Elephanta Island, locally called Gharapuri island is off the Mumbai coast. The cave temples of Elephanta is located on the hillocks of Elephanta Island.
Elephanta is an island off the Mumbai (Bombay) coast.So the first point is to get to Mumbai.
Elephanta Ferry (launch) services operate from the Gateway of India ferry point also called the Apollo Bandar.
Gangadhara, roughly translates the 'Bearer of the Ganges'.A complex sequence of events led to bringing the heavenly river Ganga (Ganges) to Earth.
What is Elephanta?Elephanta Caves is UNESCO World Heritage site is a fine specimen of rock cut architecture and art of medieval India.
Mahayogi Shiva is located as you enter the main cave, opposite to the panel of Nataraja at Elephanta .This is an unusual posture of Shiva portrayed as sitting on a lotus flower in meditating attitude.
Elephanta has a small site museum.The museum resembles more of an old house with terracotta roof.
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.
Elephanta Jetty view
Elephanta site Map
Fishing Boats in Elephanta Island
Launch in Elephanta
old landing pier in Elephanta
Ruined Fishing boat in Elephanta
Toy Train in Elephanta Island
Toy train Station in Elephanta