- The world’s longest sandstone cave named Krem Puri was discovered near Laitsohum village, located in the Mawsynram area in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district.
Other details of the cave:
- It has a staggering length of 24.58 km, almost three times the height of Mount Everest, and contains some dinosaur fossils from 66-76 million years ago as well..
- ‘Krem’ means ‘cave’ in Khasi language.
- The North-Eastern Indian state of Meghalaya is renowned for its complex cave systems underneath the many hills.
- It has more than 1650 known caves and cave locations of which 1000 have been partially or fully explored.
- Meghalaya is also home to India’s longest cave in the general category – the Krem Liat Prah-Umim-Labit limestone cave system located in Jaintia Hills.
- It measures over 31 km in length.
- Krem Puri is now the second longest cave system in the general category after this.