Cafe Umbir - a resort in Barapani near Shillong

Cafe Umbir - resort in Barapani, Meghalaya
Cafe Umbir is a quiet destination for nature lovers. Little above from the Umiam Lake (Barapani Lake), towards NEPA, the resort is a place that is frequented for holidays and recreation. 75 Kms from Guwahati and 20 Kms from Shillong, it is situated in almost a noiseless destination mainly designed for people looking for serenity and peace. While the resort provides cottage and rooms, most preferable to travellers are the tents facing the Umiam Lake below. Amidst the pine trees, one can sit next to a bonfire and have some delicious roast or barbeque pork made by Sangma, the chef and the caretaker of the property.

One has to understand that this is not a hotel nor a fancy resort where all kinds of people can come and create nuisance. This place is mainly for travellers and not tourists who are looking for tranquillity of rural life.


The resort has rooms, cottages and tents.

The tents can accommodate upto a group of 20 people.

The room with attached toilet above the restaurant can provide shelter for upto 2 people.

Each cottage can accommodate upto 6 people. Each cottage has a bed room, a drawing room and attached toilet.


Sangma, the chef and all in all of the resort is an excellent cook. One can have various non-veg dishes including roast pork, chicken or beef and different home grown vegetable dishes. Chicken momo is quite popular. People can have food in the main restaurant or in the bamboo hut. One can also request Sangma to set up a table outdoor near the tent zone facing the Umiam Lake.

The package includes veg and non-veg breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks and beverages are available in the restaurant at all times. Some items from the food menu can be prepared on prior order and may take several hours to serve.


One can request for a bonfire for a minimal price.


Parking is available in the cafe.

How To Reach

Situated in Umbir in Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya, one can drive her/his own car or take a cab from Guwahati or Shillong to Cafe Umbir. It is opposite to St. Francis Bassisi school near Ri Kynjai resort in Barapani.

Address - Umbir, Ranikor Taluk, Ri Bhoi District, Opposite St. Francis Bassisi School, Umiam, India 277291


Tent per person per day (only stay) - Rs 700
Tent per person per day (with breakfast, lunch, dinner) - Rs 1200
Room per day (twin sharing | bed tea and biscuit complimentary) - Rs 2000
Cottages per day (upto 2 people) - Rs 3500
Cottages per day (upto 4 people) - Rs 4400
Cottages per day (upto 5 people) - Rs 4800

Booking and Enquiry

For enquiry regarding availability please write to A nonrefundable deposit of 50% of per day rent is required at the time of booking which will be adjusted in the final bill. Call (91) 75780 13817 for more information.

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Cafe Umbir near Umiam Lake

The Cafe Umbir Resort is maintained by OK! North East.

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  5. I visited India August 2015, hope this year I will go to India again with my baby and wife. So we must visit this place Shillong as you said. And will write a review from my experience. Thanks for the sharing us.


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