GEOMORPHIC ANALYSIS OF MAWSMAI CAVE, MEGHALAYA, INDIA

Vibhash Chandra Jha, Haraprasad Bairagya

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Caving is an art which can be best experienced in the mystic Mawsmai Cave of Meghalaya. This Cave is fast becoming a hot tourist’s destination offering great adventurous opportunity to the tourists. The cave is located in the East Khasi Hill region near Cherrapunjee and is made of limestone. The emotion of thrill heightens after entering the cave. The entrance has a narrow vertical opening and is well lit. Due to its location in the world’s largest rainfall region, dripping of water from the cave roofs occurs almost throughout the year. The formation of stalactites and stalagmites create wonderful phenomena specially found in this caves. The conspicuous pillars formed due to the joining of the roof and the floors are an awe-inspiring creativity of the creator of this world.
Keywords: Cave, Limestone, Stalactite, Stalagmite, Pillar, Solution.

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Cave, Limestone, Stalactite, Stalagmite, Pillar, Solution

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