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Cherrapunjee/Sohra : Wettest Place On Earth

  • Submitted by: Dr Siddharth Lakhotia and Major ( Dr ) Anjali Rani, India
  • Submission Date: 01st Jan 2009

Cherapunjee, locally and officially called as Sohra, is 56 kms from Shillong, capital of Meghalaya, north eastern state of India. A lovely drive from shillong with an equally beautiful landscape which changes from lush green mountains to lush green grasslands as you approach the Noh Kalikai falls in Cherapunjee. This place is record holder for the heaviest rainfall in world, with average annual rainfall of 12000mm and record for a single day was 2455 mm in 1974, confirming it as the wettest place on earth. Formation of clouds and then the rains can be seen here!! One must see Noh Kalikai falls, Mawsmai caves, Thangkharang park, Khoh-Ramhah, living root bridge( at nongriat village), seven sisters falls. A must visit place for any travel enthusiast