As Mahabaleshwar Becomes New Candidate for Wettest Place on Earth, We Take a Look at How Monsoon Has Beautified the Hill Station
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Mahabaleshwar has received more rainfall than Cherrapunji in Meghalaya, for the second time in a row this monsoon. With this, the hill station has once again gained the title of being the wettest places on Earth. Since June 1 this year, the rainfall recorded at one of Maharashtra's most popular hill stations is 5,485.5 mm, while Cherrapunji received 5,346.3 mm during the same period. Mahabaleshwar which is known for being one of the popular getaways for Mumbaikars is located in the Sahyadri mountain range. Its rich forest cover made it the summer capital of Bombay province during the British Raj. Travel Tip of The Week: From Munnar to Ladakh, Some Places to Visit in Monsoon in India and How to Reach There.

Mahabaleshwar received a collective rainfall of 17,655.8 mm during the last week. Since July 31, the average rainfall recorded in the hill station has been 252 mm. Mahabaleshwar has been witnessing one of the wettest times this August. After Matheran, one of the places where people escape to feel closer to nature is Mahabaleshwar. The place is known for its gorgeous sunsets, tall hills, yummy strawberries, pristine rivers and its exciting trekking trails among many others. And as the popular destination becomes one of the wettest places on Earth, we have compiled a list of stunning pictures of nature's beauty.

Beautiful!

 

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That's Breathtaking!

 

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Soothing to the Eyes!

 

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When Clouds Walk With You!

 

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The Paths Less Taken

 

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Elephant's Head Point in Mahabaleshwar

 

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When the Mountains Call, You Go!

 

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There Can't be Anything Greener Than This

 

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City people continue to flock the nature's beauty around the year. However, travel to Mahabaleshwar was cut off as roads leading to the place was terribly affected by floods and landslides. People who were visiting the place during the weekend were stuck in traffic for long hours. People have been advised to stay away from the affected areas until the problem resolves.

Since June 1, Mahabaleshwar has recorded 5,486 mm rainfall when compared to 5,346 mm in Cherrapunji. Another hill station Tamhini Ghat which is located 30 km north of Mahabaleshwar has received a maximum rainfall of 5,959 mm from June 1 to August 6.