Friday, January 3, 2014

Top Wettest Places in India for the Year 2013

Hulikal in Karnataka is the wettest place in India in 2013. The Global giants  Mawsynaram and Cherrapunji got let down by the SWM this year. Hulikal winning the battle is not new. Last time it happened (Mawsynaram and Cherrapunji) when both were beaten was in 2006, when Walakkad in Kerala got 9570 mm while Cherrapunji and Mawsynaram got 8734 and 8082 mm. In 1997 too Walakkad beat Cherrapunji when it got 10189 mm while Cherrpunji got 8994 mm.

Hulikal is a village located in the Hosanagara taluk of the Shimoga district in the Indian state of Karnataka and is known for its heavy rainfall. It has been fighting for the wettest place in the state of Karnataka, India with Agumbe and Amgaon for a period of time. The real beauty of Hulikal lies in its small waterfalls which come alive during monsoon. These waterfalls take birth during rainy season and vanish after the monsoon. Most of the waterfalls are beside the highway. These temporary waterfalls do not have any name and they are very easily accessible. You can stop your vehicles, spend some time and enjoy with these waterfalls.

The nearby Mashtikatte also gets good rainfall and also beats Agubme at times. (Hulikal and Mashtikatte) are like (Cherrapunji and Mawsynaram) located very nearby Twin wet places.

in mm

Min (7500)
  1. Hulikal, Karnataka - 9383
  2. Patgaon, Maharashtra - 9108
  3. Mashtikatte, Karnataka - 8953
  4. Agumbe, Karnataka - 8770
  5. Talacauvery, Karnataka - 8696
  6. Mawsynaram, Meghalaya - 8610
  7. Tamini, Maharashtra - 8530
  8. Surlabhi, Karnataka - 8482
  9. Amgaon, Karnataka - 8440
  10. Yadur, Karnataka - 8081
  11. Mani, Karnataka - 7995
  12. Kogar, Karnataka - 7775
  13. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya - 7560

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pradeep sir,
exactly the data I was looking forward to!
Surprised that Hulikal et al didn't cross 1000cm.