Krem Puri in Meghalaya is the world’s longest sandstone cave

    Meghalaya Adventurers’ Association (MAA) has recently completed an expedition to measure the actual length of Krem Puri cave in Meghalaya which was discovered in 2016. The expedition team comprised 30 cavers from the UK, Ireland, Austria, Romania, Switzerland, Poland, the Netherlands, members of MAA, and four Italian scientists from La Venta measured and map it between February 5 and March 1 this year and revealed that the length of the cave is estimated to be 24,583M (25KM) Apprx. Krem Puri is now 6000 M longer than Cueva Del Saman in Edo Zulia, Venezuela which is 18,200M . Krem Puri cave is located near Laitsohum Village in the Mawsynram area of East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya.

    The cave has fossils of dinosaurs and giant reptile that lived 60-70 million years ago.

    It’s worth mentioning here that Meghalaya is home to nine among the top ten deepest caves in India and Krem Liat Prah is the longest natural cave in India. Reportedly as of now there are 1,580 caves and cave locations have been identified in Meghalaya, of which 980 caves have been fully or partially explored, for a total length of 427 kilometres (265 mi) caves explored.