I took the boat to elephanta caves. It almost take an hour to reach the elephanta caves by boat via Indian ocean. There was many ships, cruise on the way which are of Indian Navy which is used to refine the petroleum and security purposes.
As we land on the elephanta caves island.. there was small shops who sells khata meetha aam, sweet Corn, and other light dishes.
I took the toy train to reach the gate early which cost Rs.10 per head including up and down that means i can come back in the same you train with the same ticket.
The entry fees of the elephanta caves in Rs.20 per head. I took the ticket and starts making steps towards the caves which was about 100-150 stairs above..
On the stairs, there are many small shops which sells handicrafts and other decorative things.
As i planned to not buy anything before the visit cave, so i go directly to the caves so i done the same.
At the caves entrance, there is again a ticket counter for the entry to the caves, it cost Rs.40 per head.
I bought the ticket and go to the caves to see what is the caves all about..
Let me tell you something about elephanta caves (took the help from google also):
Elephanta caves have a history of more than 3000 years or may be more than that. Elephanta caves are located in the Grahapuri island. This name means The City of Caves. But, now the location is more famously known as the Elephanta island. This name was given by the Portuguese invaders. When they landed on the island, they found a huge Elephant statue made of rock. Therefore, they named the island after the statue.
Most of the caves are dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses. But, there are a number of caves that represent Buddhist culture. We can also trace some sculptures that represent the combination of Hindu and Buddhist tradition.
These caves are most Visited during Monsoon Season due to some Waterfall near by these caves. here we look at some historical facts about This Historical Place.
I visited the caves and heading back towards the boat.
On the way to boat, i buy some decorative things such as metal bike, Ganesha, etc, had lunch in the restaurant in the way and after taking few minutes rest, i starts moving towards the boat.
Took the you train and went to the boat..
On the way to the Gateway of india, in the boat, i feel so sleepy, as i haven't taken sleep properly, people in the same boat are so excited about the experience, so i can't even take a fast nap 😁😂🤨