Exploring a cave for the first time is always a special experience. The continuous question of “what’s around the next corner?” drives cave explorers further and further. As I swam through Krem Chypme (Peilkleing Pouk), I couldn’t help but marvel at this magnificent and beautifully stunning underground river, as it carved its way beneath the Jaintia hills in Meghalaya. Every so often we’d have to climb out of the water to negotiate a calcite dam made by nature over hundreds of thousands of years. We weren’t alone; thousands of bats lined the walls and ceilings, spectating our journey through their home.