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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. See Elephant Falls and all Shillong has to offer by arranging your trip with our Shillong vacation builder.
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  • This is just outside Shillong on the way to Cherrapunjee. There are 3 falls one below the other separated by flight of stairs. Getting up and down might be a bit of a task, but definitely worth it. Pa...  more »
  • Beautiful and breathtaking scenery. ..The waterfalls could be viewed in 3 parts...had to climb down many steps to reach the bottom. ..but the natural beauty made it worth the effort. 
  • In the city of 'Scotland of the East' or Shillong, Elephant Falls is situated. It is almost 12 kms away from the busy city life. In the month of July to August, the best time to visit this place. 
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  • This is not a very big waterfall but what makes it popular is because it is just few kilometers away from Shillong city. The main waterfall is at the bottom most part of this place whereas smaller waterfalls are on the way to the main waterfall. This is one of those waterfalls where you can see as well as be very near to the waterfall as the river current is not very strong. It is also a good trekking place because of the number of steps which lead down to the waterfall. If you are a tourist, this can be your last stop before you wind off your day in your hotels in the city.
  • It's a nice one to watch but need not spend much time here. Or u can use the place to here for a while to rest in a day's trip. I hope it will have lots of water in the June July and august.
  • Very nice waterfalls. The fall's water is very cool. Areal view of this falls is very very nice
  • A very good place to visit. The most lovely thing to enjoy is to feel the falls very near to you. The fall is named after a rock which looked like Elephant but now it is destroyed in an earthquake.
  • Good waterfall. Hi stairs you need to climb. So if u r not that fit. ..