Elephant waterfalls, one of the most famous waterfalls of Meghalaya, is located 12 km away from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. An elephant-shaped stone was present at its foot, and thus the falls were named after it. But gradually, the stone disintegrated and swept away because of an earthquake in 1987.
Now only the waterfalls remain, which is very popular among tourists. In the local Khasi language, the Elephant falls is known as “Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohshiew”, which means ‘the three-step waterfall‘.