At a distance of 60 km from Jowai, Umlawan Cave is a limestone cave situated at Lumshnong village in West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. Also known as Lumshnong Cave, it is one of the famous caves in Meghalaya and among the must visit places near Jowai.
The Umlawan Cave is joined by two other caves, the Umskor and the Kotsati. Around 21 km long and 100 m deep, the cave is regarded as the longest and the deepest cave in the sub-continent. The cave is embellished with special formations of stalactites and stalagmites, which attract large number of tourists from different places.
The entrance of Umlawan Caves is located in the center of Lumshnong village itself. It is used as a washing place by the villagers. During the monsoons the entrance is flooded with water, and one has to swim to get inside it. With 24 entrances, both horizontal and vertical, no part of the cave is more than one hour away from the nearest entrance.
Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM