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Wettest Places of India

1. Mawsynram
2. Mahabaleshwar
3. Cherrapunji
4. Agumbe
5. Amboli
6. Gangtok
7. Neriamangalam
8. Sitarganj
9. Chinnakallar
10. Pasighat

India is known to have diverse climate conditions in different parts of the country. There are places where you can find some of the driest lands whereas there are some regions that observe regular heavy rainfalls. Some of the wettest places in India comprises Mahabaleshwar, Cherrapunji, Amboli, Gangtok, Pasighat and many more. These places make for great tourist attractions with abundant natural vegetation and exotic flora and fauna. You can also find lush green valleys in some of these regions.

Mawsynram is the wettest place of India as it records the highest rainfalls in India of up to 12 metres of rainfall annually. The best part about these places is that it carries pleasant weather throughout the year so you can visit them anytime you want. If you plan to visit any of the places you must definitely carry proper rainy gear like boots, umbrella and raincoat with you all the time.

Here is the list of wettest places in India:

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Mawsynram

Mawsynram is known as a popular hill station and the wettest place in India. It is very famous among tourists due to its unique features and picturesque beauty. 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.

Mawsynram is located on the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya and is surrounded by hills on three sides attracting numerous tourists from all over the world yearly. You can witness unexpected rainfall throughout the year so you must carry a raincoat and umbrella along with you while planning to visit the place.
02

Mahabaleshwar

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 Britishers, they turned the town into a developed hill station making it the summer capital of Bombay Presidency.

Mahabaleshwar boasts of zigzag roads, strawberry farms and stunning views making it ideal for nature lovers. It also comes under the list of one of the most rainy places of India with blinding rains occurring throughout the year.
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Cherrapunji

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.

In other words, the heavy rainfall here is caused due to a large mass of air being lifted as water vapour making it one of the wettest places in India.
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Agumbe

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 most rainy places of India.

The main tourist attraction of the town is the Sunset View Point which overlooks the forested valleys. Numerous tourists visit this point on a regular basis as it gives the most jaw dropping views of the city.
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Amboli

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.

Amboli waterfalls is a major tourist attraction here which attracts numerous tourists from all around. Amboli receives the highest rainfalls in the state of Maharashtra, India which makes it pleasant weather wise throughout the year.
06

Gangtok

Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim, the mountaini=ous northern Indian state. It was established as a prominent Buddhist pilgrimage site in 1840 and later on became the capital of independent monarchy once the British rule came to an end. It was later joined as a part of India in 1975.

Nowadays, it is utilised as a base for hikers and trekkers planning to explore the Himalayan Mountain range and a Tibetan Buddhist centre. Gangtok is considered as one of the highest rainfall places in India as it witnesses rains even in the driest months of the year.
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Neriamangalam

Known to have the highest rainfall in the state of Kerala, Neriamangalam is yet another beautiful tourist attraction. It is also called as the “Cherrapunji of Kerala” as it witnesses rainfall around 260 days in the year with an average precipitation of 1700 milimeters.

Since it is located on the banks of Periyar River, it gives a beautiful picturesque setting to your eyes. Another famous tourist attraction of the city is the Neriamangalam Bridge which is of great cultural and historical significance. It is an important educational hub in the region.
08

Sitarganj

Home to the Integrated Industrial Estate, Sitarganj is a city in the Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand. It is situated around 35 kilometers towards East of Rudrapur. The place is famed for being a home to one of the major religious attractions among the sikhs - Gurudwara Nanakmatta Sahib.

Despite being a small town, Sitarganj is often visited by tourists during the monsoon season, since the rainfall here is comparatively higher than the surrounding areas.
09

Chinnakallar

Chinnakallar is a quaint village located near Valparai, Tamil Nadu. The main tourist attraction of the place is the Chinnakallar Falls situated at a distance of fourteen kilometers from the Valparai Bus Stop. It is a spectacular waterfall and one of the most visited sightseeing places of the region.

Surrounded by dense and lush greenery on all the sides, Chinnakallar houses some of the most beautiful and breathtaking views. This place is best visited once the rainy season has passed between the months of November to May so that you enjoy the pleasant weather.
10

Pasighat

Considered as the headquarters of East Siang district, Pasighat is a secluded town built at an elevation of 152 meters. It is situated at the eastern foothills of Himalayan range in Arunachal Pradesh. It is also the oldest town of the state making it significant culturally and historically.

The main tourist attraction of the town is Dangaria Baba Shiv Mandir which attracts a plethora of Hindu devotees from all across the nation. It is also said that the village is situated at such a height that it looks like it is above clouds giving you a panoramic view of the terrain.

People Also Ask About India

  1. Which is the place with the highest rainfall in India?

    The highest average rainfall in India is observed in Mawsynram, Meghalaya. Mawsynram is known to have subtropical highland climate which makes it receive nearly 10,000 millimeters of rain averagely on an annual basis. It is located in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya and is surrounded by hills on three sides which makes it the highest rainfall place in India.
  2. Which places in India receive the lowest rainfall?

    1. Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer is known to receive the lowest rainfall in India as per the last few year records. The Ruyli district in particular is known to receive rainfall of only 8.3 cms annually. Since it is located near the equator in a deserted area there is more dry air from high pressure making it difficult for the water to precipitate and form into clouds.

    2. Leh: After Jaisalmer, Leh is recorded as the driest place of India with no rainfall annually. While it is famous for its cold and extreme climates, the desert region does not receive any rainfall more than 102 mm on a yearly basis.
  3. Why is Cherrapunji called the wet desert?

    Cherrapunji is 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. In other words, the heavy rainfall here is caused due to a large mass of air being lifted as water vapour making it one of the wettest places in India.
  4. Is Cherrapunji and Mawsynram the same?

    Cherrapunji and Mawsynram are not the same place but have very similar geographical features. Both the places are located on southern slopes of East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya at a height of at least 1.5 kilometers. Cherrapunji is located at the northern end of the valley whereas Mawsynram is located at the top of the hill.
  5. Why is Mawsynram famous?

    Mawsynram is known as a popular hill station and the wettest place in India. It is very famous among tourists due to its unique features and picturesque beauty. 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.
  6. Which is the wettest place in india?

    Mawsynram is considered as the wettest place in India with a record of around 10-12 meters of rainfall on an annual basis. It is located on the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya and is surrounded by hills on three sides attracting numerous tourists from all over the world yearly.
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