Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. They are located on Elephanta Island, in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres to the east of the city of Mumbai . The island, located offshore about 2 kilometres west of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port, consists of five hindu caves and a few Buddhist stupa mounds that date back to the 2nd century BCE. The name Elephanta was given by the colonial Portuguese when they found elephant statues on it. It takes nearly 1 hour to reach the island by steamer boat which charges INR 200-250 for to and fro journey. Toy train service is available from the port to the caves. But one may prefer a walking as we liked so along the sea side. Caves are situated upstairs. Beautiful sculpture are there in the caves but most of them are ruined now. In spite, they are very attractive , specially to the history lovers. You may find some good restaurants serving south Indian food. After having some enjoyable hours and a refreshing returning journey through Arabian sea, it is time to return to Mumbai.
Remember: So many monkeys are there just monkeying around the tourists. Be aware of them