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Review of Mawsmai Cave

Mawsmai Cave
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6-Day Tour of Exotic Northeast India: Mawsmai Caves, Double Decker Living Root...
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

absolute must visit. of course the crowd prevents the easy entry and exit in the caves. Claustrophobics are warned not to venture very deep into the cave as it might create a sense of suffocation

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

There is one cave which is very popular and all the tourists were visiting. it was good but was properly illuminated. So the charm of adventure was not there. moreover so many visitors in this narrow space was making it uncomfortable. after we finished this i thought that it is not done. so tried to venture if there is anything more. then we came to know there are other caves where there is no light.
i along with my daughter went to the fouth of the cave and found there is no tourist and we are alone. decided to enter with my head torch on. after 10 feet, it was absolute dark and we started to make our own road. water was dipping, the smell of soil and rough rout made the journey challanging. i was going ahead and after reaching a point, was showing the light to my daughter for her progress towards me. it was walking, crawling, slight climbing etc. there are many ways inside. some were closed beyond a point then we are trying the other way. we proceed for few hundred feets inside before we called it for the day. I only wish that people do not put light inside these caves and spoil the natural buity of those

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

People who are energetic and have a daring spirit to take the thrill of an adventure sport like 'Cave Trekking' must visit this cave. Myself, my wife and my 9-years old daughter safely trekked. Few places are very slippery and one needs to wear shoes with good grips eg. shoes by Woodlands etc. to avoid fall and subsequent injury. Good lighting arrangements are there inside the cave and no torch-light is required. Still I recommend carrying a torch-light for safety. Staffs are also there inside the cave and hence no issue of any danger etc. People with back-ache or knee-ache or ailments related to bones / joints must avoid going inside. We have never felt any breathing trouble; but people with problems in suffocating or congested places, should take additional precaution before entering the cave.

Thank AnindyaSinha
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

As you see the entrance behind a lush green curtain it appears harmless. It is a gradual descent. As you go in, the natural light soon vanishes and you have the roof and the walls coming down on you. Water continues to drip on you. You have to walk in a single line. Sometimes you even have to crawl, stoop or even move in a sitting position. The ground below your feet is absolutely slippery. You need to cover your precious camera from the dripping water. The interior is partly illumninated by halogen lamps. There is a small bridge inside and you need to cross it holding the rails while stooping down. There is only one place inside the cave where you can really stand and take photographs. As you walk past this spot, the natural light gradually starts penetrating. You slowly come out of the cave. It was quite cool inside when we went there. But as you come out you can peel little perspiration on your forehead. You realise that this is one of the best experiences of your life. Yes one who is going to Cherrapunjee must go to Mawsmai Caves. We had been there on the 23rd October, 2012.

Thank Aami_ek_Jajabar
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

This is one place which you should go to. And all the way. Unless you are injured or have acute claustrophobia, don't shy away from exploring the entire length of the cave. It does look frightening a certain points, but it is absolutely doable.

Frankly, I feel the electric lights inside the caves make it a little less adventurous, in the sense, you do not really feel the thrill of caving. However, it is required as all kinds of tourists go there. All in all, a must visit.

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