Cherry Blossom Festival: It’s cherry blossom season in Shillong


Meghalaya’s capital city Shillong is awash with the beautiful pink of gorgeous cherry blossoms and to celebrate the beauty  the Cherry Blossom Festival in Shillong is all set to make a comeback this year and the event will be held from November 25 to 27.

 Every year in autumn, Shillong wears a shade of pink with the blooming of these flowers, giving people another reason to head to the hill station. 

Taking to his Twitter handle Meghalaya Chief Miniter Cornad Sangma, “Some beautiful #cherryblossoms around #Shillong in the past years. It’s almost Cherry Blossom season and the #Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival is back! Join us from the 25th-27th November, 2021.”

The blooming cherry blossoms has everyone going gaga on social media, with many comparing Shillong’s magnificent landscape to that of Japanese and French cities.

Festival Days: 25th to 27th Nov, 2021 Venue 1: Ward’s Lake : 10:00 am – 06:00 pm.

Umpteen competitions including singing, fashion show etc. will be organised  during the 3-day event. 

Just a few years since its conceptualisation, the cherry blossom festival has been hit in the state drawing a large footfall from all over the world. 

However, in 2020  the festival was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.