Meghalaya: The Rainiest spot on Earth

Meghalaya meaning “abode of clouds” is a state in northeastern India. The state with the wettest areas in the southern Khasi Hills recording an average of 12,000 mm (470 in) of rain a year is the wettest place on earth. Meghalaya is mountainous, with stretches of valley, highland plateaus and many rivers. About 70 percent of the state is forested. The outdoor workers often wear water-proof suits made from bamboo and banana leaf.

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Dawki River – Madhumita Das, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Noakalikai falls – SangitaChatterjee, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Rajesh Dutta, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
khrandsuri waterfall – Chirnzb, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
A clouded leopard – Vearl Brown, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Krang Suri Waterfall – ANKAN, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
A double-decker living root bridge in Nongriat, Meghalaya – Harikrishnan S, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Elephant Falls – Chitta.crb, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Umaim lake – Vikramjit Kakati, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Limestone cave in Jaintia Hills- Biospeleologist, GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons
Dawki River – Madhumita Das, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

9 thoughts on “Meghalaya: The Rainiest spot on Earth

  1. the waterfalls here are just so unique, so majestic, so marvelous to watch! couldn’t help but take a second, a third look. gotta put this in my bucket list.

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