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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  • We went in the morning. good Scenic spot. You have to take a few hundred steps to have a view of the different falls - main falls is just about a hundred steps down. Quite contrast to the heavy water ...  more »
  • It's one of the nicest waterfall surrounded by lot's of greenery. We have to go down the steps to view the waterfall.So might be little difficult for people with physical challenge's but definitely do...  more »
  • One of the worth visit point in Shillong. There are in total three falls which are in flowing one after the other. The name of the fall is not justified as there is no elephant shape rock exists here....  more »
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  • 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)
  • 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.. 👍
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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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