Known as Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew by the local Khasi people, Elephant Falls are perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Shillong. If you are on a sight-seeing spree of the city, make sure this place is right at the top of your itinerary. The first thing that you will witness after reaching the spot is the foaming white water, gurgling down the stony steps. This crystal clear water is in contrast with the greenery on the sides of the waterfall, adding to the beauty of the place. Renamed as Elephant Falls by the British, who found it difficult to pronounce the local name, the waterfall is believed to have gotten its name from a huge elephant-shaped rock near it. Though the rock was destroyed in an earthquake, the name remained. Make the best use of this waterfall and shed your inhibitions to take a dip in cold, clear water.
Elephant Fall Travel Tips
- Avoid going in the dangerous zones of waterfall.
How to Reach Elephant Fall
- You can go by bus or taxi.
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95% of people who visit Shillong include Elephant Fall in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
91.43% of people start their Elephant Fall visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Elephant Fall
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Elephant Fall