Saturday, May 27, 2006

Scenic Shillong




I had promised pictures so finally dug out some.. This is Umiam lake and is the best part after a long drive from Guwahati to Shillong. Its gorgous to look at and you know you've almost reached Shillong.. This is the time to nudge awake passengers and keep a eye out for lovely scenes of the lake.. Then one can see the outskirts of Shillong and enjoy the bustling markets as you approach the town... The waterfalls on the right are one of my favourite in Shillong. It is called appropriately Elephant Falls and is rather grand especially after a heavy downpour in Shillong. You also need to hike down some steep steps to get a good look which isn't my favourite part but is fun too..

Well, the last two pcitures are from our house in Shillong.. they aren't the flowers in bloom right now but you get the idea.. I just love the colors.. one of the advatages of being next door to the wettest places in the world is the sheer abundance of flowers all year round.. Unlike Delhi, where one has to wait till winter to grow anything colorful, Shillong has flowers everywhere.. Every house has some plants and phool-patti. Take a walk and you'll see rose-bushes, and even weed-type colorful blossoms in every shade imaginable..
Credits-Pictures stolen from Dad's stash

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