Cherry Blossom Festival in Shillong

The popular “Scotland of the East”, Shillong is a vibrant hill station known for its unparalleled beauty, natural elegance, rolling hills, pleasant weather, and serenity. Shillong’s perpetual pleasant climate makes it favourable to guests at all times of the year. However, the most desirable time of the year is November when the entire city gets populated with blooming cherry blossoms. Travellers from far away lands come here to take a glimpse of the phenomenal sight and be a part of the famous Cherry Blossom season in Shillong. Also known as Prunus Cerasoides, the Himalayas bestow the eastern and western Khasi hills with precious cherry blooms. Not a single soul can keep their eyes or cameras away from the beautiful canvas that represents the pink Shillong!

The Eminent International Cherry Blossom Festival in Shillong

Lasting from 25th to 27th of November, the Cherry Blossom time in Shillong is a marvellous scene to experience. As the city turns into a breathtaking shade of pink, the festival gears up to execute artistic performances. The festival comprises dance performances, musical acts, pageants, and a myriad of competitions. Apart from eye-catching performances, guests can devour some of the stand-out dishes from the many stalls opened here. Indulge in food from different cuisines and quench your thirst with some redolent wine. You can also get a taste of the popular sizzling Korean barbeque while jamming to Korean songs. Apart from delicious dishes, you also get the benefit of taking souvenirs back home from the various art and crafts shops. The festival makes for an entire day of pure bliss and satisfaction!

Cherry Blossom tree in Shillong 1

Where to Spot Cherry Blossoms in Shillong

As the city gets painted in pink, trekkers and explorers open their maps to hunt for locations where they can witness the cherry blossoms in all their glory. The most popular location is Gorichen Peak. One of the highest summits in Arunachal Pradesh, the snow-capped peaks surrounded by lush greenery, witness the blooming of the pink flowers. The sight is an ethereal destination that is bound to soothe the eyes of every traveller.

Cherry Blossom tree in Shillong near Ward's Lake

Apart from Gorichen Peak, Ward’s Lake is yet another location that witnesses cherry blossoms and is also a popular spot for the festival. Cherry trees line up the snake-line paths, beautifying the appearance of Shillong. The Ward’ Lake is about 12 km from Woodstock Resort.

The popular Golf course in the city is also quite famous for harbouring cherry trees. It looks nothing short of a paradise! It is almost 15 km from Woodstock Resort.

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