9 Lesser-Known Caves In Meghalaya That Needs To Be On Your Buckletlist

by Tejashee Kashyap
9 Lesser-Known Caves In Meghalaya That Needs To Be On Your Buckletlist

While Meghalaya is renowned for its lush landscapes, cascading waterfalls, and unique culture, it’s also a treasure trove of caves waiting to be explored. The more famous ones like Mawsmai Cave and Krem Puri attract hordes of visitors. But the state is home to a plethora of lesser-known caves that are equally captivating. Delve into these lesser-known caves that promise an unforgettable subterranean adventure.

Exploring Lesser-Known Caves In Meghalaya

1. Siju Cave

Nestled within the Garo Hills of Meghalaya, Siju Cave is a mesmerising subterranean world.  Moreover, it is one of the longest caves in the Indian subcontinent, stretching over 4.3 kilometres. What makes Siju Cave truly special are its remarkable limestone formations, featuring unique stalactites and stalagmites that have been carved by nature over millennia. The cave is also home to a thriving bat population.

2. Tetengkol Cave

Unlike many of the well-known caves in the region, Tetengkol is a hidden gem, known only to local inhabitants. Its exploration demands a certain level of caving expertise, as it is mostly uncharted and largely untouched. The cave’s pristine interiors are adorned with striking formations, but it remains a place for the intrepid adventurer.

3. Mawjymbuin Cave

Mawjymbuin Cave offers an otherworldly experience. While this cave is relatively small, the soft glow of the light on the stalactite structure creates a serene and mystical atmosphere that attracts devotees and tourists alike.

4. Krem Liat Prah

Are you familiar with Krem Liat Prah? It’s not just a cave; it’s the longest Natural Cave in South Asia! This 34-kilometre cave features a large room known as the “Aircraft Hangar,” and its enigmatic passageways are renowned as an underground adventure playground for thrill-seekers.

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5. A•sak Kol

The Garo Hills region has a lot of potential, despite not having been fully explored. The A•sak Kol cave features some amazing stalactites and stalagmites. There are, however, certain spiral maze-like passageways that are difficult to travel and should be avoided.

6. Krem Blang

Krem Blang is a hidden jewel in the Jaintia Hills, where God’s exquisite and delicate creativity flourishes beneath the surface. Explore every nook and crevice that the limestone formation has shaped and moulded over the years, and be left in amazement.

7. Synrang Pamiang Cave

The Synrang Pamiang Cave is a relatively small yet captivating cave system. It’s characterised by its intricate limestone formations, creating an ethereal environment within. The cave is adorned with delicate formations, some resembling curtains and others taking on surreal shapes. It’s a cave that speaks to the artist within, with its natural sculptures serving as a canvas for imagination.

8. Arwah Cave

Located in Sohra, admire the fossilised riches found in Arwah Cave, which include fish bones and crustacean shells from long ago. Arwah Cave may be reached via a really lovely stroll that winds through dense foliage and is attractively designed.

9. Krem Chympe

Krem Chympe is an absolutely breathtaking natural amphitheatre. The enormous entrance to this cave is breathtaking. It is surrounded by ferns and jade green flora, and it shimmers in the sunlight as numerous water droplets fall into the blue pools below.

So, which of these caves are you heading to first for your adventure?

Cover image credits: X/Meghalaya Tourism

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