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iXiGOers Jun 27 2013

Which places in India record the highest rainfall?

Kasturi Saikia Jun 27 2013
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Amazingly, India is a country that claims to have the places with the highest rainfall in the world. Far towards the North East there are small towns and villages that records this with an annual rainfall of 1500 cm to 1000 cm approx. Also towards the south near the Western Ghats the places witness a high degree of rainfall yearly. Lest look at some of the places in the country that are famed to be the wettest places on earth.



Mawsynram, the wettest place on earth (annual rainfall of 1,141 cm approx), is a small village in Meghalaya’s Khasi Hills, and has become a favourite tourist spot near Shillong. Cherrapunji, now the second wettest place on earth, is located 10 km from Mawsynram and has the distinction of having just one season the year round — monsoon. It receives about 1,087 cm of rain annually.

Agumbe, located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, is said to receive the third highest annual rainfall in the country, at 828 cm (approx). Also known as the ‘Malgudi’ village, it has India’s highest waterfall, the Jog Falls Chinnakallar or the ‘Cherrapunji of Tamil Nadu,’ usually records over 400 cm of annual rainfall. It offers untouched flora and fauna and a waterfall that sounds like a roaring lion.


Amboli, a pristine and unexplored hill station in the Sahyadri range, receives the highest annual rainfall in Maharashtra at nearly 750 cm. Neriamangalam in Kerala’s Ernakulam district, is the gateway to Munnar and receives an annual rainfall of approximately 590 cm. Buxa, in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district, receives over 530 cm annual rainfall, and is famous as a tiger reserve with densely-wooded grasslands.

Ipingo, in Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang Valley, receives an annual rainfall of over 540 cm, making it one of the country's wettest places. Narendra Nagar, a beautiful small town located in Uttarakhand, is said to be one of the wettest place in the state and receives a maximum annual rainfall of over 315 cm. Valpoi, in north Goa, lies close to the Western Ghats, and receives an annual rainfall of over 410 cm, making it one of Goa’s wettest places.


Head down to these places during monsoon to experience their pristine environs and get drenched in the fresh water rain.

Manish Maithani Jul 20 2015
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Why there is no Mumbai in the list ?????
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