Elephanta caves

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The ecstasy of traveling:

This creation of the universe in itself is marvelous. Just look at a human mind, it does not know what “limited” means! It always wants more and impulses the heart and soul to explore the fantastic universe. Mind itself is a mystery, hence it loves mysteries. Like a car needs fuel to work, in the same way, the mind needs fuel by exploring new places. Here, BookBySlot brings you to Elephanta Caves which is one of the incredible tourist sites in India.

Location of Elephanta Caves :

The famous Elephanta Caves in India are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and they are the collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. They are located on Elephanta Island or Gharapuri in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometers to the east of the city of Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra. This island is located offshore, west of Jawaharlal Nehru Port, which is at a distance of 2 kilometers and consists of Shaivite caves and a few Buddhist stupa mounds.

History and Beauty of Elephanta Caves:

Though it is believed that these were built between the 5th and 8th century C.E., the five Hindu caves and two Buddhist caves are collectively known as the Elephanta Caves that have survived through centuries of habitation, irruption, and scorn to still stand and bring out thousands of tourists in present-day to Mumbai. They were named as Elephanta caves because there stands a still statue of elephant ear near the landing place. On arrival to caves through the main northern entrance, there is a massive hall, supported by large pillars. The caves are blown down from solid basalt rock. They were beautifully built and scripted but now only the traces exist. The most conspicuous cave among all the caves is Cave 1 or Maheshmurti cave which is basically rock-cut temple, enormous in size, having an area of 60,000 feet, sustained by a row of six columns each.

BookBySlot brings the important information for you, if planning to visit Elephanta Caves:

The visiting hours for Elephanta caves are 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (all days of the week except Monday) according to the Indian Standard Time. The entry fees for Indian nationals is Rs 10 and for foreign visitors is Rs 460.

BookBySlot helps to make this visit joyful and pleasant by booking hotels on the hourly basis which can help relax and take rest if you feel fatigue. Hotel Bookings are available with great discounts. If planning to transit near the airport – Lalit Mumbai, Oriental residency, Oriental Aster are premium hotels that BookBySlot provides on an hourly basis, with full day option as well. Treebo Annex Executive, Treebo Golden Tulipz, Treebo Aster, Treebo Daisy Residency, Treebo Palace Residency, Treebo Mumbai International, Treebo Olive Inn (Bandra Kurla Complex) are some well-infrastructured budget airport hotels that can be booked on bookbyslot.com when planning to visit Elephanta Caves.

 

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