Enclosed by the loft mountains and misty outline of rain cold is the picturesque Mawsynram village of Meghalaya. Regarded as the wettest place of India, Mawsynram with its surreal beauty has become a famous destination of North-East India. The rainfall in Mawsynram Village is so heavy that the native people spread a thick layer of grass in their ceiling to mask the sound of thunderous downpour.

Mawsynram derives its name from the native language where the word “Maw” stands for stone. This is because of the megaliths found in the Khasi Hills which overlook Mawsynram. Adorned with unique shaped megaliths, Mawsynram is famous for its Mawjymbuin Cave.

With an average height of 209 meters Mawjymbuin Cave of Mawsynram is made up of calcareous sandstone. The stalagmite of Mawjymbuin Cave attracts tourists from all around the world not only due to its geographical importance but also because of its religious importance to the pilgrims. Within this famous cave is a unique stalagmite which is shaped as Shivling turning Mawjymbuin Cave into a holy place for all the Hindu believers. Along with the unique shaped stalagmite travelers can also see a dome shaped rock called Symper Rock with a flat top. There are many nooks and crannies in the Mawjymbuin Cave making it a perfect destination for the travelers who like to discover and explore untraversed land.

Located midst the rolling hills and lush evergreen forest, Mawsynram with its heavy rainfall and pictorial site has ensnared the hearts of many travelers. Explore the famous Mawjyambuin Cave or just adorn the beauty of the wettest land of India, let your soul get drenched with the astounding beauty and vibrant culture of Mawsynram which is still untouched by the western influence.

Given the title for receiving rainfall throughout the year there is no such thing as best time to visit Mawsynram. Travelers just need to carry their gears for rainy season and they are all set to visit the natural lakes, dense jungle and famous Mawjyambuin Cave of Mawsynram.

Places in and around Meghalaya