Elephant Falls, Shillong

Elephant Falls, Shillong

Elephant Falls is among most popular tourist sites of the city in East Khasi Hills District. The waterfall is located in Upper Shillong area.We visited this place during the 2014 Pujas. There is no entry fees in Elephant Falls.

There is also a local souvenir market at the entrance that has a good collection of handicrafts. very nice.

Elephant falls in October.


As I reached the first fall, I was educated by a signboard that reads, ‘Why Elephant Falls?’

Elephant falls History :

The original Khasi name for the falls was ‘Ka kshaid lai pateng khohsiew’ (Three steps water falls), because of the fact that the water falls in three steps. Of course it was the British who named it ‘Elephant Falls’ because of a stone that resembles an elephant near the falls. But the stone was destroyed by an earthquake in 1897. But the name hasn’t changed.


The first fall is broad and hidden between trees.


“You sway Like my emotions You twinkle Into my eyes You give me warmth You make me shiver I look at you You are pellucid But within you There is beauty and life And without you The petals of my soul will stiffen and shrivel.”

The second fall is tamed and almost negligible, when the water level recedes.

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

– – Susan Sontag

“One of the best”
The last and the third waterfall is the tallest. Elephant Falls is characterized by clear water flowing over dark jutting rocks with no particular forms. Really enjoyed with family. Be aware of slippery stairs! The sleep steps can be too much trouble for kids and elderly folks.The place is very well maintained and kept very clean.


Though there are many other nice waterfalls at Meghalaya. It’s a great place to capture your memories of a trip to Meghalaya. You must visit this place whenever you on a trip to Shillong.
How to reach and nearest locations
About 11 km from Police Bazaar, you’ll need to hire a cab to reach these falls.

Shillong Tour Summary :
Date – 01/10/2014-07/10/2014
Tour Members : 10

Kolkata to Shillong 5 nights and 6 days tour plan.

Shillong Tour plan :
Day 1 : Kolkata to Guwahati.
Day 2 : Guwahati to Shilong.
Day 3 : Shilong sight scene, Mawlynnong.
Day 4 : Sight scene : Shillong tourist place
Day 5 : Shilong to Guwahati..Guwahati Sightscene.
Day 6 : Guwahati to Kolkata.

Some more info :
Shillong hotels : Hotel serene. Address: Opp. UCO Bank, 1st Floor, Mirullah Building,
G.S. Road Shillong, Meghalaya, INDIA 793 001
P : +91 364 2506 017
M : +91 97745 39 583
There are lots of hotels in Shillong police Bazar.
Notes :- Please carry umbrella and water bottle. Lots of step, Please avid for older people.
Shopping – Handcrafts shop, lots of beautiful handcraft thing is there.
Best time for Shillong tour : March to June: March and April see the advent of summers but the weather is still quite pleasant. June to September: Monsoon months see average to heavy rainfalls in Shillong. October to February: October is when the rainfall stops and the weather begins to cool down.
Best time to visit elephant falls : October to February: October is when the rainfall stops and the weather begins to cool down. Winters start setting in from November after which the weather can be quite cold with the minimum temperature.

You can also visit our elephant falls images : Click here.

Meghalaya tour guide


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