Elephant Falls


The elephant falls consist of three layers of falls at three different points which are accessible to the tourist visiting the falls.

Why is it called Elephant Falls?

The name originated in the British era when the Englishmen spotted a giant rock that looked like an elephant near the fall. This rock was destroyed in the 1897 due to an earthquake.

Why is Elephant Falls famous?

The waterfall is one of the most frequently visited tourist spots of Shillong due to its close proximity to Shillong and its picturesque beauty. The Elephant Falls also serves as one of the best picnic spots in and around Shillong.

How many steps are in Elephant Falls?

150 steps
To reach the falls, you have to climb 150 steps which would be a little slippery. You will find a few benches along the way for you to sit and relax. Elephant Falls is also referred to as ‘The Three Step Waterfall’ as you will see three different parts of falls there.

In what state is Elephant Falls located?

Your Meghalaya waterfall exploration is not complete without a visit to the Elephant Falls, located on the outskirts of the state capital, Shillong.

Can we bath in Elephant Falls?

It takes around 30 mins to reach Elephant Falls. This place is mesmerizing and has three steps of the water falls. First and third is completely breathtaking. You cannot bath as the intensity of the water is too high.

Is Elephant Falls open now?

Elephant Waterfalls can be visited all year round.

Which is the first largest falls in India?

Kunchikal Falls in Shimoga District Karnataka is the highest waterfall in India with a height of 1493 feet.

Which is the first biggest falls in the world?

Which is the highest waterfall in the world? Angel Falls called Salto Angel in Venezuela with a height of 979 metres i.e. 3212 ft is the highest waterfall in the world.

Which is the smallest falls in India?

Kakolat waterfall is the smallest waterfall in India. It is only about 50 meters high.


around 4.5 mile
The 4 Waterfalls Walk is around 4.5 mile. However, depending on which point you decide to start, the route will vary slightly in length. Here is a breakdown of the distance and the estimated time it will take you to complete the walk directly from the car park.


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