Visitor Information

Witness the grandeur of Cherry Blossoms in Autumn this November in Meghalaya’s Khasi Hills. From 14-17 November 2018, 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 and a Japan Higher Education Fair . There will also be several Japanese cultural events and a Japanese Food Pavilion in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in India. 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.

 

HOW TO REACH & WHERE TO STAY

Shillong is accessible from Umroi Airport (30 minutes by road) and Guwahati Airport (2.5 hours by road)

How to Reach 

Where to Stay 

Also have a look at the following crowdsourced pages on Shillong

https://www.facebook.com/places/Things-to-do-in-Shillong/112258092118463/

https://www.facebook.com/search/112258092118463/places-in/440293872820865/places/intersect/

Places to Stay

Then there is also the Meghalaya Tourism Site that has a lot of information

Check this amazing FB page called Discover Meghalaya for spectacular landscapes, sites that you might want to explore once you get here

Yet another informative site on rural tourism is the Explore Exotic Meghalaya site