UNESCO selected Maumluh Cave Among the First 100 IUGS Geological Sites in the World

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Maumluh Cave in Sohra, Meghalaya has been selected by UNESCO’s International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) as one of the ‘first 100 IUGS geological sites’ in the world. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma gave this information on Saturday. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma wrote in a tweet, Maumluh Cave in Sohra, Meghalaya has been selected by UNESCO’s International Union of Geologic Sciences (IUGS) as one of the first 100 IUGS geological sites in the world.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said the 60th anniversary event of IUGS at Jumaiya, Basque Coast UNESCO Global Geopark (Spain) will announce the first 100 IUGS geological heritage sites selected from 181 candidate sites from 56 countries. Maumluh Cave in Sohra, Meghalaya is one of the longest caves in the Indian subcontinent as it extends for about 4500 m. Locally known as Krem Maumluh, this cave is located about half a kilometer west of Cherrapunji in Meghalaya. This place is one of the major tourist attractions.

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