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Cherry Blossoms in Shillong

JIM'S INDIA TOUR

 In Shillong, winter descends like flamingos with wings of fire on cherry trees. Pink cherry blossoms devour the town and changed the whole mood. You know winter has set in. The town looks ethereal and unreal. I had never quite noticed these before during my earlier visits. I was used to these treats. But now, returning from the scorching heat in Delhi, I’ve slowly learned to appreciate things I would otherwise have taken for granted. Many Indians traveled to foreign countries like Japan to get a glimpse of this beauty. We never realized that we had it in our our backyard. 

7 Responses to “Cherry Blossoms in Shillong”

  1. Dr. J.N.Marak says:

    Ha Jim you are right. Last year I went to Shillong in the month of November just to look at the cherry blossoms. The funniest thing was that my Khasi friend doesn’t know what is cherry blossom tree so I screamed at her. Shillong is so beautiful with the blossoms. We have such a beautiful nature just nearby and all we think about Japan or Korea or so on. I’ll go again there in November if it’s possible.

    • moitours says:

      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. Yes, So far no effort has been made to turn this into a tourist attraction. With little effort by the Tourism Department, it could be the next big thing for Shillong.

  2. Jay says:

    What a great finding. God bless you man!

    No wonder they said that India is best.

  3. PUTTA SOMANNACHOUDARY says:

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL POINT TOUCHED INDIANS BAD LUCK EITHER PUBLIC NOR GOVERNMENT ARE NOT ENCOURAGE CHERREY TREES AT MANY PLACES IN INDIA I SAW CHEERRES AT WASHINGTON

  4. manohari says:

    i dint know we had cherry blossoms in india, im surely coming to shillong this winter… i have always loved it since i saw it bloom once in a movie… narnia part 1

  5. ajeet says:

    Hey there
    A nice peice of information
    why look at the govt for everything?
    you can start a society of chery blossom lovers
    take help of hotels in promoting this and have a cheryblossom picnic places/spots
    lot of local people will get interested in this venture
    it only needs a person like you to take off
    best of luck
    ajeet

  6. Dharanidhar Sahu says:

    I am thrilled to learn that cherry blossom trees are found in India so plentifully. I had entertained a desire to visit Washington DC in March and April to spend some quality time at Delta Basin on the Potomac. I do not know why they bloom in Shillong during October and November. Of all things grand and lovely cherry blossoms is one of the finest, particularly so when they bloom in hundreds of trees along the road or near a lake or river.Thanks a lot for sharing that news and these pictures.

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