Elephanta Caves is an example of shake cut craftsmanship and design from the hours of medieval India. The caverns are situated on the Elephanta or Gharapuri island which is arranged a ways off of 11 km from the city of Mumbai. Locally known as Gharapurichi Leni, the Elephanta Caves that exist today are remains of what were once intricately painted craftsmanships. It likewise gives a stunning perspective on the Mumbai horizon. You can arrive at the Elephanta Caves by means of a ship ride from Gateway of India. This accumulation of cavern sanctuaries goes back to fifth to seventh hundreds of years and a large portion of them are devoted to Lord Shiva.
There are two gatherings of niches in the site of the Elephanta Caves, the first is a huge gathering of five Hindu caverns and the subsequent one is a littler gathering of two Buddhist caverns. The Hindu caverns contain the stone figures speaking to the Shaiva Hindu order. The caverns are an outflow of workmanship and various significant symbolisms are etched here, which incorporate ‘Trimurti’ or three-headed Shiva, ‘Gangadhar’ which is an indication of the waterway Ganga as she slips to the earth and ‘Ardhnareshwar’, which is a portrayal of Shiva and Parvati in a similar body. Notwithstanding being a significant legacy site, the Elephanta Caves are additionally a far-fetched trekking goal.
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Elephanta Caves Timings
The best time to visit the caverns is in Winter from November to February. Keep away from rani season from June to August as the ocean gets capricious and ship calendars get disturbed. Morning hours are smarter to visit.
Timings : 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Elephanta Caves Entry Fee
Foreigners: INR 250,
Children (under 15 years): Free,
Village entry fee: INR 10,
Photography Charges: Free,
Videography Charges: INR 25
How To Reach Elephanta Caves
From Churchgate or From CST station you can take a walk to the Gateway of India or hire a taxi or local bus. After reaching Gateway of India you have to hire a ferry to the Elephanta Caves.
Elephanta Caves ferry timings
Elephanta Caves are situated on an island. To reach Elephanta Caves u have to take a boat which leaves from Gateway Of India At 9:00 AM the last boat for Elephanta Caves leaves at 2:00 PM sharp. The boat ferry can cost between Rs.130 to Rs.150 depending on the ride you choose.