Best time to visitJuly- August
Things to doSight- seeing, photography
Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesFamilies, Couples
Rank3 out of 48 attractions in Shillong
Located a little outside the main city of Shillong in Meghalaya, this is a beautiful two tiered waterfall. The two parts are named as the Wir Phang falls and the Wei Laplam Falls. These two flow along dingles of rock and then blend together to justify its name which is the Elephant Falls. This is no doubt a must see in the state and people not only from other places but also from the same state cannot resist repeated trips to this tranquil destination. The place is much away from the hustle and bustle of the city streets and thus very peaceful and refreshing too. The monsoons are the time when you find the Elephant Falls in its full vigor with snow white, foamy water gushing down the falls. This ckear color makes the perfect combination with the shades of greenery around. There are also a number of medicial plants and shrubs whose goodness get infused in this therapeutic waters of the Falls.
Reviews of Elephant Falls • 17
Elephant Falls: There can’t be anything more romantic than snuggling with your lover and watching a collection of falls merging into one. Well, that’s the Elephant Falls located 8 km from Shillong. While the Elephant Falls is a popular tourist destination, it’s still very rural and close to nature. There are lodges and cabin rentals, plenty of trails to walk, hand in hand and an abundance of secluded areas where you can steal a kiss under the stars.
Next on the way to Cherrapunji you can experience Zip lining. Must try. It is beautiful journey as you travel through clouds on your way.
Our first stop is Elephant Falls, which is on the way to Cherrapunji. There are 3 levels as you go down to the final level of waterfalls.
Elephant FallsThe three step waterfall is the last point in this journey. It is located in Shillong and can be easily accessible on your way back from any of the above mentioned view points. Since a rock (destroyed in a earthquake) resembled an elephant, the falls has been named after it.
Day 4: Elephant FallsBy that evening, we decided to visit Elephant Falls. I'm not a big fan of touristy places. I'm kind of an off-beat person. However, we enjoyed the waterfalls. We climbed all the way down to catch a glimpse of all the three falls.
It has three falls. However, the third fall is the best and the biggest and you can stop by here for some good captures with the fall in the background.
Elephant fall: Lying around 12 kms from Shillong, Elephant falls occupies one of the top positions in things-to-do in Shillong guides, and well it's totally worthy of all the mentions.
The Elephant falls were nice to see. We enjoyed listening pleasant sound of falls. But people were not allowed enter the water falls. After some time, we went to next place which was Shillong peak. Shillong peak is under the Airforce premises. So our driver took permission token from the Airforce staff and we went towards Shillong peak enjoying the beautiful views all around. Entire Shillong was visible from the peak and it was very nice to watch.
Elephant Falls - Shillong.**Snippets: Highly known for it's rich Flora and Fauna and surrounded by many sacred Forests, one is advised to carry a tent to spend a night or two in the forest, if you dare to.
The original Khasi name for the falls was ‘Ka kshaid lai pateng khohsiew’ (three steps waterfalls), because the falls actually consisted of three sections in succession.Elephant Falls in Meghalaya solely holds the attraction of Upper Shillong. Especially in the rainy season.Elephant Falls is located about 12km from the busy city of Shillong.
A big fat 3 tier waterfall a few kms from Shillong.
Due to the monsoon rains, this was at its best, part of the Shillong circuit, this fall is a good view and is easily accessible.
The cascading white water over the black rock is definitely a sight to behold.
Located in upper Shillong, this captivating waterfall is also an amalgamation of other smaller waterfalls adding to the pristine beauty of the surroundings.
The name 'Elephant' was given by British after a rock bear the fall which had the shape of an elephant, it later got destroyed in 1890s in an earthquake. Proper steps have been made for tourists to get down to the falls and watch it up close.
Shillong is full of waterfalls and water-bodies. From the Wards lake, to the Sweet Falls and the Bishop-Beacon Falls, these water bodies make up a large part of Shillong’s tourist attraction. Since, our trip was more about journeying rather than nestling into one place, we had to make a choice as to the place we would visit, so we decided to go to Elephant Falls. The name might suggest a water-body of elephantine proportions, but that really isn’t the case. The name came up due to a rock that shared a likeness with the animal, a rock that incidentally isn’t there anymore. Elephant Falls is more a collection of numerous falls that finally flow into a small lake, a series that you can walk along as you trace the flow of the water. Aided and abetted by the greenery of the Khasi Hills, where it is located, the Falls make for a lovely walk while being serenaded by the sound of the gushing and falling water.