Mawsmai Cave, Cherrapunji

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  • Address: Shella Road, Cherrapunjee, India, Cherrapunji
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 10 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Cave, Geological Formation, Family And Kids
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About Mawsmai Cave, Cherrapunji

Mawsmai cave is situated around 6 kilometers from Cherrapunjee and is considered to be one of the most significant attractions of Cherrapunji. These caves are formed out of limestone and enjoy the distinction of being the only caves in Meghalaya that are lit enough so that the tourists can enjoy its natural formations with wonder.

These caves are quite deep and long although you can only cover a distance of 150 meters inside them. The rest of these caves are closed for the visitors. The stalactites and stalagmites caves have innumerable forms, shapes and sizes inside leaving one to imagine as many life forms as possible. This magnificent natural wonder is the handiwork of years of natural abrasion and underground water. Do visit these caves if you are looking for something other than the open natural wonders in Cherrapunji.

Mawsmai Cave Ticket Prices

  • Admission with Camera: Rs. 15
  • Admission with Video: Rs. 50

How To reach Mawsmai Cave by Public Transport

  • Hire a taxi from Cherrapunjee city.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Mawsmai Cave

  • 95% of people who visit Cherrapunji include Mawsmai Cave in their plan

  • 74.64% of people start their Mawsmai Cave visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mawsmai Cave

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

88.94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mawsmai Cave

People normally club together Nohsngithiang Falls and First Presbyterian Church while planning their visit to Mawsmai Cave.

People also prefer to start their day with Mawsmai Cave.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Mawsmai Cave, Cherrapunji Reviews

  • This is a well lit limestone cave close to the main road. The stalactites and stalagmites are quite large at most spots and massive at places which is a wonderful sight. Done it the turns and twists in the curve are bit tight and will require some crawling on knees. However, these are for very short stretches. So everyone can enjoy it. Ample parking is available and local shopping is good. Nearby eateries offer local cuisine which is terrific.

  • This cave was one of my favourite cave I have ever been. The stone inside the cave were really attractive and shiny. They shine differently. The cave is not that lengthy it's only 150 metres. In which in one portion there is no light inside the cave. I would like to suggest to visit once.

  • This is a great natural cave. Route inside the cave is bit difficult but very interesting. You need to be physically fit and an adventure enthusiast (my 53 year's old mom proudly did it though :) ) this spot has a parking place. Inside the cave there are directional board to guide you. This cave is a wonderful example of natural way of Fossil formation and preservation.

  • Excellent unique caves. About 100 meters length. You enter from one side and come out of other side. There is adequate lighting. One has to wade through damp wet floors and bend to go through at some points. Overall an Exciting experience. Must see. Well maintained. Few shops around selling cool drinks and light snacks. This is well connected from Shillong. About 60 km far. Situated in Cherrapunji. There are also good number of tourist spots around.

  • Exciting experience for the young and young at heart. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to walk through the caves as you enter from one end and exit from another. The various formations on the caves are fascinating as one sometimes ducks and bends as the cave narrows and then widens. They are attendants posted at narrow places to help. The geologically inclined have a ton to observe, the rest can still be spellbound at the work of nature.

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