Mahadev Khola Dham is a hindu temple located within natural caves around 5 kms from the main city center of Shillong. The easiest way to reach this place is to take a cab. Visitors can trek at Mahadev Khola canves or climb the steps leading to the temple.
The history of the temple goes back to the belief that a saint named Lakhiya Baba came pondering this place around 150 years back. During those days the area was covered with thick forests. It is said that a major of the battalion named as SubedarGurkha Rifles dreamt about a saint wearing red color dress and a string made of rudraksh. The site where he is supposed to have meditated is now a famed religious site. Mahadev Khola Dham Temple is Shiva temple. The River Umshyrpi drifts in the vicinity of the temple. Surrounded by vivid legends and folklore, this cave temple is a popular religious spot of the city.
Visitors can visiting Mahadev Khola Dham Temple during timings 5:30 AM - 6:00 AM, 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM and 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM on all days of the week.