Elephant Fall

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  • Address: Upper Shillong Shillong, Meghalaya 793009, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-3642222731
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Forest, Waterfall, Family And Kids, Nature

Elephant Fall - Review

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 Information

  • Avoid going in the dangerous zones of waterfall.

How To reach Elephant Fall by Public Transport

  • You can go by bus or taxi.

Restaurants Near Elephant Fall

  • Upp-town restaurant

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TripHobo Highlights for Elephant Fall

  • Elephant Fall Address: Upper Shillong Shillong, Meghalaya 793009, India
  • Elephant Fall Contact Number: +91-3642222731
  • Elephant Fall Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Elephant Fall Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Elephant Fall(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Elephant Fall: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Elephant Fall

  • 95% of people who visit Shillong include Elephant Fall in their plan

  • 75.09% of people start their Elephant Fall visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Elephant Fall

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

93.45% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Elephant Fall

People normally club together Wards Lake and Air Force Museum while planning their visit to Elephant Fall.

People also prefer to start their day with Elephant Fall.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Elephant Fall, Shillong Reviews

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  • Wonderful Small place but beautiful place and it is the 1st place that many visit. Three layered step by step waterfall. Very nice and simple over footbridge is available to see the full view of the waterfall. Little dangerous in rainy season because of huge waterfall. So beautiful for photo shoot. Security is there to control the people not allowing to deep level of water lake that is filled with the water of waterfall..... 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

  • This is a nice and three steps water falls. You can visit all of the three falls easily by walking and by same short. The walking path gently descended with lots of stairs and a bridge across the stream between 2 nd and 3rd falls. Among the three falls the bottom tier is the most impressive one. The sides of the waterfall are flanked by lush greenery and that adds to the charm of the place.

  • It's one of the main tourist spots in Shillong. The place has good views. The area is covered with thick green vegetation. You need to purchase entry tickets. The place. Offers you parking , paid toilet and few eating shops. There is a waterfall which has three stages. Preferably one should carry umbrella during rains however the same is also available on rent. The gradient is steep and it's advisable that elders not to go down as it will be difficult for them to climb back. Overall a beautiful refreshing place. The road connectivity is also good.

  • This is one of the main tourist attraction to visit in Shillong. It has waterfalls at three different levels and and one has to climb down to witness all the 3 levels. It's a beautiful place to spend some quality time and take photographs. There are Public toilet, souvenir shops and small eatery for quick bite. There is also option for photographed in traditional tribal costumes and jewelleries. The entry fee is Rs. 20 per person, Rs 20 for parking per vehicle and Rs. 20 for camera.

  • Small place but beautiful place and it is the 1st place that many visit. Three layered step by step waterfall. Very nice and simple over footbridge is available to see the full view of the waterfall. Little dangerous in rainy season because of huge waterfall. So beautiful for photo shoot. Security is there to control the people not allowing to deep level of water lake that is filled with the water of waterfall.

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