“I was super excited to attend the first ever Cherry Blossom Festival here in Shillong. This photo was taken last year at the festival. The whole scene out there was so captivating; the serene and peaceful atmosphere at Ward’s Lake is what I loved most about my experience there.
I would definitely recommend attending this festival to anyone who’s looking to have a good time,in a beautiful surrounding. It’s an amazing place and mood to be in!” ~ Shan Rabha, Shillong
Most popular for its cherry blossoms, Japan draws a number of visitors during the spring season each year. But now, a festival in Meghalaya is hoping to spark a new trend: watching the Himalayan cherry tree blossom in autumn. The tree, which is endemic to the region and typically grows wild, makes the Khasi Hills come alive every November with its delicate reds and pinks. Starting November 8th,Wed-Novemeber 11th,Thurs,2017,the Cherry Blossom Festival in Shillong will celebrate the flowering with guided night walks, live music gigs, a beauty pageant, and booths showcasing the cuisine and craft of the region, and many more.
The festival, organised by the state government and the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development, is free and open to all. [Source : natgeotraveller ]