It’s that time of the year again when our very own Meghalaya turns pink as the beautiful cherry blossoms take over the cityscapes. Every year, around this time, the hill station organizes the India International Cherry Blossom Festival to exhibit this wonder of nature which will surely make you forget the similar fest that is organized in China and Japan. However, the festival has been canceled this year, courtesy Covid-19, reported The Indian Express.
But even though people are skeptical about traveling amid coronavirus scare, many across the country have been visiting the beautiful hill station to witness the flowers in full bloom. “The cherry blossoms here are beautiful and tourists come here from several places,” said a local.
Meghalaya: Cherry blossom flowers start blooming in Shillong, this season
"I always like to be outdoors this season. Despite the ongoing pandemic people are still coming to see the flowers. I think Shillong is most happening place after Japan for cherry-blossoms," says one local pic.twitter.com/PXYt0Qv41W
— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2020
Well, like most of us, if you aren’t able to witness the pink beauty live then we have got you covered. Take a look at these pictures of the wonder that is Meghalaya right now shared by the city dwellers.
Cherry blossom tree🌸. Meghalaya pic.twitter.com/53OSC4m0sT
— G✨ (@jupiterrising_) October 17, 2020
When you have cherry blossom blooming in Shillong why travel to Japan. North East is a place to see. Beautiful mountains, lush green forests, national parks, great food, warm & friendly people. Make it your next travel destination @Karma_Paljor @pallav42 @ShefVaidya @UmaSudhindra pic.twitter.com/kGhpd6iT5f
— Kailash (@klash233) November 20, 2020
— Anubrata Choudhury (@anubratach) November 20, 2020
The India International Cherry Blossom Festival held annually in Shillong may have been cancelled this year in the wake of COVID-19. But not cancelled are the wispy pink-and-white blooms that adorn the north-eastern town’s trees around this time of the year.
— Life in the Northeast India (@in_northeast) October 30, 2020
Seasonal cherry blossom adds splendour to the Shillong skyline.#TweetWithTST
All ST photos taken on November 19, 2020 pic.twitter.com/L0K9Uc3iaK
— theshillongtimes (@ShillongTimesIn) November 19, 2020
Since #Meghalaya has made it to the trending topics, I'm going to show some love to the Abode of Clouds.
Did you know that the capital, Shillong hosts the only Cherry Blossoms festival in India?
— Priyanka (@KitschCollector) August 18, 2020
Yes, the Cherry blossom festival is being held in Shillong annually in the month of November. These pink flowers make the place more even prettier 😍. #Meghalaya #IncredibleIndia #beautyofnortheast https://t.co/DUxl9bmlJw pic.twitter.com/t0SBDWDj9X
— Doliza (@doliza_11) August 18, 2020
Look at the flowers in full bloom here:
I just can’t take my eyes off these pretty images. Guess who is definitely going to visit Meghalaya this time next year!