Elephanta Island, locally called Gharapuri island is off the Mumbai coast. The cave temples of Elephanta is located on the hillocks of Elephanta Island.
What is Elephanta?Elephanta Caves is UNESCO World Heritage site is a fine specimen of rock cut architecture and art of medieval India.
Elephanta is an island off the Mumbai (Bombay) coast.So the first point is to get to Mumbai.
The Elephanta Island Map (Gharapuri).Popular attractions are marked (Cave 1 to Cave 5) and the Cannon Hill.
Elephanta has a small site museum.The museum resembles more of an old house with terracotta roof.
The ferocious expression of Shiva in the Andhakasura Vadha panel stands in stark contrast with the aspects depicted in other panels.
This a large cave complex, probably second only to the main Cave.The facade is impressive with a row of large cussion capital pillars.
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.
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