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Elephanta Caves-Cave Temple - Mumbai

Elephanta Caves - Island Cave Temple - MumbaiThese island cave temples are dedicated to Hindu Gods. During the time of Portuguese possession [16th Century] name of island was changed to Elephanta from Gharapuri. There are seven caves on two hills, but only three are open for the public. The most significant one Mahesha-Murti Cave. Elephanta caves are among the start tourist attractions of Mumbai as this also provide pleasure of sea journey.

Elephanta caves are on the list of World Heritage of UINESCO and are one of magnificent illustration of rock-cut sculpture in India. Maharashtra Tourism Development corporation is organizing an annual festival "Elephanta Dance Festival" in the month of February.  

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