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 visited here as part of the Shillong city tour, It was nice to see flowing water even in March with no rains. Speaking of rains perhaps march is not a good time to visit Shillong. Most of the water...  more »
  • There are three levels at this fall. It's your choice to visit all the levels or just visit one or two. Need to step down to have a good view of every level.  more »
  • Although the water level was low in the month of February,still we could hear a faint sound of the falls as we climbed down the stairs.Reaching at the bottom isnt much streunous unless for an aged or ...  more »
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  • 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. ☺
  • A unique 3 tier waterfall. This is situated in the Shillong Cherrapunjee main road. Well maintained. One has to go down the stairs to watch each level of the waterfall. Good number of tourists. There is a small entry fee. Parking is available. There are petty shops around. Can get tea coffee etc. There is a big garden too. One has to climb up after reaching the last layer at the base. Aged people may find it difficult as it is very steep climb up. Good place for photography. I think during monsoon the fall will be wonderful sight.
  • Beautiful 3-Tier waterfall. Nice scenery. Why elephant falls? On the left side of the falls Named after an Elephant like stone at its foot there was a rock resembling an elephant. Near from Shillong. Here traditional market has variety of cultural things. You can also capture pics in Khasi dress.
  • It's a good place to visit for nature lovers. The cascading waterfall is pleasing to the eye. If you are fascinated by waterfalls, you should definitely visit.Need to walk a bit though.
  • This place has access to 3 waterfalls. You need to descend using the stairs to see this elephant falls. This is a real beauty and is mostly crowded. You will have to wait a bit long to take a picture without anyone on the background. The water is pristine and clear. The head from where the water falls was in shape of an elephant and hence the name elephant falls. The rock was however destroyed.

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