CAVING IN MEGHALAYA

Clouds are almost in your reach in the beautiful state of Meghalaya. The state got its name from mists and clouds that unfold over it every minute. Meghalaya means ‘Home of the clouds’ and that is exactly what it is. The regions of Shillong and Cherrapunjee are famous all over the country and even abroad. The food of Meghalaya is said to be great and the people and music even greater. The greenery of the state will calm your heart and soul in wondrous ways.

All these characteristics seem very allure to nature-lovers and leisure travelers, but adventure lovers have nothing to be disappointed about too. Meghalaya has an abundance of caves that is great for a dose of adrenaline rush. The Garo, Khasi, and Jaintia Hills hide over 1500 caves, out of which only 980 have been explored to date. Here is a list of 5 awesome caves to explore when you are here.

1.  Krem Mawmluh (also called Krem Mawkhyrdop)

This cave is over 7 kilometers long and one of Cherrapunjee’s major attractions. It flaunts a beautiful pool inside. This cave is the fourth longest cave in the Indian Subcontinent. Gnarly rocks and stalagmites adorn the walls of this cave.

2.  Krem Dam

The Krem Dam cave is located in the village of Mawsynram. The entrance to this cave is about 30 meters wide and there is continuous precipitation in and around it. Frequent archery competitions take place here. 

3.  Mawsmai Cave

Mawsmai Cave is situated in Cherrapunjee, near the Bangladesh border. It has beautiful scenic beauty around it and the cave is well-lit. This cave is very easy to explore.

4.  Krem Liat Prah

This cave is located in Jaintia Hills and is the longest natural cave in India. The length of the cave is 25 kilometers but it is expected to increase when a full exploration in done. 

5.  Siju Caves

Siju Cave is located in Garo Hills and it is very popular among tourists. It is a bat cave and adorns beautiful stalactite and stalagmite. The cave also consists of Princess Di’s chamber.

These were the top 5 caves to visit and feed the adventurer residing in you. Head towards these anytime soon and feel the serenity and calm engulf you. We would advise you to read more about caves before you head towards these. Have a happy and safe caving experience.  

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