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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  • August 17, 2017
    It's a three step water falls located in upper Shillong. The water fall is beautiful. Do not miss this when in Shillong. We visited the place in monsoon and the waterfall was in full force. The place ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    These Falls can be seen on the way to Cherrapunjee just as you exit from Upper Shillong. The falls are on three levels, I went down to the second one but not to the third. I think the first level is n...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Three falls here. Good if u visit while Monsoons so that you can enjoy the climate and water flow. You can bath here. Re.20 per person to visit.  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    Visited Elephant falls during May 2017. It is a three step waterfall, which derives its name from a rock which used to resemble elephant, unfortunately this rock is no more as it got destroyed by earthquake around 100 years ago. Of the three waterfalls (all of which are easily reached by the short and easy walking path), the bottom one was the most impressive. The walking path gently descends from the entrance, and is well paved - it shouldn't be a problem for anyone. To guide the readers better, it can be a short outing if someone is in hurry. I spent around 45-60 minutes to visit all three stages. Even though its not marvelous, I think it was a pleasant as you can get very close to the fall ( in contrast to other tall falls, which you can only see from a distance)
  • June 29, 2017
    Beautiful place.. I loved it.. Waterfall is fresh and it's wonderful.. a must go place.. it's environment is so amazing, that you will wish to stay there..☺ But little bit far from the main Shillong.. 👍
  • June 19, 2017
    It's has 3 Water fall. Great climate and sight seen., elephant name has given by British. People must go there. For last 2 fall u have to down from stairs..wooden made things r available here at good bargain price...
  • July 15, 2017
    It was a nice moment and great feeling when I reached. My BIL Mr Blesson, the Prince of "the Scotland of the East," guided me through these places. Certain years ago after an earthquake the rocks resembled an elephant lost its form. Still this place is magnificent and nostalgic.
  • July 16, 2017
    Nice place. One will surely be enjoying the natural beauty there. There are few parts of the falls. All of them are nicely maintained.

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