The Caves of Meghalaya
Did you know that the geological era we live in has been dubbed the ‘Meghalayan Age’? This is thanks to one of the many caves of Meghalaya, Krem Mawmluh, that hides evidence of the Indian subcontinent’s geological past. A stalagmite from this cave helped geologists’ chance upon a climatic catastrophe – a mega-drought that wiped out most of the bronze age civilizations, including the Harappan Civilization, 4,200 years ago. Weaving their way under the state’s main hill ranges of East Khasi Hills, South Garo Hills and Jaintia Hills, is a network of about 1700 caves stretching over 600 km!
In our next film on Trails, we take you on an exciting journey through the magnificent caves of Meghalaya with Brian Dermot Kharpran Daly, founder-secretary of the Meghalaya Adventurers Association and someone who is amongst the first ones to bring to light the richness of Meghalaya’s caves. Do catch our film as we understand the significance of these caves and what all they tell us about the history of the Indian subcontinent.