Cherry Blossoms in India- Top 5 Places to Spot Them!

People often associate cherry blossoms with Japan. The ideal pink scenario with the blue skies. But you’ll be surprised that cherry blossoms in India are all-year-round thing! From the western Himalayas to the eastern, you’ll come across cherry blossoms in all seasons.

Here are just a few places where you can spot these beautiful trees in India!

Shillong Cherry Blossom
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Harshil Valley, Uttarakhand

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Witness the magic of Cherry Blossoms in the untouched valley of Harshil during the months of March and April! This is also the best time to visit the valley as the weather is perfect- warm, cozy and breezy.

How to Reach:

Nearest Airport: You can take a flight from Delhi till Jolly Grant Airport and catch a bus/cab from Dehradun Railway station.

Nearest Railway Station:  Dehradun Railway station

Via Road: Catch a bus from Dehradun Railway Station till Uttarkashi and head to Harshil valley from there on.

Sangla, Himachal Pradesh

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Situated at the height of 2621m near Baspa river, Sangla’s and Kinnaur’s weather makes it ideal for flora and fauna. Get stunned by the mesmerising beauty of Sangla full of pahadi cherry blossoms during the spring season!

How to Reach:

Nearest Airport: The closest airport is Jubbarhatti Airport in Shimla, 194 km away.

Nearest Railway Station: The closest railway station to Sangla is Shimla Railway station, 194 km away.

Via Road: From Shimla, catch a bus till Karcham via Rampur Bushahr. From Karcham, the distance till Sangla valley is 18km and you can easily find buses and cabs till your destination.

Nag Tibba, Uttarakhand

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The temperatures during the spring season is the best time to trek and enjoy the Himalayan life at its best in Nag Tibba. Spot cherry blossoms along with rhododendrons!

How to Reach:

Nearest Airport: The closest airport to Pantwari is Jolly Grant Airport.

Nearest Railway station: The closest railway station to Nag Tibba trek/Pantwari is Dehradun railway station.

Via Road: From Dehradun railway station, catch a bus till Nainbagh. To reach Pantwari (starting head of Nag Tibba trek), take a cab from Nainbagh.

Shillong, Meghalaya

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Shillong is India’s Cherry blossom hub during the months of winter. Every year in the month of November, there’s an international cherry blossom held in Shillong. November is also the best time to visit Meghalaya as the weather and temperatures are perfect- cold but not too cold! Besides the festival, places like Cherrapunji are also abundant in flora and fauna. Most of the tourist places in Shillong and Meghalaya are also associated with natural paradise!

How to Reach:

Nearest Airport: The closest airport to Shillong is Umroi Airport, 25 km from the city.

Nearest Railway station: The closest railway station to Shillong is in Guwahati 105 Km away.

Via Road: You can catch a bus/ shared cab from Guwahati and reach Shillong within 2 hours!

Kohima, Nagaland

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Kohima, the capital of Nagaland, and other colder regions of Nagaland are famous for their cherry blossom trees in winter. Don’t forget to add this location to your bucket list and hit all the tourist places in the state like Dzukou Valley!

How to Reach:

Nearest Airport: The closest airport to Kohima is Dimapur airport, 74 km away.

Nearest Railway Station: The closest railway station to Kohima is Dimapur railway staion, 74 km away.

Via Road: Catch a bus/cab from Dimapur till Kohima.

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Blog By : Ambika Bharadwaj

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