Each year, a motor launch carries visitors from Mumbai's Gateway
of India Monument to Elephanta Island, a small island about an hour
and a half's journey from the city, to enjoy the very special
experience of the Elephanta Festival. A selection of renowned
Indian dancers and musicians perform spectacular pieces against the
dramatic backdrop of the island's 1,300-year-old cave temples,
while the smells of food stalls and wood smoke mix in the balmy
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