Elephant Falls Shillong

Elephant Falls Shillong, Timings, Route info, Entry fees

Elephant Falls History

Originally Khasi natives used to call this falls as Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew which means Three Step Falls. Three Step Waterfalls as it consists of Three Sections in Succession. Later, When Britishers got into this place they named it as Elephant Falls as there was a rock on the left side of the falls which resembles an Elephant. The Elephant shaped rock got destroyed due to Earth Quake in 1897. This place is located in the East Khasi Hills District, Shillong. It is 12 Km from Chaos City.

One must climb down 200 – 250 stairs (approx) to reach the bottom of the fall. There is a foot overbridge connecting 2nd and 3rd fall. It is 150 stairs downward from 2nd to 3rd fall. Food stalls are available near the falls.

Elephant Falls Shillong Entry Fees

S.NoDetailTicket Cost
1Entry FeesRs.20/ person
2Parking FeesRs.30/ Vehicle
4Mobile ChargesRs.20

Best Time to Visit: Jun-Sep. Remains open on all days.

Waterflow will be minimal during Summer Season.

Other major attractions nearby

  1. Shillong peak
  2. Umiam Lak
  3. Lady Hydari Park.

For Tourism Packages, Please call @ +91 93 93 93 9150

How to reach Elephant Falls Shillong?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Shillong which is 40 Km away

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Shillong which is 40 Km away.

By Road

  1.  From Shillong, this place can be reached by Private Taxi.
  2. It cost Rs.600 -700 (approx) for a trip which includes Shillong Peak and Elephants Falls.

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