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Mawsmai Cave

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About Mawsmai Cave


Open Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Cost: INR 10 per person,
Camera: INR 15


Mawsmai Cave, Cherrapunji Overview

Meghalaya is home to some amazing and mysterious cave systems and Mawsmai Cave is by far the most popular of the lot. Located just 6 km away from the heart of Cherrapunjee Mawsmai cave is a breathtaking maze of caves in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. The well lit caves are a view to behold when the glistening lights meet with the limestone to create countless hues and patterns of light.

Considered to be the most popular of all the caves in the region, Mawsmai Cave is beautiful to say the least. There is plenty of flora and fauna within the cave to catch one's attention. The length of the cave is just 150 meters which is not the longest compared to the other caves in the region but it surely provides one a glimpse of life in the underground.

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Best time to visit Mawsmai Cave

Cherrapunjee is drenched with rainfall all year round so one can easily travel to the city almost anytime of the year. One needs to be fully prepared for the wet weather with umbrellas, raincoats and boots to avoid getting wet.

How to Reach Mawsmai Cave

  • Air: Nearest airport for domestic flights from the north-east states is at Umroi which is 35 km from Shillong whereas for flights from other major cities Guwahati is the nearest airport which 133 km from Cherrapunjee and 100 odd kilometers from Shillong.

  • Rail: Nearest rail head is at Guwahati. One can easily hire a cab or catch a bus till Shillong and continue further from Shillong till Cherrapunjee through bus or taxi.

  • Road: Cherrapunjee is 53 km from Shillong and is well connected by road. Many state and private buses ply from Bada Bazaar Shillong till Cherrapunjee.

Getting Around Mawsmai Cave

East Khasi Hill

Where to Stay

Cherrapunjee has some options for accommodations at reasonable rates but in case you are looking for better option and more certainty of getting it then Shillong should be your preferred choice for accommodation.

Sightseeing in Mawsmai Cave

The living roots bridge in Cherrapunjee is not to be missed while in the area.

Shopping in Mawsmai Cave

Bada Bazaar at Cherrapunjee offers one great shopping experiences with many souvenirs and traditional handicrafts available for purchase.

The Mawsmai Cave Experience

Cherrapunjee is a fascinating place for people who love to know about tribal culture and art. Experience the lifestyle and the ways the tribal people deal with the wettest climate on the planet.

Mawsmai Cave's Cuisine

Try out the delightful Meghalayan delicacies such as Jadoh, Dohneiihong, Makham-Bitchi and Jhur Sideh.

Best Restaurants Nearby

Avron Restaurants and Cafe Cherrapunjee


Mawsmai Caves are best seen on a trip to Cherrapunjee or Shillong. Start your trip with Cherrapunjee, not missing the caves while here and follow it with a trip to Shillong.


Carry a torch in case you wish to explore the darker corners of the cave system at Mawsmai.

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