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SULAGNA B
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Jun 2022 • Solo
This place is near to Police bazar and is a must visit place in Shillong. 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. But you can take pictures infront of the falls. I am sure one can spend few peaceful hours here. Entry fees is 100 rupees. Also there are many shops outside with pay and use Toilet. I loved this place.
Written 12 June 2022
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Hemanth K
9 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Visited in the last week of may. Nice waterfall with 3 levels. Have to go down a good number of steps to reach level 3 but worth it. We can step into the water at level 3. There were heavy rains couple of weeks before our visit, so there was plenty of water.
Written 7 June 2022
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Shail
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India8 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
A beautiful waterfall. Snacks are available nearby. Must be on the irenary. For people having knee problems, going at the lower level might be difficult.
Written 4 June 2022
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Monee
6 contributions
May 2022
There are 3 falls here but the last one is really amazing. The entry fee is a little too expensive but the experience was good.
Written 29 May 2022
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Sreedevi K
Chennai (Madras), India3 contributions
May 2022
It is three stage of falls. So much of walk. Elder will struggle.But must reach the lower deck to admire the beauty. worth to go...All screensaver can be seen there
Written 28 May 2022
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Mihir
Mumbai, India301 contributions
May 2022 • Family
I loved it a lot. It was eas to reach since within city limits. It's a good experience not necessarily for elders coz of steep footsteps. .

Good options for local memorabilia outside including sufficient parking.
Written 24 May 2022
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Snehal D
Ahmedabad District, India5 contributions
May 2022
Mesmerizing falls. In May, the flow of water on falls was huge. The noise of such fall and chirping of birds is worth experiencing.
Written 21 May 2022
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Satish P
Thane, India1,105 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
it was raining when we started from the hotel to visit this fall. fortunately it stopped raining when we reached there. we thus got falls full of water and clean whether for good photography.

the three step waterfall requires going down the steps. The effort however is worth it. It's very beautiful. Good spot for photography.

you can hire traditional dress and click your photographs. These are lovely memories to carry back and hence highly recommended.
Written 2 May 2022
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Vaishali Limaye
Pune, India149 contributions
Apr 2022
A little touristy with shacks close to the falls. But overall a neat and clean place. Since it was raining a lot in Meghalaya we enjoyed these waterfalls. Waterfalls can be seen in three steps..first the very top, second the midpart and third the last part which one has to climb down more steps. You can also have a quick Maggie which is a staple snack all over Meghalaya. We bought some souvenirs which were a little expensive but bought some good stuff.
Written 24 April 2022
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Barnali Biswas
Pune District, India76 contributions
Oct 2021
When you reach the place you can see a number of souvenir shops, small restaurants and a gate with a flight of stairs going down towards the falls. There is ample parking space beside these shops. There is also a pretty tree canopied park behind the parking area which also has a kids play area. We started our descent towards the falls following the steps leading down after buying the entry ticket of Rs 100/per person.

There was a shop at the starting of the stairs which was providing Khasi costumes for tourists who wanted to get themselves clicked in the traditional dress.The fall is not named after the shape of an elephant as one might think, but it is named after an elephant shaped rock discovered here at the base of the waterfall at the last level, which was later destroyed by the 1897 earthquake. The original Khasi name of the waterfall is Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew, which translates to "the three - step waterfall".

As the name suggests this waterfall has 3 different levels and each level has a different beauty. The third and last level is the most pretty one. We visited on the last day of October and still the falls had good amount of water. I could only imagine how much more prettier it would look during the monsoon. While the first level of the falls can be easily reached by going down about 20-25 steps, the second and the third levels are much more difficult to navigate as the steps are tall and steep. Its almost 100 more steps down to the final level after the first level. It is advisable that people with mobility issues should not go down all three levels because while coming back it would be very taxing. Litter bins are available all over the trail so make sure you are not unnecessarily littering the place.

When you reach the base of the falls it ends in a small pool of water. There is a boating facility available and if you wish you can take a ride for an additional cost. Please note you cannot enjoy a dip in this pool, only boating is allowed.

Entry Fee : Rs 100/per person
Parking Available : Yes
Covid Document Check : No
Mask Mandatory: No
Covid Document Check : No
Written 17 April 2022
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