Mawsmai Cave


This 150m-long limestone cavern, with its low passages, is the most impressive of the area's easily accessible caves and very popular with domestic tourists. Mawsmai’s old monoliths, commemorating heroes and clan members, is at the turn-off 600m before the cave (6km south of Cherrapunjee's market). It's just as interesting but doesn’t receive the same attention.

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