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|