Tour to Mawsynram
The winding roads of the hilly terrain with scenic view of the picturesque snow covered ranges, orchids blooming over treetops and gentle streams rushing out to meet roaring waterfalls, are breathtaking for every wanderlust who make their way to Mawsynram. Another breathtaking, wondrous place of Meghalaya, Mawsynram is a small village in the Khasi Hills about 56 kilometers from Shillong. It is reportedly the wettest place recording the highest rainfall of 11.872 meters but since it has no meteorological department in the area, Cherrapunji is still officially considered the place recording world’s highest rainfall.
Being one of the well known spots of Meghalaya, Mawsynram is frequented by nature lovers enjoying a walk by its steep and down sliding slopes, breathing in the fresh air, loving the clear blue sky, the wind that brushes their face, catching glimpses of the mountain birds and the nearly deafening sound of the roaring waterfalls. The orchids that bloom on the low lands, the thrilling adventure in the unexplored caves that are pathways to many rivers are experiences that remain for ever acting as a balm for the city bred travelers looking for solace in nature’s soothing memories.
One of the known caves of Mawsynram is the Mawjymbuin cave. Years of weathering due to dripping of mineralized solutions and deposition of calcium carbonate has given rise to some spectacular stalagmites, which are study of great interest for the geologists. Not only are they the subject of research but its natural formation and the beauty that it embodies, its crystalline surface that glitters in the lights sets one to wonder about nature’s benevolence. The stalagmite of the Mawjymbuin cave is shaped into a massive Shivalinga. This cave also has a dome shaped rock with a flat top called the Symper Rock.
This beautiful land of abundant natural beauty has immense tourist attraction. The ethnic tribes, their habitat, arts and handicrafts that form their culture attract many. Log on to northeastindia.com to know about Mawsynram.