Maharashtra boasts of some beautiful locations, and it is not without reason that it is one of the popular tourist attractions in India. Just like it is home to some of the famous beaches, the state is also dotted with beautiful islands. These islands, with their intriguing history, are worthy of a visit at least once in a lifetime. Here’s a list of islands that you can visit when in Maharashtra.
In Elephanta Caves, artistic carvings, spiritual callings, and a religious monolith; Ruchika Goswami; Indian Express
‘UNESCO declared it as a world heritage site. Unfortunately, visitors do not gather the significance as there is limited connection with ancient religion and iconography,’ says Dr Manjiri Bhalerao, associate professor of Indology at Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth
Elephanta Caves: Where the caves talk of history and a rich cultural legacy; Apurva Srivastava; Mumbai Live
Rich in history and a cultural legacy, Mumbai has some famous tourist locations around. The city has much to offer to those who love to explore. One place worth visiting when in Mumbai include the Elephanta Caves amongst many other iconic sites. These caves have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in 1987. Established more than 3,000 years ago, the Elephanta Caves (also known as the Island of Gharapuri) are rock-cut archaeological remains of the temples built on an island north-east of the Gateway of India.
Seeing the famous Elephanta Caves is often on the list of many visitors to Mumbai. However, the effort of having to take an hour long ferry ride from the Gateway of India, often ends with this visit being shifted down the list and often cancelled altogether. The trip to Elephanta can also be rather formidable for elderly history visitors anxious to see the caves. Reaching the jetty, a visitor has to walk up 120 steep steps from the shore beach to reach the main cave. For them there is however, a tourist toy train for those who prefer not to walk.
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Rock Cut Elephanta Caves – located on an island close to Mumbai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has remains of the exquisite sculptures of Shiva.