Elephanta Falls is situated at the outskirts of Shillong, the Capital city of the North-eastern Indian state of Meghalaya. Hilly road and around 12 kilometers away from Shillong.
The original Khasi name(Khasi is the local language of Meghalaya) of Elephanta Falls is -“Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohdiew” meaning ” Three steps of water”. Because there are 3 phases in Elepahnta Falls. The First phase is hidden behind trees and jungle and not very accessible as seen in the photograph below.
The second phase is not very significant as seen below.
The third phase is really magnificent and since this region has rain all through the year, it is always flowing with water but July-August is the best time to visit as it is monsoon here and the water gushes down with full force and the view is stunning. The Third phase is also the tallest and the grandest.
The name ‘Elephanta Falls’ was given by the British as there used to be huge rock in the Fall area resembling the shape of an elephant. However this rock was destroyed during the 1897 earth quack.
All photos here are taken with the compact Ricoh GR. Click on any photo to view a larger size. I leave you with a photograph of the stepped way to the fall from the entrance.