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Tamsin
Guwahati, India321 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
The Arwah caves compared to our last visit two years back was disappointing. The caves on a Saturday was full of local & other tourists all entering at one time making the space overcrowded. The crowd wasn’t being regulated. Young local boys walked in drunk screaming & hooting inside, the local tourists were sitting & chewing ‘quai’ and spitting inside the cave! The caves were earlier we’ll maintained. If kept well & the crowd regulated this place is quite a breathtaking experience. The trail to the cave is equally stunning.
Written February 22, 2020
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Ravindra V
Hyderabad, India1,511 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Nice and natural cave. There are two trails to reach the caves from the starting point, easy and difficult one. The easy one will take you to mesmerizing views and the difficult one is really difficult (quite slippery). Be cautious while walking inside the cave as you need to bend at times.
Written January 11, 2023
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marlenes170179
Bangalore District, India188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Awesome and recommended for all ages . It's a 15 min walk from the parking to entrance of the cave. To see the cave takes 15 mins and its quote safe except during rains. Please wear proper shoes and not chappals or ladies slippers are not recommended. There is a metal staircase 5 to 6 steps to decent and then a walk through limestone rocks and a beautiful stream.
Written April 3, 2022
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resham d
Mumbai, India23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The caves are on top of the mountain and there are 2 paths to reach there. We took the better and easier path and the views were excellent. This cave, unlike the Mawsmai caves we visited earlier were walk-through caves with no crawling etc needed. One most important tip inorder to explore the deep, dark but exciting parts of the caves is to hire a guide. Our guide Mark was young and extremely knowledgeable. With his torch, he guided us through the unlit parts of the caves and showed us fossils and limestone stalactites and stalagmites. It was an experience of a lifetime! Must visit for genuine enthusiasts, explorers and curious minds.
Written February 22, 2023
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Swati D
Mumbai, India93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It was an awesome trip to Arwah Caves. We almost dropped it as we had visited Masmai Caves. But I am so glad we visited. The place is very well maintained by local authorities. The walk to the caves is very picturesque and must be even more beautiful during the rains. One request to visitors - please respect our national heritages and stop scratching your names on every stone you see. And use the dustbins!
Written February 19, 2020
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Rishabh Shah
Mumbai, India67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Arwah caves are located on the side of a mountain which overlooks steep waterfalls and lovely views. The cave is the deepest one visited so far. 450 metres deep. Gushing waters shows that the rainfall on the mountain passed through crevasses. Amazing indeed !!
Written June 7, 2024
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Jili.M
Dublin, Ireland82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This cave, also known as Lumshynna or Lawshynna cave, lies within the slope of U Lum Lawshynna hill and extends for 3 kilometres, although only the first 300m or so is open to tourists. It’s located about 3.7km north of Sohra town.This cave does get a few of visitors, although not as many as Mawsmai Cave. At the beginning, it’s a much wider and more spacious cave than Mawsmai and with a higher ceiling, making it altogether less claustrophobic. However, it does get narrower and tighter as you proceed deeper into the cave. A stream runs through the cave so you’ll feel like you’re walking upstream along the river.

The cave is notable for its fossils, which are abundant within the cave and found imprinted all over the walls and ceiling of the cave. The fossils were left by gastropods and other marine creatures, indicating that this area was once underneath the ocean!

Do check out our 'The Ultimate Guide To Cherrapunji: Discover Spectacular Waterfalls & Living Root Bridges' on our website (link given in the profile) to plan a visit Cherrapunji and discover amazing places.
Written March 25, 2019
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Vandana20
Edmonton, Canada158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
Winding amidst the Khasi HIlls, the wooden trail to the caves is very beautiful and well maintained. The surroundings are so peaceful and scenic. The caves themselves are worth the long trek. Most areas inside the caves are well lit and in some I would recommend use of flashlight. As a stream runs through the center, at times you have to jump across the water to follow the designated path and things could get a bit slippery. Make sure you wear appropriate footwear. Some places you need to bend quite low, The caves are a delight, esp for those who are interested in studying about rocks and minerals.. I spotted a few fossils on the walls, not as many as I would have liked to have. Some areas of the caves are off limits. One thing I found scary when we were there was that there weren't enough tourists and there was a group of young males and some had been drinking. What if they decided to mug us 3 females? There would not have been any help. We did not see any guides at the entrance and at that point didn't realize that we might be isolated. Overall. I highly recommend that you view this wonder of Meghalaya!
Written October 6, 2018
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GAP_adze
35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
Its a very short hike to the cave, highly recommend it. Inside the cave there are lights and absolutely beautiful to see the fossils.
Written May 19, 2018
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Seeker
Kolkata (Calcutta), India20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Family
On the way to Cherrapunjee, you should take 2 hours to visit the Arwah Caves.

From the main gate, it is a drive uphill on stone-paved roads to the car park (Rs 20/- fee for LCV). The walk from the entry (entry fee Rs 20/- per adult, Rs 10/- per child & Rs 20/- for Mobile Camera) is through an amazing jungle trail filled with butterflies. The walk on the stone paved trail is easy till the entry of the cave.

Ensure that you take a guide to show the fossils. We went on our own first and came back without managing to see any fossil. 2nd time took one guide and he showed well preserved fossils of snails, fish and butterfly. The walk in the cave itself is exhilarating and a bit scary with young children.

Do not miss the Arwah Caves. One of the best things on-route to Cherrapunjee.
Written November 15, 2016
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