Forget Japan, Head To Shillong!

Forget Japan, Head To Shillong!
Cherry Blossom on the roads of Shillong, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

High time you got over Japan. Shillong to host the 4th edition of India International Cherry Blossom Festival

OT Staff
November 02 , 2019
02 Min Read

Meghalaya - the holy abode of clouds.It’s that time of the year again when the capital city of Shillong is all set to be lit up. It’s a known fact that its picturesque landscape makes it the perfect getaway for nature lovers but did you know that it serves as the cultural epicentre for some of the biggest festivals in the country? Home ground to events like the NH7 weekender and Shillong Autumn Festival, the city draws hordes of tourists every year. Many of you must be wondering why we are on a Shillon-appreciation rant ?Well, travel enthusiasts, we have some news for you. Shillong is all geared up to play host to one more international festival.   

The Cherry Blossom Festival is just around the corner. With tourists flocking to see the beautiful pink blossoms, Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival is well known around the world for its radiance and transient beauty. The pretty in pink full bloom not only symbolize the return of spring but are a majestic sight to behold. While you might have to wait for a few more months for the Japanese festival, did you know you no longer need to fly all the way to Japan to witness the blush-tinted blooms?  India is all set to have its very own Cherry Blossom Festival in Shillong, Meghalaya.

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First started in 2016, Shillong will host the fourth edition of the India International Cherry Blossom Festival from November 13 to November 16, 2019. The festival celebrates the unique autumn flowering of Himalayan Cherry Blossoms. The event will also feature several fashion shows, concerts, a beauty pageant, a disco, martial arts, Japanese cosplay and an amateur golf tournament for the visitors to participate in. 

The festival this year will bring in Republic of Korea as a partner country in collaboration with the Koean Cultural Centre India,  with various K-events being conducted including K-pop concerts, Korean food stalls and help desks for those seeking education opportunities in South Korea. 

So what are you waiting for? See the Cherry Blossoms in full bloom before it’s too late.

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