Shillong, famous as the “Scotland of the East”, is once again hosting the beautiful Cherry Blossom Festival. This event is organised in the mystic Khasi hills of Meghalaya by the Meghalaya Government in association with the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal, and the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.
Start Date: 14th Nov 2018
End Date: 17th Nov 2018
Timeline of the Prominent Events
The opening ceremony, followed by drawing and painting competition. Dog show, skydiving and storytelling sessions will also be organised on this day.
The day starts will start a Cherry Blossom run followed by Stunt Bykerz Display, Traditional Archery Competition, colours of North East India. It will ends with unplugged western music.
Miss Cherry Blossom Beauty pageant will be the highlight of the day. Japanese film screening, martial arts, magic shows, songs by choirs and DJ music are some other events scheduled for this day.
Cherry Blossom Golf Tournament, Japanese Judokan, Baby Football Exhibition, Cycling, Closing ceremony followed by a Rock show are part of the last day of this event.
How to Reach?
Shillong Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of about 30 km from Shillong. Taxis are easily available at the airport to reach the venue.
If you are in Shillong for this event, you must also visit Nohkalikai Falls in Cherrapunji, the Don Bosco Centre, and Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum.