Buckle up and set off on a splendid drive of 95 km from the city of Shillong to the International trade route border town of Dawki. Located in the Jaintia Hills, this town is sandwiched between the countries of India and Bangladesh and is a major trading centre. Deep gorges and ravines greet one on the way to Dawki and on approaching Dawki, is the Umngot river, the venue of the annual boat race held during the spring months of March - April at Umsyiem. Visitors come here to experience boat rides on the river and enjoy the scenic surroundings. The suspension bridge over the Umngot river, built by the British in 1932, is a beautiful sight and is worth a visit.