Meaning ‘The Abode of Clouds’ in Sanskrit, Meghalaya holds the title of the wettest place in the world, with an average annual rainfall of over 11 metres. Lying between the Assam Valley and the plains of Bangladesh, undulating Meghalaya is defined by its alpine mountains and cascading waterfalls. It is also home to a fascinating matrilineal tribal system. From here visit Shillong, ‘The Scotland of the East’, including Ward’s Lake, Elephant Falls, and numerous walking trails. For the best (and driest) weather, visit between the months of October and April.