Travel Tips: If you are coming to Shillong for the Cherry Blossom Festival, then definitely experience these things!


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Every place in Northeast India has its own unique charm, be it Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Assam or Meghalaya. Viewing the stunning views feels like admiring a beautiful painting. To explore each state, you need at least 7 to 10 days. The Cherry Blossom Festival is starting in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya on 17th November and will continue till 19th November. There will be various programs at this festival, in which artists from all over the country and the world will participate.

Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is a place worth visiting during the festival. Meghalaya, with its changing weather and breathtaking scenery, offers many unique experiences that you won't find anywhere else. If you are visiting Shillong during Cherryblossom Festival then do not miss these experiences.

Experience of seeing Asia's cleanest village

In Meghalaya, you can visit Mawlynnong, the cleanest village in Asia. This village is not only ancient but also exceptionally beautiful. Located in the East Khasi Hills, Mawlynnong is free of litter on the streets and around houses. What makes it special is the complete ban on the use of plastic. Instead, the village uses bamboo, wood and natural materials. You can also explore trekking options in this village, and see the vibrant root bridges enhancing the scenic beauty.


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Boating Experience in a Crystal Clear River

One experience in Meghalaya that you should not miss is visiting the Dawki River. The water is so clear that you can see the riverbed below. Although this view may not be visible during monsoons, it is exceptionally clear during winters and offers the same picturesque view as in books and photographs. By boating on the river, you can capture its beauty through your lens.


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Experience of walking on bridges made of tree roots:

When you are in Meghalaya, you can see the 180-year-old living root bridge. The experience of seeing a bridge built amidst dense forests and on a river is really unique. Although reaching this bridge involves a somewhat challenging trek, the Living Root Bridge is situated amidst lush greenery and flowing rivers, offering an extraordinary experience. Meghalaya has many double-decker root bridges, and many of them are relatively accessible. UNESCO has recognized the Living Root Bridge as a World Heritage Site.