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World's Longest Sandstone Cave Found in Meghalaya

Published on March 24, 2018
Meghalaya has added another beautiful feather in its crown with the discovery of world's longs sandstone cave called "Krem Puri". Meghalaya is famous for several caves hidden under undulating hills.

World's Longest Sandstone Cave Found in Meghalaya

  • The cave is discovered near the village of Laitsohum in Mawsynram area of East Khasi Hills district.
  • It is longest sandstone cave in the world at 24,583m, with dinosaur fossils from 66-76 million years ago. It was first discovered in 2016 but the actual length is obtained by Meghalaya Adventurers’ Association (MAA) during one of its recent expeditions.
  • It is 6,000m longer than the currently listed sandstone cave in the world, Cueva El Sam├ín, (18,200m) in Venezuela.
  • This sandstone cave is also India’s second longest cave in general category after limestone Krem Liat Prah-Umim-Labit system measuring little over 31 km in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. 

Expected Questions

What is the world's largest sandstone cave called?
a. Krem Puri
b. Kreim Pouri
c. Krein Puni
d. Krem Kheri

Where is world's largest sandstone cave Krem Puri located?
a. Maharashtra
b. Assam
c. Meghalaya
d. Karnataka

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