The Elephanta Caves are one of the most attractive, historically significant attractions located in Mumbai.
There are two groups of caves at the place: one presenting five caves dedicated to Hindu gods, and a second group with two Buddhist monuments.
Travel Tips for Visitors-
1- If you are planning a visit to this beautiful site, you must remember a few points
2- The best time to visit the cave is during the morning hours.
3- The Elephanta cave is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
4- The island is full of monkeys. Therefore be careful of monkeys, mainly on the stairs.
5- Wear comfortable shoes, carry water to keep yourself hydrated.
6- Those who are interested in history, art, or religion, must visit Elephanta Caves.
The Main Cave or Cave-I – It is known as the Shiva Cave-I
Shiva as Mahayogi – Here lord Shiva is to be found in a yogic posture.
Uma Mahesvara – Murti of Lord Shiva and Sakti are releases of the undivided absolute.
Ardhanarisvara-Murti - This is the form of Shiva as half man and half woman
Nrittamurti Shiva – Here Shiva is proclaimed as the Nataraja, or king of dance.
Highlights of Tour:
1. Visit the Elephanta Caves; a UNESCO World Heritage site, available from the Gateway of India
2. It is an amusing journey to the caves, giving knowledge about features and the story behind.
3. To help in the tour an English speaking guide will be available.
4. Tasty local berries are sold on the island at a reasonable price.