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Mawsynram

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Mawsynram Tourism

Acknowledged as one of the wettest place in the world, the mesmerizing village of Mawsynram is a nature lover's delight and the perfect destination to behold the beauty of the rains. Mawsynram trounces Cherrapunjee by a slight margin in being the wettest place in India.

A rain lover's paradise, Mawsynram is one of the best tourist attractions of 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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One Day Itinerary

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's Great?

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's Not So Great?

Due to heavy rains road blocks create a problematic situation.

For Whom?

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

How 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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Kovid Kapoor 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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