Recognized as one of the wettest spot on the planet, the green clad village of Mawsynram is a nature darling’s pleasure and the ideal goal to observe the magnificence of the downpours. Mawsynram trounces Cherrapunjee just barely in being the wettest spot in India. The village of Mawsynram is located just about 60 km from Shillong city and takes a little over two hours to reach by road from the city.
Mawsynram is currently the wettest place in India due to the heavy rainfall the place receives yearly. The northward moving Bay of Bengal Monsoon, which cover an extensive area are but forced to converge into the narrower zone over the Khasi Hills resulting into concentrating the moisture over the region which results in such high density rainfall. Mawsynram receives over 10,000 millimeters of rain in an average year, and the vast majority of rain it falls during the monsoon months.
A downpour darling’s heaven, the village of Mawsynram is outstanding amongst other such vacation spots found in India. The place has some remarkable stone monuments that were uncovered in the Khasi Hill zone. The town is outstanding for its gigantic arrangement of a stalagmite, which takes after the state of a ‘Shivling’. Situated in the East Khasi Hill region of Meghalaya, Mawsynram is at a height of 1400 m above the ocean level. The rainfall and downpours are so amazing and high density in Mawsynram that the nearby residents need to utilize thick grass to make their homes as much sound proof as possible from the loud sounds of the downpour.
Located in Mawsynram, is a famous limestone cave named Mawjymbuin, known for its stalagmites. The Mawjymbuin cave is made of calcareous sandstones which is 209 metre high and has become a hot spot for tourists who come to visit the cave. The serenity and picturesque backdrop of Mawsynram village with steep and sliding slopes ,rolling green mountains and ear-piercing but elegant waterfalls add glory to the place. Years of weathering ,dripping of mineral enriched liquid and deposition of Calcium Carbonate has given rise to many magnificent stalagmites inside the cave.
Another sight you can see in the Mawjymbuin cave is a natural formation of a Shiva Ling like structure inside the cave. This natural made shiva linga is also a reason why many people come to visit the cave which attracts a large amount of Hindus who come to visit the natural shiva linga. This is also a reason why many believe that its a shiva temple.
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