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Elephant Falls in Shillong

·  Summer: March-June (15°C - 36°C)
·  Winter: November-February (4°C - 24°C)
·  Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  September-May

Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: 

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 20
Children:  INR 20
Cameras:  INR 10
Video Camera:  N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 20
Children:  INR 20
Cameras:  INR 10
Video Camera:  N/A
Originally called Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew (meaning three-step waterfall), the enthralling Elephant Falls was named so by the British who found a nearby rock resembling an elephant. The rock doesn’t exist anymore, but the charm of this nature’s marvel definitely does. Its waters fall in three steps, the final step being the tallest and also the most fascinating one.

Visitors to the waterfall can descend to the bottom through steep stairs, admiring the full journey of the fall. Roaring sounds of the water and cool atmosphere add to the thrill of being here. Green vegetation makes the overall scenery a visual treat for the eyes. There are some stalls selling hot tea and few shops selling interesting souvenirs. Be sure to carry cameras as the place promises some great photography opportunities.  

Road: Take a taxi from the city centre of Shillong (about 13 km. away) to reach this beautiful location. If you wish, you can spend some time at Shillong Peak on the way. The hill journey is enticing, though traffic may make the road busy.

Railway: The railway station closest to the waterfall is at Guwahati (about 105 km. away). Hiring a taxi is the most convenient way to reach the place from the station.

Airway: The airport at Shillong is about 37 km. away from the location of Elephant Waterfall. Offering air connectivity with Kolkata, the airport is connected to the waterfall by taxis.