Elephant Falls is among most popular tourist sites of the city in East Khasi Hills District, Shillong, Meghalaya, Northeast, India. The waterfall is located in Upper Shillong area within the Eastern Air Command of Indian Airforce. Situated at a distance of 12 km from the capital city of Meghalaya and at a distance of 8 km from Rhino Point, the site can be advanced through public transport.
The serene fall is a collection of three smaller falls that combine together to form the stream that falls over fern-covered rocks. The Khasi tribe named it Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew, meaning Three Steps Water Falls. Other waterfalls in the region include the Wir Phang Falls and the Wei Laplam Falls.
The first fall is broad and hidden between trees. The second fall is tamed and almost negligible in winter, when the water level recedes. The last and the third waterfall is the tallest. Elephant Falls is characterized by clear water flowing over dark jutting rocks with no particular forms. The steep steps can be too much trouble for kids and elderly folks.