Elephanta – Buddhist Caves
Elephanta Caves are located across the Mumbai harbour on an island is declared as the World Heritage Site, accessible by a ferry ride from Gateway of India. One of these caves is dedicated to Hindu sect Shaiva and second the smaller one is dedicated to Buddhism. The rock cut architecture of the caves has been dated to between the 5th and 8th centuries.
The three-headed Trimurti statue is carved out of a single rock and is considered to be one of the masterpieces of Indian sculpture. It is 20 feet high, and each head is six feet high.
Elephanta Caves are a popular day excursion for inbound travellers staying in South Mumbai.