The ‘City of Caves’, on an island in the Sea of Oman close to Bombay, contains a collection of rock art linked to the cult of Shiva. Here, Indian art has found one of its most perfect expressions, particularly the huge high reliefs in the main cave.
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When to go
While tourists visit all the year round, Mumbai is best visited between the months of October and March – after the monsoons and before the summer sets in.
How to go
The Elephanta caves can be reached by ferry from Mumbai. Mumbai has an international airport that is well-connected with other global destinations and airport hubs.
Where to stay
Mumbai has hotel and guest house accommodation to suit most price ranges. Budget room rates can start from as low as INR 400 ($6) a night.
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Places to stay
- CST retiring room
- Travelled overnight to Delhi
- Apex dormitory for backpackers in mumbai
Places to eat
- Restaurant Near the Cave Entrance
- Santosh Restaurant
- Pizzaexpress near gateway of India
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Recommendations for Elephanta Caves
- Enormous statue of Maheshmurti of Shiva - Prafulla Mannewar
- The Shiva carvings, Ferry ride - Sanghamitra B. Jayant
- Ferry ride to the Gharapuri Island - Shashank Manu
- There are two large navel cannons atop elephanta caves hill that are worth visiting. - Prasun Bheri
- Toy train - Surbhi Thakur
- Riding in the local trains during rush hour :) - Ajay Reddy
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