A recent discovery has put Meghalaya again on the world map drawing people around the world. The North-eastern state popular for its Living root bridges, Water Falls and scenic view has now something more to add up.
Meghalaya – known for being home to the wettest place on earth has another World record in its name. This time being the native land of the World’s Longest Sandstone Cave at 24,583 metres. Called Krem Puri, the cave was discovered in 2016, but its actual length was found during an expedition by the Meghalaya Adventurers’ Association (MAA) to measure and map it recently. This underground cave is more than 6,000 metres longer than the world record-holder, the Cueva Del Saman in Edo Zulia, Venezuela — quartzite sandstone cave measuring 18,200 metres. The expedition team behind the discovery of ‘Krem Puri’ comprised of 30 cavers from across Europe and 4 scientists from Italy along with other members of MAA.
The cave has also been reported to have fossils of dinosaurs, especially the Mosasaurus, a giant reptile that lived 66-76 million years ago. The cave which is near the village of Laitsohum in the Mawsynram area of East Khasi Hills district. After the discovery, it attracted Speleologists (the study of Cave) from around the world. This place has lately turned out to be a perfect destination for cave enthusiasts. Krem in the Khasi language means cave. The official findings are said to be more than 1,650 caves and cave locations, known in Meghalaya, of which over 1,000 have been explored or partially explored. The state also has 491km of surveyed caves. And many more are waiting to be discovered.
If you are an adventure junkie and love exploring caves yet you haven’t visited this North-eastern State, It’s definitely have a reason to pack your bags and head east.1