“Found in almost every website and travel book, Elephanta caves in Mumbai is quite famous since old Bombay days as tourist attractions and an adventure of boat ride which is required to reach there from Gateway of India ..”
Elephanta Caves Mumbai
Being one of the very oldest caves, Elephanta is located around 10 to 12 kilometers from Gateway of India at south Mumbai, This cave is very famous tourist attraction and specialized for rocky old temples. Inside there is lord shiva and Trimurty idol statues just in entrance known for Indian craft and carving work done since ancient old age. It were Portuguese who named it Elephanta caves because they found an idol statue of elephant near the caves.
Specialty is a 20 feet height idol of Load shiva with three head, so called ‘Trimurty Sadashiva’, and more of such old age sculptures and idols inside. A very good place to be seen for all those historical place lovers photographers taking photos of same.
How To Reach Elephanta Caves
Address : One needs to get down at Churchgate Station (South End of Mumbai), Take a taxi towards ‘Gateway of India’ Appollo Bunder, From Appollo Bunder there are Motor boats towards cave.