Mawsynram Overview

Ranked 20 of 43 sightseeing in Shillong

Fondly known as the place to record the highest amount of rainfall on the planet, Mawsynram is an enchanting little village situated in the East Khasi Hills district of the state of Meghalaya. Flourishing with healthy green flora and fauna, the village is bound to appeal to the traveller in you, bringing out those suppressed feelings that get buried in our everyday corporate world.

The botanical garden at Mawsynram is rich with varied and rare varieties of plants and fruits. If you are a fan of magnificent rock formations, do visit the Dwarksuid – a beautiful pool which is surrounded by eye-catching rocky banks. Mawjymbuin Cave is another popular place which houses speleothems that have naturally been moulded to take the shape of a Shivalinga. The village is very near to Bangladesh and the country’s fast-flowing and magnanimous rivers can be seen from the flat top of Symper Rock.

The villagers are simple folk and are known for their warm and hospitable nature. You will surely be treated with their delectable version of tea, called ‘Kwai’, and will be offered to take shelter in their comfortable houses. In all, Mawsynram will touch your soul and leave it completely refreshed!

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Anirban Das

Anirban Das5.0/5

28 reviews

The wettest place on Earth

It is the wettest place on Earth. Every time there is rainfall, and this place is covered with fog. You must carry an umbrella. When you travel in a car, the scenes that you get to see around is really wonderful.

Subhadeep Basu

Subhadeep Basu4.6/5

4 reviews

Experience the thrill

Everybody who goes to Shillong-Cherrapunji....should go to this place. There is a natural cave with a naturally made Shiva Linga. You can hear a stream of water flowing across at the very bottom, but it is extremely difficult to reach there. The natural flora and fauna gives a thrill to the nature lovers.

Donarun Das

Donarun Das3.9/5

213 reviews

With rains for company

Around 3 hours from Shillong, is the rainiest place on planet earth. Funny though, you will find the place wet, with a light drizzle but rarely will you find it raining cats and dogs. Must visit for the caves nearby.

Abhijit Gupta

Abhijit Gupta5.0/5

284 reviews

Serene place with amazing beauty

Mawsynram is presently considered the wettest place on earth. I am very much confident that everyone visiting Mawsynram would surely like the place. There are many waterfalls in the place. The road from Shillong to Mawsynram is awesome. The journey is superb with breathtaking view all around.

Abhishek acharya

Abhishek acharya5.0/5

13 reviews

Awesome trip

It is the wettest place on earth, well no doubts about that.

Victor Bhattacharyya

Victor Bhattacharyya3.9/5

8 reviews

Fantastic place to spend few hours.

Road condition is not exactly good. But scenic view is splendid.

Nandakishore Yalamanchili

Nandakishore Yalamanchili5.0/5

23 reviews


In Mawsynram, there is a cave called the Mawjymbuin Cave,known for a massive Shivling shaped stalagmite. Beautiful setting all around,like at every destination in Meghalaya,expect some climbing up and down a flight of stairs. This place apparently clinched the title of wettest place on the earth from Cherrapunji.

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