A popular tourist attraction near Shillong, Elephant falls is a combination of 3 rivers. One of the British officers named it as Elephant falls after they saw a rock which resembled as an elephant. This rock was later destroyed due to earthquake. Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew was the name given by the Khasi tribe, meaning Three Steps Water Falls. Around 12 km from the outskirts of the capital city of Meghalaya, Elephant falls can be easily reached via public transport.
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Elephant falls is one of the natural wonders of Northeast India that you must not miss. Located quite close to Shillong peak, the Elephant falls should be on your sight-seeing itinerary along with other major attractions like Umiam Lake and Lady Hydari Park.
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