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How This Cave Explorer Is Unveiling Meghalaya's Wonders While Protecting Them

Brian D. Kharpan, a spelaeologist, has extensively explored caves in Meghalaya. His explorations have led to the discovery of over 1700 natural wonders, which are invaluable for scientific research in paleoclimate and biodiversity

Mawmluh Cave in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya Photo: Shutterstock
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It was in the 1990s that spelaeologist Brian D. Kharpan founded the Meghalaya Adventurers' Association (MAA) with a friend to uncover the hidden caves of Meghalaya. Since then, Kharpan and his team have tirelessly explored and discovered over 1,700 caves in the northeastern state, which boasts some of India's longest and deepest caverns.