Witness the grandeur of Cherry Blossoms in Autumn this November in Meghalaya’s Khasi Hills. From 13-16 November 2019, the Cherry Blossom Festival in Shillong will celebrate the unique autumn flowering of Himalayan Cherry Blossoms with community events such as live music gigs, a beauty pageant, and stalls showcasing the cuisine, wine, arts and craft of the region. Travellers can also enjoy illuminated cherry blossoms and fine dining at Ward’s Lake between 4-8 p.m. Alongside, there will be a rock concert, traditional folk music, unplugged western music and dance performances from all over North East India, choir performances, bicycle rallies, storytelling sessions of local and world folktales . Visitors can even bring their golf set along to participate in the amateur golf tournament. All events are free and open to all.
Meghalaya, also known as ‘Abode of the Clouds’ has one of the world’s largest surviving matrilineal cultures. It has a rich forest cover and its forests are considered among the richest botanical habitats of Asia, which support rich floral and faunal diversity. Meghalaya also offers many adventure tourism opportunities in the
form of mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking and hiking, caving (spelunking) and water sports. Meghalaya’s capital, Shillong, the “Scotland of the East”, is often called “India’s Rock Music Capital” due to its inhabitants’ great passion for music. In 2016, it was voted “India’s Favourite Hill Station” by HolidayIQ.com.