Cherrapunji, Meghalaya - The Reign of Clouds

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© Saroj Swain
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UploadedSeptember 18, 2012
TakenFebruary 15, 2011
MakeSony
ModelDSC-W530
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/2.7
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light not detected
Focal Length4.7 mm
ISO200
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Cherrapunji (historical name Sohra) is a sub divisional town in the East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. It is credited as being the second wettest place on Earth. However, nearby Mawsynram currently holds that record. Though, it still holds the world record for the most rainfall in a calendar month and in a year. It received 9,300 mm (366 in) in July 1861 and 26,461 mm (1,041.75 in) between 1 August 1860 and 31 July 1861.

It is the traditional capital of a hima (Khasi tribal chieftainship constituting a petty state) known as Sohra or Churra.

Temperatures average 11.5 °C (52.7 °F) in January and 20.6 °C (69.1 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 17.3 °C (63.1 °F)

I had a opportunity to visit this place while I was in a official tour to Shillong, Meghalaya during 8-13 Sept.2012

10 responses

  • Craig Wilson

    Craig Wilson said (18 Sep 2012):

    Beautiful landscape

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (18 Sep 2012):

    Spectacular!! I can only imagine what it would be like to see it in person.

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (18 Sep 2012):

    That is one lovely composition.

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (19 Sep 2012):

    lovely

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (19 Sep 2012):

    Awesome!

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (19 Sep 2012):

    Spectacular!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey   said (20 Sep 2012):

    Beautiful, nice capture of the water falls.

  • PINAKI SARKAR

    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (23 Sep 2012):

    great. would like to see some more shots of that place. I wanted to visit that place but never got go there.

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (15 Oct 2012):

    Magnificant!

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (15 Oct 2012):

    Magnificant!

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