Saturday, April 5, 2014

E for Elephant Falls

Elephant Falls is situated at the outskirts of the main city of Shillong. Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, a state in north-east India. Elephant Falls is almost 12 kms away from the city. The unique part of Elephant Falls in Meghalaya is that it is a three-tier waterfall set in the dingles of the rocks.  In the rainy seasons, Elephant Falls comes to its full vigor and justifies its name.

In-spite of being an inhabitant of Assam, the neighbouring state of Meghalaya, I visited Elephant Falls for the first time three years ago. The next time was a year ago. And both times it was in the month of January, when the water force is the lowest. As it is a three-tier fall, you have to climb down a series of steep steps down. The downward walk is comfortable, but the upward walk takes a toll. Let me share with you a few photographs of this beautiful falls.

The signboard giving information about the falls

The first tier


The second tier
The third tier

8 comments:

  1. So lovely! thank you for sharing the photos.

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  2. Visiting from the A-Z Challenge.

    Waterfalls are my favorite thing to find when we are hiking or visiting someplace new. I'm not sure what attracts me so much, but I will stand in awe for minutes (sometimes an hour) just watching the water rush from top to bottom. Thank you for sharing these photos! The falls are beautiful.
    Amanda at His and Her Hobbies

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    1. I do agree with you... Waterfalls are magical. Thanks for stopping by Amanda!

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