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Shillong, The Land of Cherry Blossom

Shillong’s beauty
The Queen
The Beauty in the night

When I was 11 or 12 years old. I used to fancy about Japanese culture. After a vast researching about the Japanese I learned about a strange beautiful fragile flower; yes, the cherry blossom. I was harbouring a dream to go to japan one day and enjoy that heavenly beauty myself. But going to the Land of the Rising Sun was costly for me and my family. But God showed me away. When I was in my final years of university (2016), I learned about the sakura that blooms in India.
I first read about it when the 1st cherry blossom festival took place in Shillong. This festival featured in the Scoopwhoop. Shillong always had a special place in my heart. My parents went there for their honeymoon. I guess, my blueprint was also drawn there. Anyway, in 2019, after losing my job, I simply asked my mother about going to the 4th Cherry Blossom Festival. Instead of flying slipper, to my surprise, she easily agreed to go to Shillong. Thus our story started.