If you think that Mumbai is the only place to explore the rich lifestyle of India, think again and flip pages of Mumbai’s famous attractions. Elephanta Island is one of the most famous travel destinations in Mumbai. The island is located on Gharapuri (the city of caves) in Mumbai Harbour. There are around 5 caves in this beautiful island. The 2 caves are Buddhist Caves and the rest are of Hindu where Hindu Lord Shiva sculptures can be seen.
There are several rock sculptures in these caves that present the rich architecture of the 4th and 5th centuries of India. The place was worshiped by Hindu religions before the rein of Portuguese, who came here during 1534. They recalled the name of the island “Elephanta” as a giant statue of Elephant was situated at the entrance; it was later shifted to the BhauDaji Lad Museum in Mumbai… There are lots to discover in this beautiful island. So don’t miss to visit there during your travel to Mumbai.