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Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves

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A UNESCO world heritage site, Elephanta caves and a collection of temples is predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The caves are located on Elephanta island at the Mumbai harbor. The Elephanta Caves contain rock cut stone sculptures that show syncretism of Hindu and Buddhist ideas and iconography. The carvings inside the caves narrate Hindu mythologies. Except for a few exceptions, much of the artwork is defaced and damaged.
Elephanta caves are five rock-cut caves in the western hill and a brick stupa in the eastern hill.

Elephanta caves main attractions:
The Elephanta Caves contain rock cut stone sculptures that show syncretism of Hindu and Buddhist ideas and iconography. The stone sculptures and carvings are the main attractions of the Elephanta caves.

Best time to visit Elephanta caves:
Winter months from November to February are the best time to visit the Elephanta caves. Avoid peak monsoon season (June to August ) as the sea becomes unpredictable and ferry schedules get disrupted.

Elephanta caves timings:
Timings of Elephanta Caves are from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. It is open on all days of the week except on Mondays. For Indians, the entrance fee is Rs. 35 and for foreign nationalities, Rs. 550.

T&C

  • The e-ticket is not transferable
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • Visitor shall be required to show an original photo identity proof at the entry to the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
  • This monument is a Non Smoking zone.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Refund policy later for any transaction is not permitted as per the guidelines of the Archaeological Survey Of India so refund for any transaction under any circumstances won't be possible.