Located on Elephanta Island, in the Arabian Sea off the coast of
Mumbai, the Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an
absolute must for visitors to Mumbai. The caves feature
(the oldest of the four sects of Hindusm) stone
sculptures of Hindu deities important to worshippers of Shiva. Many
of the sculptures in the caves were unfortunately defaced by the
Portuguese who, in the 17th century, used the sculptures as target
practice. A fascinating and deeply rewarding excursion, visitors to
Mumbai are strongly urged to make the trip to the Elephanta Caves a
non-negotiable part of their travel itineraries.
Address: Elephanta Island Opening Time: Boats depart from the Gateway of India every 30
minutes on Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 2.30pm Admission: Admission to caves: Rs 250; Ferry ticket: Rs
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