Charisma Caves In Cherrapunji Must Visit With Girl Friend

There is a lesser known thrilling activity on the block called Caving or Spelunking, wherein you explore the wild, unexplored caves and study their geography and environment.

Your next question would be – ‘Where in India can you pursue this adventure activity?’

And, my answer would be the Caves in Cherrapunji!

Clandestine in the hills of Garo, Khasi, and Jaintia Hills, Caves in Cherrapunji are among the longest caves in India and the world. There are more than 750 caves in Meghalaya, out of which only 150 have been partially and fully explored.

Made from limestone and sandstone over a period of thousand of years due to abrasion from underground water, these caves in Cherrapunji are also home to remarkable creations of nature including the nocturnal bats.

Our ancestors have spent an era living in the caves. That is how the Stone Age began. And once again, it is time to turn into a caveman.

Caves in Cherrapunji

Keep one thing in mind while visiting caves near Cherrapunji. Wherever there is a waterfall, there is a cave smoke screened behind the falling waters.

1. Mawsmai Cave

Mawsmai Caves is one of the famous caves in Cherrapunji. Mawsmai Cave, Cherrapunjee is a major crowd puller. The lime and sandstone caves in appear as a gateway to another world though only 150 m section is open for the tourists. The stalactites and stalagmites formations in the cave will leave you spellbound. They are located just 6 km outside Cherrapunji and can be reached easily by car.

Entry Fee: INR 20

Timing: 07:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Time to spend: 15-30 mins

2. Krem Mawmluh Cave

The fourth longest cave in India, caving through Krem Mawmluh Cave will provide you an experience of a lifetime. It is a grade 2 cave in Meghalaya, spanning through 7 km, which takes you through some of the difficult sections. If wading through bone chilling waters up to your waist, maneuvering through difficult, pointy sections, and carefully avoiding slippery surface sound like an adventure to you, then sign up for it right away. The caves in Cherrapunji are even home to the rare species of bats.

Entry Fee: INR 20

Timing: 07:30 AM to 04:00 PM

Time to spend: 1 hour

3. Arwah caves

Arwah Caves is a gateway to whole another underground world. The dark and dank atmosphere adds to thrill as you crawl through the caves. The cave is so narrow in some sections that you will have to squeeze your body like an acrobat to make it to the other side of the cave. Do not forget to admire the ‘limestone masterpieces’ formed along the walls and ceilings of the Arwah Caves.

Entry Fee: INR 20

Timing: 07:30 AM to 04:00 PM

Time to spend: 30 min- 1 hour

4. Krem Liat Prah

A little further from Cherrapunji, Krem Liat Prah are the longest caves in Cherrapunji in India with the explored distance of 30 km. The interesting feature of the cave is its enormous trunk passage, known as the Aircraft Hangar. The cave is rich in rock formations colored in orange, red, black, grey, blue, green and white.

Entry Fee: INR 20

Timing: 07:30 AM to 04:00 PM

Time to spend: 1-2 hours

Best Time To Go

Cherrapunji is a high rainfall region which receives rainfall throughout the year. However, the best time to go see caves in Cherrapunji would be from October to May when the weather is pleasant and cool.

The ideal temperature remains 22 degrees Celsius throughout the day. You could experience little showers in the day.  After all, Cherrapunji is the wettest place on earth.

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