Unusual accent of the exciting landscape around the Mawsynram village (by the way – possible wettest place on Earth) is Mawjymbuin Cave.

Cave has formed in calcareous sandstone. Especially impressive is the entrance chamber, which is only 4 m high at the center but up to 50 m wide.

Well visible in the center of this hall is a pair of stalactite and approximately 1 m tall stalagmite below it.

At the east wall of the entrance chamber runs a small stream, which leads into a side passage, which after some 40 m ends in boulders. There are several more side passages.

The impressive pair of cave formations have turned this cave into a sacred shrine for Hindu and flocks of religious tourists are appearing here. Tourism authorities hope to get more profit out of it and even want to rename the cave into Shiva Linga Cave.

This move though does not impress many of the local Khasi people. Majority of people here are Christians and most Hinduists here are newcomers.

Mawjymbuin Cave on the map
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Location, GPS coordinates: 25.3001 N 91.5836 E
Categories: Hindu shrines, Caves
Values: Geology, Visual
Rating: 1 out of 10 stars
Where is located? Asia, India, Meghalaya, East Khasi Hills District, near Mawsynram village
Alternate names: Krem Mawjymbuin
Length: 209 m

Video of Mawjymbuin Cave

Section Syiemlieh, October 2016

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