YOU might need a bigger umbrella — in fact, you might need a stash of them.And forget sunglasses because you’ll be lucky to see many rays in the wettest place on Earth. Perched atop a ridge in the Khasi Hills of India’s north east, the village of Mawsynram is subject to the highest average rainfall on the planet.
The village receives a whopping 467 inches of rain per year thanks to summer air currents sweeping over the floodplains of Bangladesh and gathering moisture as they move north.
The end result is the near-constant rain the village is famous for.
Here, in the depths of the forest, bridges aren’t built — they’re grown.
Ancient tree vines and roots stretch across rivers and streams, creating a solid latticework structure that appears too fantastical to be real.
With Cherrapunji receiving around 15 metres of rain per year, a normal wooden bridge would quickly rot.
Farmers especially have developed ways to keep the rain at bay.