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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  • A good location to frequent with families and enjoy the view of the nature and take photo. Has a narrow stairway leading down not advisable for ages and physically restricted  more »
  • Visiting three level of the falls gives different view.Water is not that noisy.Falls do not cover whole rock.  more »
  • An arduous downhill 3 level walk for the elderly, but youngsters will thoroughly enjoy! A gushing waterfall awaits where one can take pictures, though stepping into the waterfall is prohibited.  more »
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  • Good place to spend quality time with family and friends. Children will definitely enjoy this place. Set of three waterfalls of small drop. The walking route is next to the falls and crosses the falls at two places. Carry comfortable footwear like sneakers as about 15 minutes of walking is involved one way. Climbing back will take longer. Gives you good exercise also.
  • The name is a misnomer now since the elephant-back shaped rock beneath the falls was destroyed some time back. Nonetheless, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Shillong. Also, this is one of the few places that sell memorabilia. So definitely pick one here if you are short on time. Lot of crowd here and you have to walk a bit to see the entire course of the water falls.
  • Excellent. This place is a must see in shillong. A good view is also got from a recreation park bang opposite the falls which has a completely separate route. Always go there during the rains though
  • A must watch place...,if you belong to metropolitan city then this is cool place for you guys!so go there,fell the place with your 💓 and soul, get wet, enjoy the mystic Beauty there.,...,.... .......,...,... Shoot with camera ,be creative. Its amazingly loving atmosphere.. Waiting for you to capture its majestically immortal Beauty. Be painter, be photographer, be one against child again, hold the hands of mother Earth and forget all worry &hurry..be there treasure the beautiful memories and cherish them life long. ☺
  • Gorgeous & roaring waterfalls specially in the rainy season. 3 waterfalls are there. Little walk & you can have glimpse of all. Wonderful view, one of the best waterfalls in outskirts of shillong
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