As this is my first traveling post, so I am starting from a sandstone cave named Krem Puri which was recently discovered in Meghalaya near Laitsohum village in Mawsynram area in East Khasi Hills. The cave is 24, 583 meters (24.5 km) in length and is known for its complex cave system hidden under its undulating hills. It was in 2016 but its actual length was found during an expedition to measure and map it by Meghalaya Adventures’ Association (MAA).
‘Krem’ means ‘cave’ in Khasi language. It has a staggering length of 24.5 km, almost three-time the height of Mount Everest and contains some dinosaurs fossils from 66-76 million years ago as well.
Krem Puri underground cavern is more than 6,000 meters longer than world record-holder Cueva Del Saman in Edo cave measuring 18,200 meters (18.2km). This sandstone cave is also India’s second longest cave in general category after limestone Krem Liat Prah-Umim-Labit system measuring little over 31km in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya.
There are whereabouts of more than1,650 caves and cave locations in Meghalaya, of which over 1,000 have been explored or partially explored. According to official data, the northeastern state has 491km of surveyed caves and many more are waiting to be discovered.
And Mawsynran is well known as the wettest place on earth for its record-breaking rainfall