Synopsis: Planning for a long weekend this winter? Visit Shillong from 21-26 November to attend Shillong Literary Festival and Cherry Blossom Festival.
As we all know the whole world has been facing a hard time due to the pandemic but the second half of this year has brought a lot more opportunities for the travelers and tourism industry.
If you are looking for a reason to visit Shillong, then we have something interesting for you. Shillong is ready to host the most awaited Annual cherry blossom festival 2022 this November for four days.
Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic and very slowly resumed in 2021. But this year the festival plans to make a big comeback. It will last for four days this year, from November 23 to November 26. You should absolutely visit Shillong prior to these festival dates because the famous Shillong Literary Festival will also take place prior to the cherry blossom festival from November 21 to 23. So, you can plan a week-long trip to Shillong!
If the word “cherry blossoms” immediately conjures images of Japan, then clearly we have something similar for you. Why worry about the sakura in Japan when we have Shillong in India? Our very own Shillong becomes a picturesque metropolis when pink and white blossoms everywhere.
Shillong is a beautiful place in India with the perfect amount of hills, mountains, waterfalls, and other beautiful locations to roam around. People are friendly, and the vibe of east Indian culture will help you know your inner self. But if you are looking for something extraordinary in Shillong then the cherry blossom festival in Shillong will not disappoint you either.
The main festivities of the Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival are held at Polo Ground, however, the entire state celebrates the festivities in its own way. One of the favorite locations in Shillong to witness the festival is Ward’s Lake. The lake is lovely at any time of year, but during this time it magically converts into a lovely shade of pastel pink.
The primary festival venue, Polo Ground, is conveniently situated near the Shillong Golf Course, often known as Golflink. So, on your trip to Shillong during this time you can stroll over to the golf course. The abundance of pine trees and cherry blossoms on this walk is something that simply must be experienced to be believed.
There are no problems getting from one place to another. You can simply hop into an already-filled cab with locals to get to the event for less than INR 20 without making a reservation. You will see a lot of the black and yellow Maruti-800 taxis that are used locally. They are able to reach any part of Shillong.
A few days ago this month, Shillong successfully hosted the two-day Shillong music festival, which was held on the bank of Umami Lake on November 4 and 5, 2022.
Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival:
You can count on the festival to provide food, local wine, great music, and an even better atmosphere. There has never been a better time to learn about the traditions and people of a certain area.
A musical reference has already been made, right? There is no doubt that this year’s festival will be fantastic. Lou Majaw, Papon, Nikhil Chinappa, Hybrid Theory, Jonas Blue, and HRVY are just some of the great artists who will be performing at the festival. These are just a few examples of the amazing local, national, and international talent that will be on display at the festival. This will be India’s biggest music contest ever, and I think you’ll find this one pretty interesting.
Cherry Blossom Festival
Dates: 23 to 26 November 2022
Entry fee: INR 899 per person for general admission tickets; INR 5000 per person for VIP tickets.
Note: Visitors have to purchase separate tickets for each day.
Shillong Literary Festival
Dates: 21 to 23 November 2022