Elephant Falls is located very close to Shillong city, in East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya state, India.
Elephant Falls is a group of 3 adjacent falls. The falls which were once called ‘Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew’ locally, was renamed as “Elephant Falls” by the British, because there was a rock resembling an elephant, near the left side of the bottom falls. The rock is no more as it was destroyed by an earth quake in the late 18th century.
Tourists are allowed to go very close to each of the 3 falls. It is easily accessible from road. There is a walking path and stairs to reach and watch the falls. There is a bridge between 2nd and 3rd falls.
Cherapunjee, one of the most wettest places on Earth is a nearby town to Shillong.
How do I go to Elephant Falls?
Elephant Falls is at a distance of around 12 kilometers from Shillong city. There are buses from Guwahati, the nearest railway station, to Shillong. Assam and Meghalaya state road transport corporations operate regular bus services between these two state capitals of Guwahati and Shillong .
Umroi airport, a small airport, is the nearest airport to Shilling, at around 40 kilometers distance from the Shilling city center.