Placed at a distance of around 12 km from Shillong, Elephant waterfalls are just a few minutes’ drive away from the Shillong Peak. One of the most popular tourist attractions of Shillong, this waterfall is called ‘Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew’ by the Khasi locals. Do not miss visiting the Elephant waterfalls during your tour to Shillong. It is a 2-tiered rugged waterfall that lies right amidst thick greenery, finally reaching a small lake. The two successive falls, stream down from mountains on rocky steps, creating a foam effect. The clear water and the lush greenery form an amazing sight making the place all the more worth-visiting.
These waterfalls were renamed by the British, as Elephant Waterfalls, after a huge elephant-shaped rock near the falls. This rock was destroyed at the time of an earthquake. Spend some memorable moments here with your loved ones.