9 nautical miles across the sea from the Gateway of India lies Elephanta Caves. The way these caves present Hindu culture and tradition is an astonishing expression in itself.
These caves are located on Elephanta Island, which homes five Shaivite caves and some Buddhist Stupa mounds which date back to 2nd Century BC. How these were rocks carved or who created these is still unknown, but recent archaeological studies show that this island had a rich cultural past in 2nd century BC.
Reaching Elephanta Caves
Every 30 minutes, a ferry leaves for Elephanta Caves from Gateway of India. From wherever you are in Mumbai, you can take a cab to Gateway of India or if you prefer a train ride, you can come to Churchgate or CST and then take a taxi.