Elephanta Caves These caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With beautifully carved sculptural pieces these caves are a must visit site for family, friends and couples.
Is Elephanta caves worth visiting?
Yes, if you are lover of Indian culture and ancient architectural techniques then Indeed Elephanta caves are of great worth to visit. It is called the glorious abode of Lord Shiva. An epitome of Hindu cave culture, Elephanta consists of seven caves of which the most notable is the Mahesa-murti cave.
Is Sanjay Gandhi National Park safe for couples?
The SGNP is turning into a dangerous spot for lovers. The secluded spots in the park may protect young couples from their families eyes, but they are drawing the attention of criminals who are lurking in search of prey.
What is the entry fees of Elephanta Caves?
Elephanta Caves Ticket BookingEntry Fee (Indian)INR 40Entry Fee (SAARC and BIMSTEC)INR 40Entry Fee (Foreigner )INR 600Entry Below (Children Below Age 15)Free
Which day Elephanta Caves closed?
It is closed on Mondays and the Elephanta Caves timings are from 9am to 5pm.
How many steps are there in Elephanta Caves?
125 steps Once you get to the island you take a very short train ride (you can actually walk it) to the 125 steps leading up to the cave. If the walk is too difficult for you there are four young men who will carry you on a chair up and down the steps.
Can we take car inside Sanjay Gandhi park?
Entry of private vehicles will be prohibited into the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) when it reopens for tourists after the lockdown. Sixteen battery-operated buses will instead ferry people inside the park, especially to the Kanheri caves. On average, the park sees 100 private vehicles daily.
Are there tigers in Sanjay Gandhi National Park?
Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai now has a new member. An 8-year-old Rajura tiger was captured recently in the park. It was captured from Rajura forest area of Chandrapur district by a team of doctors and was later taken to Wildlife Conservation Center Gorewada in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
How long does it take to see Elephanta caves?
about 2 hours It takes an hour to get to the island and about 2 hours to see the caves. Guides can be very aggressive in offering their services but you do not need a guide and do not pay more than 1200 rupees (they will try to get 3000). The climb up to the caves can be tiring but is not too difficult.
What is the best time to visit Elephanta caves?
Winter months from November to February are the best time to visit the caves. Avoid peak monsoon season (June to August ) as the sea becomes unpredictable and ferry schedules get disrupted. Morning hours are better to visit this destination.
Who destroyed Elephanta Caves?
When the island was ceded to the Portuguese by the kings of Ahmadabad in the 16th century, it ceased to be a place of worship, and the caves and sculptures were damaged by Portuguese soldiers.
Is Sgnp open after lockdown?
Mumbais popular Sanjay Gandhi National Park was closed for the last few weeks due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, as per reports, the officials from Borivalis SGNP have now decided to reopen the gates from June 15, 2021.
Is Sanjay Gandhi park safe?
It is pretty safe to be out there as long as you appear confident and do not look lost and scared.
Is Sanjay Gandhi National Park worth visiting?
Stunning park, worth a visit just to see the caves. Climb to the top and you get a stunning view of the park, and Mumbai in the distance. Apparently there is a waterfall but quite a walk away.