Elephanta caves are world famous and one of the most stunning and historically significant sites in India. Located on Elephanta Island in Mumbai, the Elephanta caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site that showcases the pinnacle of ancient Indian rock-cut architecture and sculpture. You will see magnificent carvings, sculptures, and rock-cut temples depicting the stories of Lord Shiva. For the weekend trip from Mumbai, Elephanta Caves is ideal for history buffs, photographers, and anybody who wants to discover India‘s rich cultural heritage.
Our holiday packages from Mumbai will provide you with insightful information on the history and significance of the caves, ensuring this is an enriching experience for all.
Witness the beautiful Elephanta Caves with our tours and travel Mumbai, starting at 8:30 am. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the famous Gateway of India, a renowned tourist spot in Mumbai. From there, you will embark on a picturesque ferry ride to the lush green Elephanta Island, which will take approximately 1 hour and 15 mins.
As you reach the island, you will be captivated by the two majestic hills covered in forests. The island boasts two cave groups, with the first consisting of five Hindu caves and the second featuring two Buddhist caves.
To reach the temple, you can take the toy train which in itself is a beautiful experience. Upon entering the 5th-century rock-cut temple, you will be mesmerized by the magnificent stone sculptures, expertly carved corridors, enchanting rock work, and captivating mythical themes. A truly awe-inspiring sight to behold!
The temple complex is a magnificent sight, adorned with a plethora of majestic sculptures depicting the various manifestations of Lord Shiva, such as Kalyanasundara, Gangadhara, Ardhanariswara, Uma Maheswara, Nataraja, Yogiswara, Andhakaasuravadamoorthy, and Ravanaanugrahamurthy.
As you explore the premises, you‘ll also witness the showcase of Indian art and craft, featuring an enchanting array of exquisite pieces. Additionally, local shops offer handcrafted treasures that are sure to captivate your senses.
After a fulfilling Mumbai trip to the Elephanta caves, the ferry will take you back to the Gateway of India at 01:30 PM. From there, our driver will transport you back to your hotel, bringing your exciting trip to the end.
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