Named after an Elephant like stone at its foot, the Elephant Falls are among the most well known falls in the North-East, arranged close to Shillong. It is a just like the paradise for every tourist with three layers of the falls available to the layman from various vantage focuses. The Britishers named this fall so attributable to the nearness of an elephant-formed stone on one side of the fall. Nonetheless, the stone crumbled and was washed away because of a seismic tremor in 1897. Elephant Waterfalls is a sublime spot for investing some energy amidst nature while catching the unfathomable minutes for your souvenir.
The amazing Elephant falls were alluded to as ‘Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew’ by the nearby Khasi individuals, which signifies ‘The Three Step Waterfalls’, as these falls comprise of three entrancing falls in progression. The first of the three waterfall are tucked between the thick trees and are wide. The second waterfall lessens to thin strands of water and is practically irrelevant in winters because of the subsiding water levels. The third and the most obvious cascade is the tallest with clear water streaming like a sheet of milk on the dull rocks in the background. Out of the three, the third Waterfall will in general strike the guests as the most noteworthy. Elephant Falls is an incredible visit objective before one head for additional excursions into Meghalaya. Found 12 km away from the capital city of Shillong, it is one of the most visited falls in the wonderful state.
Attractions: Lady Hydari Park, Wards Lake, Shillong Golf Course, Motphran, Shillong Peak, Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum, Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, Wankhar Entomological Museum, Chrysalis the Gallery, State Museum, Bishop and Beadon Falls, Spread Eagle Falls, Sweet Falls, Crinoline Falls.
Nearby Places: Dawki, Mawlynnong, Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Mawsmai Cave, Mawsmai Cave, The Eco Park, Nongsawlia, etc…
Best Time to visit: The months directly after the storm are the best as the water streams with full may and the landscape made is one to recollect for quite a while.
Peak Season: After Monsoon Fall might be more attractive.
How to Reach
- By Air: Nearest air terminal is at Guwahati which has non-stop trips to all other significant urban communities of the nation. One can without much of a stretch recruit a taxi or take open or private transports till Shillong. On the other hand, there is a helicopter administration from Guwahati till Shillong.
- By Rail: Nearest rail head is at Guwahati from where one can either recruit a taxi or catch open or private transports till Shillong.
- By Road: Shillong is very much associated by street to Guwahati and close by significant urban areas of the North-East. Open and private transports interface it to Guwahati and different urban areas. From Shillong one can undoubtedly employ a taxi or auto cart till Elephant Falls which are found only 12 km from Shillong.