There is much to enjoy in Meghalaya, but nothing comes close to witnessing the state covered in pink hues as the sight of cherry blossoms takes over the land. The joy is palpable in the air as people walk around towns, enamoured by the stunning flowers and their pastel hues against the clear blue sky. And the best place to enjoy the sakura season in Meghalaya is the Shillong Cherry Blossom festival.
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Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival
The capital city of Meghalaya dons hues of pink and purple as it gets ready to play host to another edition of the Shillong Cherry Blossom festival. Aimed to promote music, art, and culture while paying ode to the ethereal beauty of the flowers that bring many a traveller to the eastern state, the festival also acts as a platform for artists to congregate and collaborate.
This year, the festival is being held from November 17-November 26 and will offer visitors a variety of entertainment opportunities including competitions, art shows, music and more. Food and beverage options, including Japanese and Korean cuisine, will also be at the centre of all festivities.
The pre-event festivities across different countries will culminate in India with a Mega Music Contest, the Shillong Literary Festival followed by the Cherry Blossom Festival. Presented by Meghalaya Tourism, the famous band Magic, along with DJ-producer Jonas Blue and HRVY are headlining the event at the city’s Polo Grounds. Assamese pop star Papon, Portuguese rock band Hybrid Theory, DJ-producer and music curator Nikhil Chinapa and Meghalaya’s top independent artists including R&B/soul singer-songwriter Jessie Lyngdoh, hip-hop artists like Meba Ofilia and the duo Dappest x adL are also set to enthrall the audience with their performances.
What: Shillong Cherry Blossom festival
Where: Polo Grounds, Shillong
Dates: November 17--26
For more information, click here: https://shillongcherryblossom.com/