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Elephanta Caves

Located at Elephanta Island

 

Elephanta Caves are a network of sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri ("the city of caves") in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres to the east of the city of Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The island, located on an arm of the Arabian Sea, consists of two groups of caves—the first is a large group of five Hindu caves, the second, a smaller group of two Buddhist caves. The Hindu caves contain rock cut stone sculptures, representing the Shaiva Hindu sect, dedicated to the Lord Shiva.

 

The Only way to reach Elephanta Caves is by the way of Boat/Jetty you can get the Boat/Jetty at Gateway of India. There are two types of boat to reach Elephanta Island. Deluxe and Economy as the cost for both the boat ride are the different the first boat leaves for Elephanta Island is at 9.00 AM and the last boat from the Elephanta Island is at 5.000 PM.

 

Except Rainy Season all other seasons are best. In Rainy Season most of the rides are avoided because of the High Tides in the sea

 

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