Mawsynram Village

Open Time : Open 24 hours

Entry : free

Address : Māwsynrām, Meghalaya, India

Why to visit Mawsynram Village

Mawsynram, set amidst the lush green woods of the Khasi Hills, has been dubbed the world's rainiest location. With a razor-thin margin, it has passed Cherrapunji, the previous holder of the title. Mawsynram receives approximately 11,873 mm of rainfall per year, while Cherrapunji receives approximately 11,777 mm. The locals have developed a way of life that allows them to endure the torrential downpours that this area experiences on a daily basis. In terms of sightseeing, Mawsynram has a lot to offer. It is a wildlife enthusiast's and backpacker's dream come true.

Mawsynram's harsh weather conditions are exacerbated by the village's position. It is located 15 kilometres west of Cherrapunji, at an elevation of 1400 metres above sea level. The climate in this charming village is highland, with extensive monsoons followed by a relatively short dry season. The continual precipitation has two causes, according to research into this peculiar environment. During the monsoon season, warm wet air from the Bay of Bengal is driven down as it approaches the Khasi Hills, resulting in severe rainfall above Mawsynram. The second factor is the Khasi Hills' orientation, which blocks wind from the Bay of Bengal, resulting in severe elevation.

FAQ on Mawsynram Village

What to eat in Mawysynram?

Although Mawsynram's dining options are limited, you can sample Khasi cuisine such as hog rice and other dishes. Everyone who visits this place should sample the Sohra Pulao, which is rice cooked with oil and vegetables without spices. Indian, Chinese, Punjabi, and Bengali cuisines are also available.

What are the place of attraction near Mawysynram

The Khreng Khreng Viewpoint, Jakrem Hot-spring, and Ritmawksir Viewpoint are some of the other attractions in and around Mawsynram.

What's the best time to visit in Mawysynram?

The months of September and November are ideal for visiting Mawsynram. During these two months, there is very little rain and the weather is really pleasant.

How to reach Mawysynram?

The nearest airport to Mawsynram is Shillong Airport. The nearest station is Guwahati Railway Station, which is 151 kilometres away from Mawsynram. Shillong to Mawsynram buses run often. The 44 kilometres take them more than an hour to complete.

Special Tip

The top sites to visit in Mawsynram include Mawjymbuin Cave, Mawlyngbna Village, and Jakrem. In addition, Mawsynram tourism is recognised for its hidden caves and adventure sports activities.

By Sparsh Kapoor

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