Ri-Kynjai in lap of Nature the luxury resort in Shillong
Desperately want a break from the fiercely competitive corporate world, away from backbreaking headlines? Are you tearing your hair apart sitting before the system for hours together. Go visit the Ri-Kynjai resort in Shillong and spend some quality time with your family and friends. A world of serene hospitality, you will get totally immersed in the lap of Nature in this luxury resort.
Ri-Kynjai in Khasi language means ‘serenity by the lake’. This splendidly beautiful resort is located in Ri-Bhoi district in the state of Meghalaya. Meghalaya also finds a place in the list of ‘100 Romantic Destinations of the World’. It is the perfect getaway for people who want to spend more time amidst verdant surroundings and unravel the mysteries of Nature. The hotel overlooks the azure waters of Umiam Lake and boasts of spacious cottages. Enjoy the traditional Khasi spa treatment and ‘have to your fill’ local delicacies.
Located 20 km away from Shillong and spread across 45 acres of land, this eight-year-old resort comprise six supreme rooms, six superior rooms and five traditional hybrid cottage. The rooms have an ethnic touch to it and have been built on the line of Khasi thatch huts. It is equipped with all the modern amenities and the damage on your pocket is not much.
“Tourists come in throughout the year though the peak season is from September to May. You are greeted by the best of Khasi hospitality and enjoy the traditional spread. Our chefs specialise in smoked pork with bamboo shoot and the famous Cherrapunji chicken blended with freshly grounded pepper. The Sao Aiam restaurant also serves Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine,” says Gilbert Malmgiang, the Manager of the resort.
The interiors of the Sao Aiam restaurant has been tastefully done up with textiles and crafts of the Northeast region. The Khem Janai spa offers the traditional Khasi massage and herbal treatment and has a soothing effect on your frayed nerves. The spa is run by Lapa Nalini and is well equipped with hydro therapy equipment.
Khem Tynrai : It is the traditional Khasi curative massage. It is a kind of medical spa and helps people recover from mild injury. It also helps one to de-stress and remove body and joint pain.
Khasi Bath: The Khasi bath is a kind of water massage which helps people, otherwise feeling very lethargic, spring back on their feet.
Khem Jah Thai : It is a kind of massage which helps in circulation of the blood. This massage is unique because of its ‘pressure point theory’ which is peculiar to the region.
Lum Sohpetbneng and Lum Diengiei peaks are a few kilometers away from the resort and trekkers could freak out and have the time of their life trekking.
If you want to get familiar with the lifestyle of the Khasi community, just take a walking trip to the nearby Umiuh village and enjoy the rustic life.
A boat ride on Umiam lake, coupled with a picnic in one of the artificial islands, can make your trip truly memorable.
Tee off in Shillong Golf Course, at a distance of 20 km away from the resort, amidst the lush green ambience. It is one of the oldest golf courses in the world.