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Caves in Elephanta

Elephanta in a Nutshell

What is Elephanta?Elephanta CavesĀ is UNESCO World Heritage site is a fine specimen of rock cut architecture and art of medieval India.

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Elephanta Cave 1

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.

Kanheri Caves and Sanjay Gandhi National Park Rail Route Map

How to reach Kanheri Caves

Kanheri Caves are located inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, north of Mumbai.It's about 1 hour train ride from the Churchgate station on the Harbour line of the the Mumbai Rail Network.

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Ferry returning to Mumbai from Elephanta. The Elephanta Island in the backdrop.

How to reach Elephanta Caves

Elephanta is an island off the Mumbai (Bombay) coast.So the first point is to get to Mumbai.

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Elephants Island Map

Elephanta Map

The Elephanta Island Map (Gharapuri).Popular attractions are marked (Cave 1 to Cave 5) and the Cannon Hill.

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Mumbai Suburban Rail connections to reach Elephanta.

Mumbai Rail Network

Mumbai has a crowded by very efficient local train network.The local train rail network covers the whole city and beyond.

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Ferry point Elephanta

Ferry to Elephanta

Elephanta Ferry (launch) services operate from the Gateway of India ferry point also called the Apollo Bandar.

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