Geography

Which one of the following is the wettest place in India?


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Mawsynram


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Mawsynram
Mawsynram of Khasi Hills in Meghalaya, North East India, has the title of being the wettest place of India and of the world. It is located on the top of a hill in the middle of a valley. It has a recorded 11, 872 mm. of rainfall during peak monsoons in India. 

The modest hamlet of huts, where often the rain bearing clouds enter inside, has very simple localites residing who consider it to be a great thing that their village features in the Guinness Book Of World Records for being the wettest place of the world. Landslides are a common feature in the area due to incessant heavy rains and residents prepare themselves prior to the rainy season. Women from every household make "knups," using bamboo slivers, plastic sheets and broom grass to create a rain shield. 

It is aptly located in Meghalaya literally meaning "the abode of the clouds" in Sanskrit. 
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