West Garo Hills

Siju Caves and Rock Formations

LOCATION
Siju

NEAREST TOWN
Baghmara (33Kms)

FROM SHILLONG
250 kms

THEMES
Nature Walks, Hikes, Caving

TRANSPORT
Guwahati Airport: 193 kms
Shilong Airport: 275 kms
Guwahati Railway station: 209 kms

Enter the famous bat cave of Garo Hills, admire the unique rock formations, explore the nearby jungle, and learn about the distinctive eco-system of India’s third longest cave network……

Visiting Siju Cave is like entering the belly of the earth, a place of unique visuals and formations that will capture anyone’s imagination.

On the way, you get to enjoy a short hike through the jungle, including places where you step over rushing mountain streamlets. A railed pathway has been constructed which takes you through an area of astounding rock formations hidden in the dense vegetation. You then reach the grand and tall arched entrance of Siju cave. As you enter deeper into the labyrinth, watch the light of the outside world become a speck. There are many bats that call this place home – Siju translates to bat cave – and you can also follow some of the underground streams, clear and unpolluted. There are ponds and waterfalls in the cave system.

Siju cave’s full extent has not been mapped but we already know it is one of the longest cave systems in the world. The State Department of tourism runs a tourist lodge at Siju set amidst leafy surroundings, a perfect base as you explore the cave and the adjacent places of interest. If you are interested in an in-depth exploration of the cave with the proper gear and guidance, the Meghalaya Adventurers Association organizes caving trips.

It is not just the legendary cave that makes Siju very enticing. The Siju Bird Sanctuary is a great place for nature lovers. The forests here are a stop for many migratory species like Siberian ducks and endemic residents include hornbills and the rare peacock pheasant. The Simsang river and nearby reserve will give you an up-close experience with the indomitable Garo Hills terrain and wilderness.

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Our Location

Address :
Near Napak Lake and Simsang Reserve

Best Time for Exploration:
Winter, Spring (Dry Months)

Tourism Officer Contact No :
+91 9612266199

Email Id :
info@meghalayatourism.in