With uncountable waterfalls, over 1500 caves and roughly 100 living root bridges, the state of Meghalaya has proven to be a natural playground for the adventurer at heart. A playground almost seems to be an understatement for a place with so many natural wonders but what we know is that if you grew up in this “Abode of Clouds”, no amusement park in the world would fascinate you as much.
In this edition, we will take you through the Khasi and Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya with the hidden gems in the outdoors being the key focus. From the world’s longest sandstone cave, to fossils from a million years ago, to unexplored bridges made out of living tree roots, gear up for a trip of a lifetime in this action-packed chapter!
Krem Puri is the world’s longest sandstone cave located in the East near the village of Laitsohum in Mawsynram, Meghalaya.
Krem Puri was discovered in 2016, but its actual length was found during an expedition by the Meghalaya Adventurers’ Association in 2018.
Krem puri is 24,583 m long, which was measured by Meghalaya Adventure’s association between February 5th and March 1st of 2018.
Meghalaya became the only state in North-East, and the became the fifth state in India after Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu to report Sauropod bones having titanosaurian affinity. The cave system of Krem Puri has dinosaurs fossils, especially the Mosasaurus, a giant reptile that lived 66-76 million years ago.
The name of the cave is derived from the local Meghalaya language ‘Khasi’, where ‘Krem’ which means ‘cave’.
Krem Puri is 64 kms from Shillong, which is a two and a half hour drive.
In this exciting itinerary by ChaloHoppo, where we cover a new verse of the Khasi and Jaintia Hills Chapter. As the names suggests ‘Of Ancient Trails and Hidden Caves’, you will get to witness the world’s longest sandstone cave, the fossils of Mawlyngbna, Umngot river, david scott trail and coutless natural pools and waterfalls of Meghalaya.
We will be covering Shillong, Mawlyngbna, Sohra, Shnongpdeng, and Pongtung in this itinerary.
Kayaking in UmKhaKoi and various water activities in Shnongpdeng like cliff diving, boating, and many more.