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Caves in Meghalaya

Caves in Khasi Hills

Mawsmai Cave : The main entry to these cave lies very near to Mawsm ai village.The main entry to these caves lies very near the village. the entry consists of afairly narrow vertical opening. Once inside the cave, one fonds large, amphitheatre-like halls with endless galleys connected to similar halls of varying size and shape. Myriads of stalagmites and stalactites can be seen all over the caves. The caves are dark inside, but when lighted by torch or other source of light, of any type, the reflection of light enlivens the internal environs and the caves seem to radiate a million crystal colours off its walls, stalactites and stalagmites. The caves are large enough inside to facilitate easy movement within them

Krem Mawmluh : The cave is situated approximately half a kilometre west of Cherrapunjee adjacent to the small hamlet of Mawmluh. This cave interestingly has a five river passage with impressive proportions. With a length of 4503m it is currently the 4th longest in the Indian sub continent.

Krem Phyllut : Situated in village Mawsmai, south of Cherrapunjee. The cave has a large section of fossil passage, two stream ways and three entrances. Length - 1003m.

Krem Soh Shympi (Mawlong, East Khasi Hills) : It has a large pothole entrance of 20m deep. The cave passage is very large with numerous formations at one end. Length - 760m.

Mawsynram : Located at a distance of 58 kms from Shillong.

Krem Dam : It is the largest sandstone cave in the Indian sub-continent. It has a very large entrance with a stream entering the cave and running down its main passage. Length -1297m.

Caves in Jaintia Hills

Jowai a picturesque town situated on the Shillong - Silchar national highway is circled by the Myntdu river. In the vicinity of Jowai are numerous thrilling caves & caverns used as hideouts during war time between Jaintia Kings and foreign intruders. The villages of Amlarem, Pdengshakap, Syndai and Nongtalang are dotted with such caves and caverns.

The Cave of Eocene age - Krem Um-Lawan : A beautiful cave of the Eocene Age with an upper fossil passage and a lower active passage. It has numerous cataracts and waterfalls. It is presently the longest (6381m) and deepest (106.8m) cave in the Indian sub-continent.

Ka Krem Pubon Rupasor or The Rupasor Cave : It is the second largest among the caves of Syndai. It consists of a number of large halls replet6e with resplendent stalactites and stalagmites.

Krem Kotsati : This cave has 8 entrances with the main entrance through a deep pool. Portions of the beautiful river passage have to be traverse by swimming or by using inflatable rubber boat. Length: 3650m.

Krem Umshangktat : The entrance passage of 350 metres offers a comfortable stroll on moist sand. The last stretch requires a mild climb across fallen limestone blocks and debris to reach the collapse doline of the upper entrance. By the collapse there is a belly crawl passage which eventually terminates in a sizeable chamber. Length: 955m.

Krem Lashinng (Pdengshakap, 37 kms from Jowai): A massive cave measuring 50m wide and 40m high.) Due to the huge amount of sticky and slippery mud in the cave, the best period to visit would be Feb/March. Length: 2650m.

Krem Sweep (Syndai) : 47 kms from Jowai : The cave is situated just a few minutes walk from behind the village school in a depression. It has beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Length: 970m.

Caves in Garo Hill

Garo hills known for its abundance of wild life, should interest naturalist and photographers to ca pture the facts of life of animals and the flora and fauna. Two mountain ranges- the Arabella range and the Tura range, passage through the Garo Hills, forming the great Balpakram Valley in between. The headquarter town of Tura is 323 kms via Guwahati, at an altitude of 657 metres. The highest point is Nokrek Peak, 1.412 metres.
Tura has a picturesque landscape of hills against a backdrop of low lying plains, with the mighty river Brahmaputra making sweeping curves as it flows towards Bangladesh. A sunset view can be best seen from Tura peak-1,400 metre, its summit can be reached by a five kilometres trek, party by hiking and also rock climbing.

Siju-Dobkhakol : The third longest cave in the Indian sub-continent, it is situated on the bank of the Simsang river just below the village of Siju. It contains some of the finest river passage to be found anywhere in the world. It is the most researched cave in India and is the home of tens of thousands of bats. Length: 4772m.

Tetengkol-Balwakol (Cave of dwarfs with inverted feet): At Nengkhong village, 15 kms from Siju. The small and insignificant circular entrance of 1 metre diameter hides a large cave of 5334m long, which is currently the 2nd longest cave in the Indian sub-continent.

Dobhakol Chibe Nala (Nengkhong) : The cave is situated a few hundred metres downstream from Tetengkol-Balwakol on the river Chibe Nala. It is well hidden by a large rock. Length: 1978m

Bok Bak Dobhakol (Nengkhong, Rongdik Nala) : A rather complex cave which would seem to be an intermittently active river sink. During wet weather the cave floods to the roof. Length: 1051m.

Package for Cave Tours of Syndai, Lumshnong, Cherrapunji, Siju

This package envisages a total coverage of all aspects of the tour from the point of checkout at Borjhar Airport on arrival, till the point of check-in for departure.
Specialised guides will receive the groups on arrival equipped with snacks, cold drinks and beverages along with mineral water in well appointed vehicles.
Food, Stay and transport for the whole stay is covered. The pattern of the stay during the tour is as follows :

  • Syndai (3 Nights)
  • Lumshnong (4 Nights)
  • Cherrapunji (3 Nights)
  • Siju (5 Nights)

    Also included is a tour of either Shillong or Cherrapunji. Package rates for four persons (twin sharing) for the following locations may be obtained from

Meghalaya Adventurer's Association,
c/o Hotel Centrepoint Shillong,
Phone Number: 91-364-225210
Fax: 91-364-225293

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