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 5
Though it's an unfinished cave, a visit can give you good idea of the how the work in progress sites looked like during the excavation of caves.
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.
How to reach Elephanta Caves
Elephanta is an island off the Mumbai (Bombay) coast.So the first point is to get to Mumbai.
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 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 4
This cave has a large open verandah with a massive unsupported rock formation overhanging above.There is a beautiful doorjamb carved around the entrance to the main shrine at the center.
Ferry to Elephanta
Elephanta Ferry (launch) services operate from the Gateway of India ferry point also called the Apollo Bandar.