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About Elephanta Caves

Your trip to Elephanta Caves is going to be etched in your memory forever. It starts from the very moment you set your foot on the ferry that will take you to the Elephanta Island- an hour's trip from the central city. As you reach the ancient caves created between AD 450 and 750, it may feel you've stepped into a different world, almost surreal. But hold your horses, this is only just the beginning. Move one to explore the intricately carved wall temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, which depict the finest time of Arts in India. The highlight of your trip, however, will be the 6 meters tall and opulent structure of Sadhashiva, showcasing the three faces of Lord Shiva- the creator, preserver and the destroyer of the universe. There was a giant stone elephant at the caves that collapsed in 1814 and was shifted to Mumbai's Victoria Gardens. The caves that were initially known as Gharapuri came to be known as Elephanta because of this structure. To find out more about the origin of these caves, you can visit the small museum on site that has a pictorial presentation of the history of the caves.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 4 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Entry Fee Indian, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand Citizens : INR 10 Other Foreign Citizens : INR 250 Village Entry Adult : INR 10 Child : INR 10 Camera Photo : Free Video : INR 25 Boat Ticket(two way) : INR 130 - 150 depending on the type of boat
  • Closed On Mondays
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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