Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Elephanta Caves in Mumbai

A day on the water and The Elephanta Caves. A most impressive UNESCO site dating from the 3rd century BC featuring Hindu and Buddhist carvings. There are seven caves in all.

Leaving the Mumbai harbor for Elephanta Island

 A long steep hike to the entrance of the Caves
 Entrance to the Hindu Shiva Cave.
 A Hindu shrine for fertility.
 Trimurti. Probably the most impressive carving standing 20 feet tall.

 The Great Hall in the main Shiva Cave.

Children waiting to get into the site. Indian adults pay 60 rupee to get in. Indian children and students pay 30 rupee. We paid 500 rupee each.

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