THERE ARE AN ABUNDANCE OF CAVES on the southern slopes of the hills of Meghalaya – 300 kilometres of passages all told – and Meghalaya Caving Adventure offers a package to explore those in the Shnong Rim area. Located in northeastern part of India, this state boasts one of the largest networks of caves found on the Indian sub-continent. Access is via Guwahati airport which is connected to many major airports in India. After spending the first night in Shillong, the tour starts in earnest in the Jaintia hills where there are more than a hundred vertical and horizontal cave passages. Campsites are set up here for the convenience of hopping around over the next few days. Once in the caves, you need to walk through sometimes waist-deep water or even swim at times to navigate through the cave passages. Even when passages are dry, their narrow passages, may require some strength and agility to navigate. Of coures, experienced cave guides are on hand to help you safely through the labyrinth to view the most interesting features. Four limestone caves are accessible to tourists in this area. Krem Tynghen has large horizontal passages, making it ideal for beginners. Krem Umthloo ups the technical difficulty a touch, with numerous wet passages but delivers with unique formations like cave pearls and curtains. Krem Chympe requires a bit of paddling over the first 200m as this cave has a wide river running through it, and the fourth cave is Krem Sim Thabbalong. Email Piran at email@example.com to book your caving adventure or visit www.kipepeo.in/ for more information.