A popular destination for adventure lovers, Umlawan Cave is situated in Lumshnong village near Jowai, in the Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. The inconspicuous village of Lumshnong came under public attention, when it was confirmed that the Umlawan cave is regarded as the deepest and the longest cave in the entire sub-continent with a length of 21.6kms. This cave, in the recent years, has become a major tourist attraction. Tourists from all across places come here to enjoy a wondrous view of the cave.
There are two different caves which are interconnected to the Umlawan cave – Kot-Sati and Umskor caves. The total length of these caves covers a distance of more than 21kms and the depth goes to 100m. Umlawan cave is located at a distance of 60kms east of Jowai. Many other caves, with special formation of stalactites and stalagmites, can be spotted across the entire district. Among all these caves, only a few have been explored and surveyed, others are still unknown and have not yet been explored and surveyed.
Nearest airport is the Guwahati Airport. Helicopters are available from Guwahati to Shillong and Tura. Nearest railway station is Guwahati railway station. By road Guwahati to Shillong is 120kms. Shillong and Jowai have a distance of 36kms. Jowai to Umlawan Cave is 60 kms.