Elephant Falls, Shillong

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On the outskirts of Shilong, a mountain stream tumbles through the forest and creates Elephant Falls. This waterfall consists of three consecutive sections, named by the British for the rock that resembled an elephant. That rock has since been destroyed by an earthquake, but the attraction remains a popular tourist site for its proximity to the city. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, as you'll have to trek to reach the falls. You can't swim at the falls, but you can make the most of the onsite restaurant and parking facilities. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Shillong holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Elephant Falls and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It was a good experience to visit the falls. The falls is equally beautiful in its every three steps.  more »
  • Visited this place in Dec-17. We are not satisfied as its a very short water fall and water quantity is also very less. Adjacent area is also not well maintained. Not worthy to take Rs. 10 entry fee a...  more »
  • This is a must visit in Shillong. Pretty much inside city limits. Parking is also ample here. You need to climb down to see the falls. We went in december, and water was very less but still good for v...  more »
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  • Beautiful Elegant Fantastic Waterfall BUT you have to go bit down using stairs only. Their something different feels come out. Not for handicapped people's. Tickets are not costly and parking is free with proper packing area. Food is available and special photography with dressing too .
  • Average waterfall, to be honest. Cleaner than those in other places of India. Went there on a weekend, so wasn't very crowded. This place has 3 waterfalls. And they are not GRAND by any means - just clean and in midst of greenery. The place was named after an elephant shaped rock which got destroyed in an earthquake some 100-150 years back. Nice place to go to if you are in shillong, just for a random outing. The entry price is super cheap anyway.
  • The place in nearer to the main city and within short time you can visit there. The good thing is that even in winter there is water, and u can see the beauty of the falls. The area is managed properly and in a quiet manner by the authority.
  • It is a wonderful experience. How long I can remember that there was a notice board where was written that the best time to visit the place is all the time except Monsoon. So avoid Monsoon. But the water fall is so fabulous.
  • Nice romantic spot for a quiet private time. Tho a continuous stream of visitors are around. . Full of trees and sound of water is very soothing. Good place to be in in the afternoon .2nd and 3rd level falls are Not suitable for persons with knee problem..

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