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This Indian Village is Wettest Place on Earth

Mawsynram village in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya state in North-Eastern India, 65 kilometers from Shillong is wettest place on earth, also part of Guinness Book of World Records.

Part of a cluster of hamlets at Mawsynram-- AFP

Part of a cluster of hamlets at Mawsynram– AFP

This does looks like a perfect destination for holiday, specially if you want to experience wet and wild nature. Errr, may not be too wild, but we will take it.

Guinness Book of World Records quotes, the average annual rainfall is 11,873 mm (467 in) of rain per annum. Meteorologists say Mawsynram’s location, close to Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal is the reason the tiny cluster receives so much rain.

The weather station on the outskirts of Mawsynram. Image: http://americandigest.org/

The weather station on the outskirts of Mawsynram. Image: americandigest.org

The best way to reach Mawsynram is to take a direct flight or train to Guwahati. From there, you can take taxi to Shillong.

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