The Elephanta Island is easily accessible by ferry from Mumbai being around 10 km far from the port. Boats leave daily from the Gateway of India, taking about an hour each way. This place, earlier known as Gharapuri ("the city of caves") was an important place of worship for Hindus.The present name Elephanta was given by the Portuguese explorers in the 17th century. The Elephanta Caves area network of sculpted caves. There are two groups of caves: the larger Hindu caves and the two smaller Buddhist caves. The Hindu caves contain wonderful sculptures of lord Shiva, dated back to the 5th& 8th century.
10 km of ferry Ride
Visit this Holy and Romantic place and learn more about the Hindu gods