Friday, April 13, 2018

L is for Laitlum Canyon #AtoZChallenge

Laitlum Canyon lies in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya in India. 
Meghalaya is made up of two words: Megha (meaning clouds) and Alya (meaning home).
Welcome to the home of clouds....welcome to Meghalaya.

Laitlum means 'end of hills'
and today my lovely, loyal readers, we're going to this lush canyon, 
nestled in the East Khasi hills of Shillong.

You don't have to do a thing.
 You don't have to carry anything either.
Bring you with you, though:)
Be here.
Be present: here and now.
Rain is predicted but the sky is still making up his mind whether 
to call the clouds for company 
or just be by himself.
So, all you'll need to do is keep your eyes and your heart open..,
inhale.
exhale



In the deepest of canyons, in the furthest of vistas, tea is available, hot and sweet, no matter where you go in India (or parts of India where tea is preferred to coffee).

 Sweet Sonya sold us a few cups of tea and even smiled for a photo afterwards.
Sometimes a random click can yield a surprising narrative:
 The sun was inching his way to set. 
And while the locals packed up their stalls to leave,
  the tourists tried to hold on to the last possible slivers of light to breathe in 
the 'arms-wide-open-for-a-warm-embrace' kind of beauty of this vast vista.
NO trek/wandering in India is complete without a plate of 
garam, garam Maggi.
Laitlum was no exception.
So long...till we meet again.
It's been a lazy kinda day for me.
It's matched perfectly with L.
How has yours been so far?

22 comments:

  1. Hari oM
    Love your Luxurious Look at Laitlum!!! am breathing a little more Loosely now...&*> YAM xx

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  2. that is a wide space to roam, I like it.

    have a lovely day.

    my latest a-z is: lazy

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    1. Thank you for stopping by on your lazy day Lissa:)

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  3. Wonderful pictures again, a magnificent place.
    https://iainkellywriting.com/2018/04/13/l-is-for-lisbon-portugal/

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    1. Cheers Iain. It's the kind of place one doesn't want to leave.

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  4. All that and a hot beverage, too!
    Clearly paradise. :-)

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  5. Sounds and looks perfectly wonderful and peaceful, Arti! Thanks for the incredible tour.

    Emily In Ecuador | Lights Reflecting Off the Ocean, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador

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    1. You're very welcome Emily. I love this blogging challenge for the glimpses of the world it affords us.

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  6. Now I feel really calm! The pictures are wonderful, the clouds add atmosphere. Excellent Arti.

    A-Z of My Friend Rosey!

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    1. Glad the pictures calmed you Keith:) Thank you for the comment.

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  7. Loved this virtual tour of Laitlum Canyon, you shared through these beautiful pictures. North East is on our travel wish list and hope to explore and experience it soon.

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    1. You'll love the North East Shilpa. Thank you for stopping by.

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  8. The photos help my muscles relax...

    Beth
    https://bethlapinsatozblog.wordpress.com/

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  9. Ah such a lovely retreat! Such a vista of beauty. And tea too - I don't think it gets better than that.

    Your photo with the unexpected surprise has me wildly guessing.

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    1. Cheers Deborah.

      I know what you mean....so many questions pop up when you see a scene like this one.

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  10. Such beautiful photos and verse too! A beautiful land and a beautiful post!

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  11. Loved ‘L’ and the beautiful pictures that spoke a million words !

    💜

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