Mawsynram


Mawsynram Cave is well known as it is one of its kind. The cave of Mawsynram in Meghalaya makes Mawsynram a popular tourist destination across India as well as the entire world.

To visit the cave of Mawsynram at Meghalaya, one has to come to the east Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. The airport closest to Meghalaya is located at Guwahati, which is at a distance of 128 kms from the Meghalaya capital, Shillong.

Mawsynram of Meghalaya is located at a distance of 56 kms from Shillong. It is situated around 1 km towards the north of the village of Mawsynram. This place is famous for the gigantic formation of stalagmite, which resembles the shape of a 'Shivalinga'. This formation is housed in a cave, whose local name is Mawjymbuin.

The peak of the rock can be reached by an upward trek from the base of the formation, though it needs trekking expertise to be able to do so. The valleys, the spectacular hills thats surround the region, the speedy rivers of Bangladesh and the plain are all easily visible from the tip of the rock and this view is the attraction of the place.

An extraordinary rock formed by geological means called Symper Rock is located close to the Weiloi Village, at a distance of one and half kilometers from the Ranikor-Balat-Mawsynram-Shillong Highway. This rock formation has a more or less flat top. Its body resembles a dome, which looks like a loaf. It ascends abruptly from among the hillocks of the surrounding region.

Last Updated on 15/06/2013