Elephanta Caves

Why?
  • You must feast your eyes here at least once in a lifetime!
  • Named after a colossal elephant found in the island, which is popularly known as ‘Gharapuri’
  • Famous for the exquisite and vibrant sculptures
  • Seven cave excavations in this group of caves which date back to the 6th and 7th centuries CE
  • Cave 1 is the most impressive which represents the evolved Brahmanical rock-cut architecture 
Location:
  • Island hills , about 11 km north-east of the Apollo Bandar, Mumbai and 7 km from the shore of the mainland
Timing
  • Island hills, about 11 km north-east of the Apollo Bandar, Mumbai and 7 km from the shore of the mainland
Opening Closing Time
  • All days of the week 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Entrance Fee
  • Rs.10 per person (SAARC and BIMSTEC countries ) Rs.250 per person for others, for children 
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