A cave is an entire world in itself. If you’ve ever visited Vietnam, you’d know that the caves there have their own water bodies, flora and fauna species and are rich in biodiversity. But if you haven’t been able to go all the way to Vietnam yet, this activity can be best experienced right here in India – in Meghalaya.

Meghalaya has one of the longest and deepest cave systems in the Indian subcontinent and is amongst the world’s top 10 caving destinations. Krem Mawmluh, about 7km from Sohra is a famous site for spelunking activities. It is advisable to wear jumpsuits and wear helmets with lights mounted on them before entering these caves (dress up like you’re entering a mine), as you will have to trudge through several dark, deep places.

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Siju Cave, India’s third-longest cave  
Siju Cave, India’s third-longest cave

Some portions of the cave are extremely small and narrow, so claustrophobics beware! Inside the caves are exquisite formations created over millions of years, which are made of limestone and sandstone. If you’re adventurous enough, stock up on food and roll up those sleeping bags because it’s possible for you to stay the night inside the cave!

Mawsmai, Krem Dam, Krem Lymput, Krem Mawjymbuin, Krem Lubon, Krem Umkseh and Siju are amongst the other caves you can explore when you’re visiting Meghalaya. Try it once, and I promise you that you’ll get hooked to this amazing sport!