Mawsynaram, Meghalaya, India

Mawsynram

Mawsynaram

Meghalaya, India

Mawsynram is a town in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya state in Northeastern India, 69 kilometres from Shillong, the state capital.Mawsynram receives the highest rainfall in India. It is reportedly the wettest place on Earth, with an average annual rainfall of 11,872 millimetres (467.4 in),Mawsynram received 745.2 mm of rainfall on 19 August 2015, probably the highest rainfall received by the town in recent times.On 17 June 2022, Mawsynram set a new record by receiving 1003.6 mm in a span of 24 hours which has now become its highest single day record for the month of June and for its all time single day record beating its former record of 944.7 mm on 7 June 1966.

Mawsynaram Travel Tips

Plan your trip when the weather is fine and make sure to pack all your essentials. Be a part of the local Culture and respect them, if you want to visit in monsoon season don't forget to carry  warm cloths, rain coat or umbrella.

i.    Plan your trip When the Weather Is Fine.
ii.    Packing Essentials. 
iii.    Be A Part of Sikkim Culture.
iv.    Get Border Permits in Advance.
v.    Plan a viable Itinerary.
vi.    Keep Documents Handy. Documents Required for Protected Area Permit.
vii.    When In Sikkim, respect Sikkim Culture & Landscape.

Mawsynaram Facts

Mawsynram is Famed as the wettest place in India, Mawsynram is a popular hill station among tourists. The region receives annual rainfall of almost 12 metres.

It is known as the second wettest place of this earth and the only place in India to receive rainfall the entire year long.

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

The Umroi Airport in Shillong is the nearest airspace from Mawsynram and is situated around 86 km from the town. Private taxis and buses are available for Mawsynram from the airport with a picturesque road trip that will keep you enthralled for the 3-hour journey. Travellers may also fly into Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwahati, Assam, instead of Shillong for more options with direct flights across the country, which is located 170 km – around 5 hours – away.

Train
Train By Train

The Guwahati Railway Station is the closest railway line from Mawsynram and is situated about 150 km away. Travellers can get buses and cars from the railway station to cover the 4-hour journey to Mawsynram.

Car
Car By Road

Mawsynram is well-connected to Guwahati, Shillong and Cherrapunji via road networks. Guwahati is 150 km away with easy access to buses, jeeps and private cars; the same applies to Shillong that is located just over 2 hours away at a distance of 60 km. Travellers from Cherrapunji will need to take a detour at Mawngap en route to Shillong; the distance is about 80 km and it takes just under 3 hours to reach Mawsynram.

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