With the onset of the blooming cherry blossoms in Shillong, the quaint hill station in Meghalaya is doused in countless shades of pink. See the pictures below to witness nature’s most beautiful paragon. By Kumar Shree

The blooming cherry blossoms in Shillong will remind you to appreciate the many marvels of Mother Nature despite what the world is going through today. We are in awe! Scroll down to know why.

 

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Since many admirers of this annual event will not be able to visit and witness the phenomenon in person, we have compiled some images that will make sure your wanderlust is satiated.

 

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Even though the coveted India International Cherry Blossom Festival stands cancelled for 2020, the blossom has adorned every nook and corner of Shillong, giving it a dreamy vibe.

 

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These cherry blossoms are also known as Prunus cerasoides and they adorn the east and west wings of the Khasi hills.

 

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Even though these vibrant pink flowers usually grow in the wild, they take over the city November onwards.

 

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Internationally, Japan and Paris are known for their seasonal cherry blossoms and attract travellers from all over the world to witness the incredible event.

 

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Well, given the current global situation, international travel is slightly off the limits, for now.

 

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Thankfully, you can visit Shillong in Meghalaya to witness the stunning phenomenon in India.

 

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Those with a valid COVID-19 negative rapid antigen test report or an RT-PCR report, taken not more than 72 hours before boarding the flight can visit Shillong. Installing the Arogya Setu app on your phone is mandatory too.

 

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The cherry blossoms in Meghalaya is an unmissable affair. Sadly, the pandemic will keep many away from Shillong this year.

 

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Not just the India International Cherry Blossom Festival in Meghalaya, but many other noted festivals from Northeast India, such as the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland, have either been cancelled or have taken the virtual route because of the pandemic.

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