern region. This premium Hotel in Shillong has a state of art Spa which offers traditional Khasi massage and herbal treatments. There are folk dance and music performances in the evenings which provide a glimpse of the diversity of the Northeastern tribes and their unique cultures. The oldest Golf Course in Asia is based in Shillong and the guests of Ri Kynjai can play and avail the facilities of the Golf course.

Facilities

  • 18 eco – friendly rooms
  • Multicuisine restaurant
  • Room service
  • A well stocked bar
  • 35 seater conference hall
  • Fire place in Cottages
  • Jacuzzi
  • Khasi Herbal Spa
  • Laundry service
  • Travel desk
  • Car parking
  • Satellite TV

Activities

  • Trekking to nearby peaks
  • Water sports at Umiam lake
  • Picnic at nearby villages
  • Forest Walk
  • Cultural dance & music programs

Tariff: Valid till Apr 2013 - On Continental Plan ( room + breakfast only )

Room Type:

Rates from 1st January 2012

Hybrid Cottages (05)

Rs. 11, 000/- + 27.42% Taxes per night

Superior Rooms {06 (R1-R6)}

Rs.7500/-   + 27.42% Taxes per night

Supreme Rooms {06 (R7-R12)}

Rs. 6, 500/-   + 27.42% Taxes per night

Terms and Conditions

  • The tariff is subject to change without prior notice.
  • Extra Person: Rs. 1800 + 27.42 tax  includes Breakfast
  •  Taxes: 27.42%  extra on Room
    • Check in is 1 pm and Check out: 12:00 Noon.
    • Children below 5 years will not be charged provided sharing Parents room without extra mattress.
  • A guaranteed reservation will be held until 1800 hrs unless a late arrival is specified.
  •  The hotel reserves the right to cancel non -guaranteed reservations, after the cut off date.
  • In case of a no show or cancellation of a guaranteed reservation, the hotel reserves the right to levy retention charge for the entire stay

Address
U.C.C. Road, Umniuh Khawn , Ri Bhoi District,, Shillong. Meghalaya

How to get there
By Air: Umroi Airport ( 17 km ) , Guwahati Airport ( 105 km )
By Rail: Guwahati Railway station ( 75km )
By Road: Shillong ( 22km )

Tourist places around Shillong:

Shillong is abundant with natural beauty. As it receives large quantity of rains, the greenery is maintained throughout the year. Some of the most fascinating tourist attractuions in and around Shillong include  Cherrapunji ( 75 km ) , Elephant falls ( 15 mts drive ) , Mawlynnong, Nartiang ( 65km ) , Mawphlang ( 20 Km ) , Mawsynram and Shillong Peak ( 5 km )

 

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