India is a large country with various climate zones. In some places, the average annual rainfall is less than 500 mm. In other places, it can cross the 5,000 mm mark. The following are some of the rainiest places in India.
Where does it rain the most in India? | Rainiest places in India
Māwsynrām in Meghalaya is the wettest place in India. It has received average annual rainfall of around 11,800 mm from 1974 to 2022. Māwsynrām is also touted as the wettest place in the world. However, many other places also claim the title.
Cherrapunjee, a few kilometers from Māwsynrām is the second wettest place in India. The average annual rainfall in Cherrapunjee is 11,579.1 mm (1973 – 2022).
Many places in the Western Ghats receive more than 5,000 mm of rainfall annually. The first place that comes to mind is Mahabaleshwar, a tourist town in Maharashtra. Koloriang in Arunachal Pradesh is also claiming the title of wettest place in India. However, I did find any official rainfall data for the place.
The aforementioned places receive the majority of their annual rainfall during the monsoon months. It is during the monsoons that the vegetation in these places becomes lush green and the rivers and waterfalls have the maximum flow. In the winter months, the scenery becomes dry.