Tamhini Ghat and Mahabaleshwar left behind Cherrapunji in rains
The enchanting Tamhini Ghat in Maharashtra is presently become a rival to Cherrapunji, recording rainfall more than Cherrapunji in this monsoon. Contrary to this, Mahabaleshwar is also recording big numbers in rainfall.
5486 mm of rainfall has been recorded in Mahabaleshwar and 5959 mm in Tamhini Ghat since June 1 while Cherrapunji’s record during the same time is 5346 mm.
Mahabaleshwar, in fact, had 15 spells of rain and all of them have been in 3-digits. Three spells, out of 15, have been over 300 mm, while seven of them were over 200 mm. Cherrapunji experienced only 10 spells over the same period, out of which, only two were of 300 mm and three were 200 mm.
These figures show how Tamhini Ghat and Mahabaleshwar are competing Cherrapunji, and potentially Mawsynram, to become the wettest place on earth. There is no official report yet, but the fight, if we can refer, is on.
Visiting the places
Mahabaleshwar is a charming place for those who like to search finest blessings of nature. It can be reached within six hours from Mumbai. Many traveling options like buses, trains, and rentals are available.
Tamhini Ghat is about four hours journey from Mumbai and nearly three hours from Pune. Among the Western Ghats, Tamhini Ghat is a beautiful place to live with nature’s beauty.