Sunday, 31 December 2006

Mawsmai Cave

Not far from Cherrapunjee we also visited the atmospheric Mawsmai Cave filled with stalagmites and stalactites.

Typical part of the cave wall.

A closer look at some of the rock formations. Notice the little shiny dots sprinkled around, looking like shiny stars in the night sky. They are really small crystal like stones set in the rock. When reviewing this picture I noticed that it looked a little blurry/out of focus, but in fact it isn't. It is simply the interesting texture of the rock surface giving the picture this look. You can click the picture to enlarge and see this for yourself.

Part of the cave's ceiling. Notice the amazingly curiously shaped stalactites in the top part of the picture.

Suddenly deep inside the cave you see sunlight streaming down into the cave and when you look up see that there is an opening leading up to the forest above. This gives the whole place a very cool lost world feel.

Crystal and Akia in one of the moe spacious corners of the cave.

Beautifully coloured leaves just by the entrance to the cave.

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