Elephanta Caves


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A short ferry ride from busy Apollo Bunder, near the Gateway of India, lies a small enclave called Elephanta Island, known locally as Gharapuri or "The City of Caves." Constructed between the mid-5th and 6th centuries AD, this mythic site is thought to hold the beginnings of India's cultural and spiritual past. The island's two historic cave systems, with their stunning rock-cut architecture and intricately carved reliefs, depict significant figures from Hinduism and Buddhism. Designated as a world heritage site, the Elephanta Caves are a beautiful and befitting reminder of the strong cultural foundations of the Indian people.