The last spot out of the main stops they take on the Sightseeing tours are the Mawswami caves. There are lots of caves some undiscovered and Mawswami Caves is one of them and should be in your to do list during your visit to Sohra(Cherrapunjee).
Just make sure you are not claustrophobic as it can get pretty tight inside. At first you have to buy and entry ticket which costs around Rs.20. Then after a small hike on the staircase your are led to the cave entrance.(sorry about the pictures my DSLR battery died out and there was literary a line to go inside the cave so was not able to stop and click much)
The Mawsami caves are a network of underground beautiful stalactites and stalagmites caves. Once inside the fist look suggest its a wide open cave and you will be out in a second but as you move forward the caves become more smaller and you literary had to sit at some points to pass through.
Normally I thought this attraction might be deserted as I saw lots of people turning back from the utterance of the cave but as the path became narrow there was actually a line there wanting to go inside the cave which made matters worse because of the small space, foul smell and agitated tourists. It took some time to get the line started but what came next made us amazed as well as startled as there were some points literally inside the cave where I though I will definitely get stuck.
But after some climbing, grinding on the stones and stealth walking we were finally able to complete the whole cave expedition without much of the problem (if you are not Claustrophobic). But I do like to point out that there is zero safety and because of the negligence someone can get seriously hurt. There are no exit point, no safety measures, it is well lit but since the main power source is electricity, things can get ugly if just one of the wires get short circuited or worse as the cave is always damp with water running from almost everywhere.
I am not suggesting that you should not visit but just making you aware of some of the situations that might occur also, it is better to roam around the cave when less people are around. I would also suggest the authorities that they should have a protocol in place when there are a lots of tourists visiting these caves if they want to avoid a serious mishap.
Overall, It is a must visit place and if you like a small adventure then these caves are full of it. Do visit this place during your cherrapunjee trip.
The whole day sightseeing was quiet eventful in cherrapunjee, we enjoyed ourselves a lot, got to see those beautiful places and after a whole day were tired as hell but it was worth it. If you are visiting Meghalaya do visit cherrapunjee for its calm, peaceful and wonderful existence.
We went back to Shillong after having lunch at orange roots (Which was not that good that's why not reviewing it) and a whole adventurous day with lots of amazing memories and strong content to do the whole day tour of Shillong the next day. which you will be able to read in my next travel article so do subscribe.