The Elephanta Caves are caves located in Elephanta Island near Mumbai. The Elephanta Island was so named by the Portuguese, after the statue of an elephant near the landing area of the island. Elephanta caves showcases rock cut temples dating back to the 5th century. legends of Shiva carved in rock cave temples. The cave complex is a collection of shrines, courtyards, inner cells, grand halls and porticos arranged in the splendid symmetry of Indian rock-cut architecture, and filled with exquisite stone sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The temple complex is also said to be the abode of Shiva. - We start from the Gateway of India. Board the ferry boat to the Elephanta Island, it's a One hour ride. After visiting Elephanta caves We will begin our sightseeing The Gateway of India, Taj Palace Hotel. We will drive to the Fort Heritage area and the Kala Ghoda Art District. Tour will also take you through VT Station, Marine Drive Chowpatty, High Court, Bombay University, Flora Fountain, Old Banking District, Horniman Circle, Asiatic Library, Regal Circle, etc. Our day and the time we start the tour is flexible and is meant to accommodate your schedule and interests. Note Please: Elephanta Caves are open all days of the week EXCEPT MONDAY. From 9:00 a. m. to 6:00 p. m.