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Elephanta Caves Tour

Elephanta Caves Tour

The Elephanta Caves are a great tourist attraction in the vicinity of the large Mumbai meteropolis. The Elephanta island is located 10 km away from the Gateway of India at Mumbai. These caves house rock cut temples dating back to the 5th century CE.

The Elephanta island was so named by the Portuguese, after the statue of an elephant near the landing area of the island. These rock cut temples dedicated to Shiva Mahadeva are rich in sculptural content. Motorboats take passengers from Appollo Bunder near the Gateway of India.

The entire cave temple complex covers an area of about 60000 squrare feet and it consists a main chamber and two lateral ones , courtyards and several subsidary shrines. Above the temple is the mass of natural rock.

There are three entrances to this temple. The ones on the east and the west marking the axis of the temple. A 20 pillared hall lines the axis, and on its western end is the cella in shich is enshrined a Shivalingam. The pillars consist of fluted columns standing on square bases, and are crowned with fluted cushion capitals.

Elephanta Caves Tour
Suggested Itinerary

Elephanta Caves Mumbai Tour

   
 
Places Covered
:
Delhi - Goa - Mumbai - Elephanta Caves  
Duration
:
6 Days / 5 Nights    
   
 

DAY 01

 

Arrive Delhi
Welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Old & New Delhi. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

  DAY 02
 
Delhi - Goa
Transfer to airport to take the flight to Goa. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative & transferred to the hotel.

GOA - It's 450 years under Portuguese domination produced a unique, syncretic blend of East and West. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
  DAY 03
 

Goa
Fullday sightseeing of Goa - Visit Old Goa, the most important Cathedrals and churches - namely Se-Cathedral, Church of St. Francis Xavier, St. Catherine's Church, Arch of Vice Roy of Goa. Miramar Beach -This is the only beach close to any city and has a good view of the river Mandovi flowing into the sea. Also visit Dona Paula fishing village which is a small village at the tip of Panaji, the place has a very good view point and a monument at the same place. Dinner & overnight at hotel

DAY 04
Goa
Full day at leisure for independent activities. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
 
DAY 05
Goa - Mumbai
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

DAY 06

Mumbai - Departure
In the morning one hour boat ride across Mumbai Harbour brings you to the lush green Elephanta Island. Visit some of the huge and intricately carved Elephanta Caves that date back to the 8th century. For rows of massive columns cut into solid rock from three magnificent avenues, lead to the outstanding
Goa Beaches (Elephanta Caves Tour)
three-headed sculpture representing Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Dedicated to Shiva, the beauty and power of thesephenomenal sculptures depicting the various manifestations of Shiva is overpowering. Afternoon city sightseeing tour. Evening transfer to the International airport for flight to onward destination


 
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