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Mawsynram Tourism

Acknowledged as the wettest place in the world, the mesmerizing village of Mawsynram, located 61 kms south of Shillong is a nature lover's delight and the perfect destination for a weekend trip. Mawsynram trounces Cherrapunjee by a slight margin in being the wettest place in India.

The 'Maw' in Mawsynram is a Khasi word meaning 'stone'. It symbolizes the unique megaliths unearthed in the Khasi Hill area. The village is well known for its huge formation of a stalagmite, which takes after the shape of a 'Shivling'. Located in the East Khasi Hill district of Meghalaya, Mawsynram is 1400 m above sea level. The rains are so powerful in Mawsynram that the local villagers have to make use of thick grass to sound-proof their homes from the thunderous rain.

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Hospitality in Mawsynram

The small wet village has a bunch of people with humanity as their utmost quality. You will be even allowed to take shelters under their roof. Also, you will surely get a chance to linger your taste buds over 'Kwai', their local tea.

Restaurants and Local Food in Mawsynram

For the foodies, the eating choices in Mawsynram are limited although eating in Cherrapunjee can be a memorable experience. You can relish Khasi cuisine such as pork rice and more. Shops selling pork and other red meat flourish in the town. Sohra Pulao which is rice cooked with oil and vegetables without spices is a must try for everyone visiting this place.
One will also find Indian Chinese, Punjabi and Bengali cuisines in Cherrapunjee. But the specialty of the region lies in the fact that theses will mostly be the Khasi version of these cuisines.
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Suggested Itinerary for Mawsynram

Relax in the morning and drink the hot Kwai and start up to your trip in another hour. Gear up and reach your first destination which is Mawsmai Falls, 17 km away from City Center. After that follow the decreasing order of distance with destinations. Next visit Mawsmai caves, Cherapunjee, Nohkalikai Waterfall, and Mawlyngbna located at 16,15,11 and 8 km respectively from the city center. In between these destinations do not forget to encounter varied variety of flora and unique rock formations at botanical garden and Dwarksuid respectively. If started early in the morning each of these destinations can be covered in a single day. If you want you can skip on to either of the waterfalls as both will give you the same treat to your eyes.

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What is famous about Mawsynram?

Perfect place to cherish rains as it is known to be one of the wettest places in the world. Cascading waterfalls and lush green plains are all that you are going to see.

What is not so good about Mawsynram?

Due to heavy rains road blocks create a problematic situation.

Who should visit Mawsynram?

Mawsynram is ideal for people who are deeply in love with natural showers of rain and waterfalls.

What is the best time to visit Mawsynram?

Mawsynram is known to be one of the wettest places on the planet. It is, therefore, best when visited between April and June which is the summer season in the country. This beautiful tourist site in the “abode of clouds” provides for a delightful respite during the summers as the temperature remains pleasantly cool all through the day. Some may choose to visit Mawsynram at the onset or by the end of the monsoon season, i.e. in July/ September-October to experience the lovely ambience, but since it is one of the wettest places in India, they need to be aware and equipped for the heavy rainfall the region witnesses. The transitioning month of October is also quite a pleasant time to explore the tourist attractions as the terrain is consistently covered with lush greenery and the air is refreshing and rejuvenating. Most of the day during this time of the year is misty and foggy creating a magical charm that cannot be ignored. The region receives rainfall almost all through the year. So no matter which month tourists plan to visit, they must be prepared for unexpected showers.

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What is the local food in Mawsynram?

For the foodies, the eating choices in Mawsynram are limited although eating in Cherrapunjee can be a memorable experience. You can relish Khasi cuisine such as pork rice and more. Shops selling pork and other red meat flourish in the town. Sohra Pulao which is rice cooked with oil and vegetables without spices is a must try for everyone visiting this place.
One will also find Indian Chinese, Punjabi and Bengali cuisines in Cherrapunjee. But the specialty of the region lies in the fact that theses will mostly be the Khasi version of these cuisines.
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What is the best way to reach Mawsynram?

Mawsynram is situated 3 hours away from the capital of Meghalaya, Shillong. Therefore, Shillong Airport also known as Umroi Airport is the nearest airport to Mawsynram. At times there are no direct flights to Shillong and then Guwahati Airport comes to the rescue.There are no railway connections in Meghalaya hence Guwahati Railway Station is the nearest railway station located at a distance of 104 km from Shillong. Interstate buses from Shillong and Guwahati run through the neighbouring states, giving you a picturesque view of nearby areas as you travel.
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How much does a package cost for Mawsynram?

The packages for Mawsynram start at INR 5799 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the places near Mawsynram?

The top places near to Mawsynram are Cherrapunjee which is 11 km from Mawsynram, Shillong which is located 44 km from Mawsynram, Jowai which is located 64 km from Mawsynram, Guwahati which is located 95 km from Mawsynram, Tura which is located 140 km from Mawsynram

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Kovid Kapoor 2 years ago
- Be prepared for the rains and carry your raincoat, umbrella and gum boots etc.
- The best time to visit the place is the monsoon season.
- You must have detailed information beforehand of wherever you are going for sightseeing.
Brahmani Keni 2 years ago
If 'RAINS' are your first love then Mawsynram will become best unforgettable experience. Since it receives rains throughout the year, there are a lot of river and lake charms to witness and live by. The best ones amongst all are Cherrapunjee and mawsmai falls. Nohalikalai Falls are equally eye pleasing and mesmerising. Ps: Don't forget to carry your medicines. One falls sick here very soon.
Brahmani Keni 2 years ago
If RAINS are your first love then Mawsynram will become best unforgettable experience. Since it receives rains throughout the year, there are a lot of river and lake charms to witness and live by. The best ones amongst all are Cherrapunjee and mawsmai falls. Nohalikalai Falls are equally eye pleasing and mesmerising. Ps: Don't forget to carry your medicines. One falls sick here very soon.
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