Meghalaya

the 'Abode of Clouds'. Round the vowels a touch full, stretch the 'a' that links 'megh' and 'aalaya'...The name presages dream-like vistas - a magical land with its head perpetually in the clouds. 

Shillong Bed & Breakfast

Shillong , Meghalaya

12 guests
8 beds
4 cottage(s)
Rs.1750/night

A walk in the clouds...

    On the subject of entrancing places, M.M. Kaye talks of names "that possess a peculiar, singing magic in every syllable; like Samarkand or Rajasthan, or Kilimanjaro..."In that list she should include Meghalaya, the 'Abode of Clouds'. Round the vowels a touch full, stretch the 'a' that links 'megh' and 'aalaya'...The name presages dream-like vistas - a magical land with its head perpetually in the clouds.

    It is best said at the outset so you can paint them into your mental frames: Meghalaya's colours are white and green. The white of cloud and mist is "a shining and affirmative thing" but the green - the green annihilates everything "to a green thought in a green shade". The colours form backdrop to everything - the roads, the landscapes, the ubiquitous waterfalls. The verdure is not surprising, of course, given that the small state gets an awful lot of rain. On average it receives 12,000mm each year - more than any other state.

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