Sohra, the local name of Cherapunjee, is a high-altitude town in the north-easten state of Meghalaya in India. For long, it has been described as the wettest place on earth, The people living in and around the wetlands belong to the Khasi community, an indigenous ethnic group in Meghalaya.
The people of Sohra have acclimatized to the weather conditions and life continues unaffected. Children still walk to and from school, markets are open despite the rain, and business continues as usual. The thick clouds and fog do not affect the traffic either, although predictably one does not encounter a large number of two-wheelers on the road. Everyone uses two sets of clothes, wet ones for outdoors and dry for indoors. Umbrellas are of little help to pedestrians because the water comes down sideways, on account of the high winds.