The main cave in Elephanta with massive panels carved on the inner walls. You'll be spending majority of the tour time here. Beyond this main cave are four more minor caves connected with a walkway.
Elephanta Cave 6 and Cave 7
Cave 6 and 7 are located in the eastern hill in Elephanta Island. It's not very frequented by visitors compared to the rest of the caves.
How to reach Elephanta Caves
Elephanta is an island off the Mumbai (Bombay) coast.So the first point is to get to Mumbai.
Ferry to Elephanta
Elephanta Ferry (launch) services operate from the Gateway of India ferry point also called the Apollo Bandar.
Elephanta in a Nutshell
What is Elephanta?Elephanta Caves is UNESCO World Heritage site is a fine specimen of rock cut architecture and art of medieval India.
Elephanta Cave 3
This a large cave complex, probably second only to the main Cave.The facade is impressive with a row of large cussion capital pillars.
Mythical Themes at Elephanta
The choice of the themes in Elephanta's panels is an interesting mix... anything from love to contemplation to violence to performing arts to yoga. In Elephanta you'll see some of the highest watermarks of medieval India's sculptural art.
Elephanta Cave 2
This is an unfinished cave, located near Cave 1, that is the main attraction in Elephanta.Follow the paved trail from the courtyard of the main cave (Cave 1), you can spot cave 2 on your right, slightly up on the hillside.