Menyapa Senja di Bukit Lailara, Pulau Sumba

Menyapa Senja di Bukit Lailara, Pulau Sumba


Pulau Sumba dianugerahi banyak spot anti mainstream. Pagi, siang, senja, bahkan tengah malam, semua istimewa.

Terkenal dengan julukan “Pulau Seribu Bukit”, jangan salahkan Tuhan saat memberi Sumba landscape yang mempesona. Salah satunya ada di Bukit Lailara, terletak di pinggir jalanan berkelok-kelok naik turun bukit menuju Tarimbang.

Sumba Island in East Nusa Tenggara of Indonesia is called “Island of a Thousand Hills”. The island has many interesting places and landscapes such as the gorgeous hills. One place to enjoy the beauty of Sumba Island is Bukit Lailara. This location is a part of East Sumba and located on the main road to the Tarimbang beach.

Suasana senja Bukit Lailara di bulan Mei
Suasana senja Bukit Lailara di bulan Mei. (pic by Indi)

Sepintas, Bukit Lailara mirip dengan Bukit Wairinding yang lebih dulu famous berkat penampilannya di film Pendekar Tongkat Emas. Tapi Bukit Lailara punya cerita yang berbeda. Suasana hening, sepi, tanpa rumah penduduk, tiang listrik, dan segala polusi modernitas lainnya menjadi gambaran naturalnya bukit ini.

Sejauh mata memandang hanya tampak hamparan perbukitan yang merupakan landscape alam khas Pulau Sumba. Kalo beruntung, kamu akan melihat sekelompok kuda yang menambah kesan cantik lokasi ini.

Can you guess who's this guy on silhouette of Bukit Lailara
Can you guess who’s this guy on silhouette of Bukit Lailara?

At first glance, Lailara looks similar with “Bukit Wairinding”, which very famous among tourist. Tough Lailara has its own characteristics and the atmosphere is more quiet and more natural. From the top of Lailara, the view of the hills is a natural landscape, typical of the Sumba Island. At a certain period, it appears a group of Sumba’s horses.

Bukit Lailara cocok dikunjungi hampir sepanjang tahun. Hanya dominasi warna saja yang berbeda. Tampak bukit menghijau saat musim hujan dan perbukitan yang kering dan berwarna coklat pada musim kemarau. Buat saya, Lailara di musim kering adalah gambaran alam Sumba sesungguhnya.

Bukit Lailara di bulan Agustus, kering, coklat kemerahan
Bukit Lailara di bulan Agustus, kering, coklat kemerahan

Lailara hill can be visited throughout the year. In the dry season, these hills appear reddish brown in the afternoon, while in the rainy season seems like a natural painting green. The best time to visit Lailara is in the afternoon or evening. Lailara is also a favorite place of tourists to enjoy the sunset.

Waktu terbaik di bukit Lailara adalah sore hari, menunggu sunset, hingga after sunset.

Tapi di siang hari pun Bukit Lailara tetap istimewa.

Pemandangan di Bukit Lailara saat siang hari di bulan Desember
Pemandangan di Bukit Lailara saat siang hari di bulan Desember
Gorgeous view of Lailara Hills in East Sumba
Gorgeous view of Lailara Hills in East Sumba
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