A trip not to be missed if visiting Mumbai is a picnic to Elephanta Island that has been declared as World Heritage Monumental Site. With very exquisite sculptures mainly devoted to Lord Shiva, these seven caves are considered to belong to 6th century AD.
You need to spend lot of time walking around to cover the architectures, shrines and monuments intrinsically carved from rocks. But the peaceful noise free environment can become your energy boosters.
We were caught in a storm while returning and were stuck in the island for quite some time. It was a thrilling experience to watch the boats parked banging at each other in the rough waves and to add to that, we were completely drenched by the sea water splashes. But that triggered the sea sickness in me and the return journey was a bit devastating.
- Elephanta Island is open to visitors from 9 am to 5 pm except on Mondays
- Entrance Fee is Rs. 10 per head and it is free entry for children up to 15 years
- There are constant Ferry trips from the Gateway of India, Mumbai
- Not much choice of food stalls