Meghalaya: Caves Are Calling, Will You Answer?

Meghalaya: Caves Are Calling, Will You Answer?
The breathtaking Mawmluh Cave in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Meghalaya, the abode of cloud, just got turned into a very hot and happening adventure (caving) destination in India

Precious Kamei
September 19 , 2019
04 Min Read

Krem Mawkhyrdop or Krem Mawmluh
Inside Mawmluh Cave in Cherrapunji, MeghalayaLocated in Mawmluh village, Krem Mawmluh is one of Cherrapunji's major attractions. The cave is over seven kilometres long and has a pool inside! Exploring this cave would mean exploring the fourth longest cave in the Indian subcontinent. Beautifully gnarly rock formations and stalagmites make this cave a popular destination.

Krem Dam
Krem Dam is located in the beautiful village of Mawsynram. If pretty regular precipitation isn't too bothersome for you, exploring this cave would be a great idea. With an entrance 30 metres wide, this cave is impressive. Don't believe us? Go see for yourself and while you are at it, ask the locals about any archery competition taking place that day. If you are lucky, you will be able to see village men, young and old, engaged in a friendly archery competition. It's a huge crowd puller.


Beautiful view of a sacred grove in MawsynramAnd if you are feeling religious-y, Krem Mawjymbuin might be just the cave for you. It lies just half a kilometre before reaching Mawsynram. With an entrance chamber measuring 50 metres wide and four metres high, this one 's pretty big too. Stalactite and Stalagmite have formed resembling a shivlinga. 

Mawsmai Cave
Narrow entrance of Mawsmai Cave in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

Inside Mawsmai CaveNot too far away from Sohra, near Bangladesh border, this one's a scenic one. Beautiful scenery welcomes you as you head towards the cave and once you are there you will stand face to face with a well-lit cave. You don't need a guide to explore this cave.

Krem Liat Prah
The picture-perfect Jaintia HillsThis one's in Jaintia Hills and is also the longest natural cave in India. It is the longest natural cave in India. One of the passages called Aircraft Hangar is immensely impressive. It's current length is 25 kilometres but is expected to be more when full exploration is done. You see, the cave is connected to other neighbouring caves as well. This one's one giant cave system that should be on your adventure bucket list. 

Which is India's third longest cave? This one is. A total of 14,157 metre-long passage of this cave system has been explored so far. Synrang-Pamiang is a burst of colours. The formations inside the cave has got an unearthly beautiful shade of orange, red, black, grey, blue, green and white. The cave floor of the 'Titanic Hall' chamber is a speckled beauty with cave-pearls everywhere.

Siju Cave
Unique formations inside Siju Cave
Siju Cave explorersThis one's in Garo Hills and a quite popular one. Siju is a bat cave with some very attractive stalagtite and stalagmite. Princess Di's Chamber is a popular section of the cave with these said beautiful formations.


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