Located on the cliff overhanging the right bank of the Simsang River in South Garo Hills district, the Siju cave is locally known as Dobakhol or the cave of bats and is the third longest cave in India. It is 30 km north of Baghmara and 132km from Tura.The cave consists of innumerable internal chambers and labyrinths which have not yet been fully explored. The depth of the cave is yet to be measured. The cave is totally dark with a perennial stream which abounds with different forms of aquatic life flowing out of it. The formations of stalagmites and stalactites in these caves resemble those of blue grotto in the isle of Capri.
Close by on the other side of Simsang River, Siju bird sanctuary is home to many rare and protected birds and other forms of wildlife. The migratory Siberian duck come here during winter months. At the entrance to this bird sanctuary after a steep climb of nearly one km there is a stretch of fantastic rock formations that will take your breath away. There are lots of trekking, river rafting, angling, community fishing and caving sites in and around Siju.
How to Reach
The nearest airport is Guwahati, 128 km away
The nearest railway station is Guwahati
Buses and cabs are available from Guwahati and Shillong
Where to stay
Tourist lodges and hotels in Tura.