WHERE THE MOUNTAINS SANK
About 65 kms away from Guwahati’s hustle-bustle, there exists a serene lake, nestled away quietly amidst hills, tea gardens and Rabha villages. History says that this large lake was formed during the massive 1897 Assam earthquake and a local further explained that at that time, five mountains had sunken into the ground and hence the name Chandubi- where Chand means five in Khasi and Dubi means sinking.
Chandubi lakes’ picturesque setting attracts a lot of visitors and picnic parties. It is also a home to a large variety of migratory birds in the winter.
From Guwahati you have to go towards Airport and then up to Mirza Charali (or police point), from there take left turn towards Mirza College and go towards Barihat> Loharghat> Chand dubi or Chandubi lake road. Up to Mirza buses are available but from there you have to take private vehicle to reach the lake. Take food along with you as there is no such provision of food stall near the lake. If you are planning to stay at the government tourist lodge near the lake , must carry full ration including kerosene and petrol. Be careful in doing water activities especially boating as lots of accidents occurs here.