5 Wettest Places in India


India experiences a wide range of weather conditions across a vast geographical scale and varied topography. The country experiences different temperatures and climates and places as wet as Mawsynram and as dry as Thar Desert within its boundaries. The highest rainfall states in India include Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Kerala, and Karnataka.


Mawsynram is located on the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya and is surrounded by hills on three sides attracting from all over the world. Unexpected rainfall throughout the year Mawsynram is known as a popular hill station and the wettest place in India. It receives around 12 meters of rainfall on an annual basis. The region is also blessed with exotic flora and fauna making it a treat for bare eyes.


Located in the Satara district of Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is a beautiful hill station and a small town. It is renowned as a holy place for pilgrimage among the Hindu religion as the Krishna River originated from here. When India was under the rule of British, they turned the town into a developed hill station making it the summer capital of Bombay Presidency.


Locally known as ‘Sohra’, Cherrapunji is a high-altitude town in the northeastern region of India. It is famous for its living root bridges, which are made from rubber trees. Cherrapunji is also called as the wet desert of India as there has been a rapid increase in the ascent of clouds in the atmosphere surrounding the region hastening it to cool which helps the vapours to condense.


Located in the southwest region of Karnataka, Agumbe is a high-elevation village. It is surrounded by the Western Ghats mountainous terrain and lush forests. Agumbe is popular for its numerous waterfalls such as Jogi Gundi falls, Onake Abbi and Bakarna. This town observes abundant rainfall making it one of the rainiest places of India.


Situated on an altitude of 690 metres, Amboli is a magnificent hill station in South Maharashtra. It lies in the Sahyadri Hills of Western India and is known as one of the “Eco Hot-Spots” of the world. It has abundant flora and fauna making it a natural retreat for tourists. It is the last hill station in the region before the coastal highlands of Goa begin