Caving in Meghalaya
Meghalaya is known for being one of the wettest places on earth and has an impressive array of hills, waterfalls and root bridges, one of its little known secrets is that it is one of the best places in Asia for exploring caves. Nestled away in the North-East corner of India, Meghalaya is truly a treasure trove! Hidden in this state are some of the most enchanting caves, hills, waterfalls and mountains. The Khasi Hills and the Jaintia Hills are two of the popular hills, where one can indulge into caving and discover the mystical beauty of the state. Among the caves, Krem Mawkhyrdop, Krem Dam, Krem Lymput and Krem Mawjymbuin are the most popular caves. Meghalaya Caving Adventure we explore different caves in the Shnong Rim area, opening the door to an out-of the-world experience. Once inside the caves one can only marvel at the opulent formations created over thousands of years – stalagmites, stalactites, candles, cave curtains and cave pearls to name a few . Most of the cave passages are live, meaning one would either have to walk through waist deep water or even swim to navigate the caves. Proficiently trained and experienced cavers would guide clients through the caves to ensure their safety.
It is the wettest destination in the world and on your drive to Cherrapunjee, you will come across roaring waterfalls diving into unfathomable gorges. Upon arrival, check into a hotel. Fresh n-up and then visit the famous Nohsngithiang Falls, Nohkalikai fall, Mawsmai Cave. Return to hotel by evening for overnight stay.
Cherrapunjee, officially known as Sohra, is 56 kms from Shillong, and must see destination for all tourists. It was the headquarters of the Khasi & Jaintia province during the British rule before shifting to Shillong in 1864. This was due to the inconvenience caused by excessive rain during the monsoon months. A jeep safari from the capital city Shillong to Cherrapunjee is one of the most enthralling journeys in the state. Cury roads winding up to the top of the mountain, scenic views all around and the untouched beauty of the state; everything makes it for an adventurous as well as memorable journey.