The Elephant Falls. Just about half a kilometre from the Airforce Museum is the Elephant Falls. Stairs, and some of them rather steep, take you down to where the water cascades down three steps to form the Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew or the Three Steps Falls. No, even I don’t know how to say it aloud. No wonder then that the British, the moment they found a vaguely elephant looking rock in the vicinity, renamed it to Elephant Falls, and did not bother reverting to the old name, even when the namesake rock was destroyed in an earthquake in 1897. History aside, do go there for the stunning visuals.
We then reached the parking slot in 3 hours and it was a memorable one. Everyone's dress was drenched with sweat and took rest for sometime. Driver was on time and we boarded the traveller. Our next destination is Elephant Falls, it was a 3 storeyed falls. A view point on each layer of the waterfalls, it was good. Highlight of that venue, was trying out the Khasi tribal dress. Everyone changed to that attire and took the snaps. We then reached to Air Force Museum nearby, spent some time in it. Few prototypes of the missile and aircraft were available.
2. 3 Steps Waterfall/Elephant Falls - Elephant falls is probably the first fall that you'll see in Meghalaya. Due to the resemblance of rock to the elephant, Britishers named the falls as Elephant falls. The rock was later destroyed in an earthquake. The fall is also called the 3 steps waterfall as it is a three-tier waterfall. This may not be the best waterfall in Meghalaya but it is definitely worth your time.
The rock resembling a shape of an elephant is the reason of its name being Elephant falls, a few stairs away , it gives a view worth cherishing.
Day 2: Morning I got up early. Last night was very rough as I was wet all day and the rain is still on. I packed all the gear again and left to visit Elephant falls. It is named after a rock formed in the shape of the elephant first discovered by Britishers. This a three-level waterfall and the last water stream is so beautiful. Elephant Waterfalls, Shillong