Travel tips: This is the most visited tourist place in Shillong, its natural beauty is amazing
Elephant Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in the North-East located next to Shillong. It is like heaven for tourists. The British named this waterfall Elephant falls because it is an elephant-shaped rock. However, the stone later disintegrated.
The first of the three falls cascades between the dense trees, the second falls down thin strands of water, and the third and most visible fall is the tallest fall that flows like clear water. To reach here you have to climb 150 steps and there are benches to sit in between.
Now if you have made up your mind to come here, then let us tell you that the right time to come here is from August to December after the monsoon, when there is greenery all around and the water level is also high, which adds to the beauty of this tourist destination. Increases further. The entry fee here is 100 rupees per person, if you book a cab driver then it costs around 2000 rupees.
The nearest airport is Umroi Airport, you can reach Shillong by taxi or bus and there is also a helicopter service from Guwahati to Shillong. The nearest railhead is Guwahati, from where one can hire a cab or take a bus to Shillong.
There are other places to visit within 10 km near Elephant Waterfalls, such as – Wards Lake, Air Force Museum, Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Shillong View Point, etc. If you want to have a snack or a meal, the nearest restaurant is ML 05 Cafe, which is located at a distance of 1.5 km.
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