Elephanta Caves in Raigad, Maharashtra, India - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Elephanta Caves

Gharapuri, Maharashtra 400094, India

Hindu Temples
Caves
Monuments

About Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. They are on Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbour, The Elephanta Caves contain rock cut stone sculptures that show syncretism of Hindu and Buddhist ideas and iconography. The caves are hewn from solid basalt rock. Except for a few exceptions, much of the artwork is defaced and damaged



Attractions near Elephanta Caves

Kala Ghoda10.97km from Elephanta Caves
Gateway Of India Mumbai11.17km from Elephanta Caves
National Gallery Of Modern Art11.32km from Elephanta Caves
The Taj Mahal Palace11.34km from Elephanta Caves

Where is Elephanta Caves

Discover more attractions in Raigad, where Elephanta Caves is located

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he district was renamed after Raigad, the fort that was the former capital of the Maratha leader Shivaji Maharaj, and is located in the interior regions of the district. Raigad is known for its historical places, beaches, landscapes and diverse flora and fauna of Western Ghats.